The Python File Format Interface, briefly PyFFI, is an open source
Python library for processing block structured binary files:
- Simple: Reading, writing, and manipulating complex binary files
in a Python environment is easy! Currently, PyFFI supports the
NetImmerse/Gamebryo NIF and KFM formats, CryTek’s CGF format, the
FaceGen EGM format, the DDS format, and the TGA format.
- Batteries included: Many tools for files used by 3D games, such
as optimizers, stripifier, tangent space calculator, 2d/3d hull
algorithms, inertia calculator, as well as a general purpose file
editor QSkope (using PyQt4), are
- Modular: Its highly modular design makes it easy to add support
for new formats, and also to extend existing functionality.
Get PyFFI from
or install it with:
easy_install -U PyFFI
To get the latest (but possibly unstable) code, clone PyFFI from its
git clone --recursive git://github.com/amorilia/pyffi.git
Be sure to use the –recursive flag to ensure that you also get all
of the submodules.
If you wish to
code on PyFFI and send your contributions back upstream, get a github
account and fork PyFFI.
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