Skip to main content

A 3D visualization library oriented to mining applications

Project description


BlastSight is a 3D visualization software designed to aid in Mining research.



You can install BlastSight with the following command:

pip install git+


Implemented in Python 3.7 and qtpy, it's useful as a library and as an application, so you can use it as a viewer, or integrate it to an application you're developing.

Application Mode

Start the application with python -m blastsight.

From there you can load elements with File > Load [element].

More information in Help > Help.

Integrable Mode

You can embed BlastSight's viewer within your application.

Check the following code and adapt it to your needs.

from qtpy.QtWidgets import QApplication
from qtpy.QtWidgets import QWidget
from qtpy.QtWidgets import QGridLayout
from blastsight.view.integrableviewer import IntegrableViewer

class EmbeddedViewer(QWidget):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        self.resize(800, 600)
        self.viewer = IntegrableViewer(self)
        self.layout = QGridLayout(self)
        self.layout.addWidget(self.viewer, 0, 0, 1, 1)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    app = QApplication([])
    embedded = EmbeddedViewer()

Viewer Mode

You can also use BlastSight as a simple viewer when you write your own script.

Insert the following lines in your script:

from blastsight.view.viewer import Viewer
viewer = Viewer()

# Your code

Basic API

The following methods can be used to render your elements directly. Keep in mind that these methods receive their arguments as kwargs, they're not positional.

# Mesh
viewer.mesh(x: list, y: list, z: list, indices: list, color: list, alpha: float, wireframe: bool, highlight: bool)

# Blocks
viewer.blocks(x: list, y: list, z: list, block_size: list, values: list, vmin: float, vmax: float, colormap: str)

# Points
viewer.points(x: list, y: list, z: list, point_size: float, values: list, vmin: float, vmax: float, colormap: str)

# Lines
viewer.lines(x: list, y: list, z: list, color: list, loop: bool)

# Tubes
viewer.tubes(x: list, y: list, z: list, color: list, loop: bool, radius: float, resolution: int)


  • An additional 'name' kwargs can be used to give each element a name.
  • For every element, you can replace (x, y, z) with vertices, which is a list of positions, where each position is a list of (x, y, z).
  • For meshes, the indices argument is a list of index, where index is a list of (i1, i2, i3).
  • For blocks and points you can replace (values, vmin, vmax) with color, which is a list of colors for each position, where each color is a list of (r, g, b), between 0.0 and 1.0.


BlastSight comes with a folder of examples that show what you can do with it.

It's recommended to check examples/ in to develop an idea of how to use this software.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for blastsight, version 0.7.3
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size blastsight-0.7.3-py3-none-any.whl (164.8 kB) File type Wheel Python version py3 Upload date Hashes View
Filename, size blastsight-0.7.3.tar.gz (92.8 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page