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3D visualization library

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K3D Jupyter

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Jupyter notebook extension for 3D visualization.








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Jupyter version: Binder



To install from PyPI use pip:

$ pip install k3d

When using Jupyter Notebook, remember to install and enable the k3d extension:

$ jupyter nbextension install --py --user k3d
$ jupyter nbextension enable --py --user k3d

When upgrading from an earlier version, use the following commands:

$ pip install -U k3d
$ jupyter nbextension install --py --user k3d
$ jupyter nbextension enable --py --user k3d

See below for instructions about JupyterLab installation.


To install from conda-forge use:

$ conda install -c conda-forge k3d

Installing directly from GitHub

To install directy from this repository (requires git and node.js + npm to build):

$ pip install git+

This also makes possible installing the most up-to-date development version (same requirements):

$ pip install git+

To install any historical version, replace devel above with any tag or commit hash.


For a development installation (requires npm and node.js),

$ git clone
$ cd K3D-jupyter
$ pip install -e .

Then, if required, JupyterLab installation:

$ jupyter labextension install ./js


Then, if required, JupyterLab installation:

Note: do not run this command inside K3D-jupyter directory.

$ jupyter labextension install @jupyter-widgets/jupyterlab-manager
$ jupyter labextension install k3d

Please notice that support for jupyterLab is still experimental.

Developer's How To

Please make sure to take a look at the document.

Code of Conduct

K3D-jupyter follows the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct in everything we do.


  • Travis is ❤️
  • OpenDreamKit is 🚀
  • Three.js is 🥇


Research Infrastructure project This package was created as part of the Horizon 2020 European OpenDreamKit (grant agreement #676541).

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