Because free people like games too


SabreGL is an Irrlicht based 3D python module, designed to make 3D applications (primarily games) very easy to create. It takes a large amount of work out of 3D programming, providing simple commands for performing most common tasks. As an example, with only 7 lines of code you can load a fully textured BSP model (Quake's level format) and walk around with automatic sliding collision and gravity.

from sabregl import *

initscreen(800, 600, 32) #Create an 800 x 600 window with 32 bit colour depth
loadzip("game_package.pk3") #Load a compressed game package
level = loadmodel("level.bsp") #Load the level from the compressed package

autocollide(level, (30, 50, 30)) #Make the camera automatically collide with the level (giving the camera a size of 30 x 50 x 30)

while 1: #Enter the main game loop
        sync() #Render the scene and handle input


(As of 3rd February 2007)

If you're looking for direct python bindings to Irrlicht try Venom, SabreGL is intended to be a greatly simplified interface to the Irrlicht engine.



For now SabreGL is only available directly from the CVS repositories. It can be checked out with the following command:

cvs -z3 co sabregl


Currently the only available documentation is the built-in pydoc.