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Old 02-13-2013, 10:20 AM
VirtuallyInsane VirtuallyInsane is offline
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Pygame Screen within Vizard World

Hello everyone,

at the risk of asking a silly question I would like ask wether anyone knows how one could have a screen with a pygame game on within Vizard.

The same way Vizard offers the possibility to play a video file on a virtual object (e.g. 3d model of a screen) with the viz.addVideo() function, would it be possible to blit (hope that's the correct term...) a pygame animation on a screen model within a model of a virtual room? Or would there be some other way with Python using some of pygame's functions?

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Alvin
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:10 AM
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To be clear, you want to display the live output of a pygame application as a texture in Vizard?
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:48 AM
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Hello,

thank you for your quick answer! Yes exactly! Essentially what we would like to do is to run a little experiment programmed with pygame on a 3d model of a screen in a virtual model of a room. So it would be sort of a "virtual recreation" of a normal psychological experimental setting. Would you know an existing solution to do this?

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Frank Verberne Frank Verberne is offline
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I needed something similar, and my solution was to have one laptop running the program I wanted to show in Vizard. On another computer, I use a webcam to film the contents of that laptop, and show the videofeed of that webcam on a texture in Vizard. See the example code below. Something similar may be a solution for you as well.

Code:
viz.go()
screen = viz.addTexQuad(size=4)
#Create Video Camera extension
video = viz.add('VideoCamera.dle')
#Connect to next available generic video capture device
cam = video.addWebcam()
#Apply videofeed of webcam as a texture of the screen
screen.texture(cam)
See (this thread: http://forum.worldviz.com/showthread.php?t=4458) for another suggestion of using VLC to capture the desktop of a computer running the pygame and stream it out via directshow.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:50 AM
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Hello Mr Verberne,

thank you very much for your solution, this is an ingenious idea! I will definitely try to do that.

Many thanks and best regards!

Alvin
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