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PySoy: Refactor Billboard

completed by: Samuel Kim

mentors: Amaury Medeiros, Arc Riley, Tony Young, David Czech, Mayank Singh

Refactor pysoy/src/models/Billboard.pym into a new soy.bodies.Billboard class. The purpose of this special body is to display a material which always faces any Camera that renders it.

Beside overriding Body.mult_model_matrix, you'll have to build a small VBO of triangles (see as OpenGL ES1 does not support glBegin()/glEnd() style rendering or quads. You will need to support subdivision based on the size.

Update or write an example in Python which uses a Billboard and two cameras with two projectors side-by-side to show your work.

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