I was looking for a nice way to render a galaxy. Specifically I was looking for something I could easily do with python.
I am using a number of 3D visualization packages on a daily basis, and my favourite packages suffer from the fact that they are not fully python 3 compatible yet. I found a new package vispy, it is Python 3.X compatible and also has a nice demo on how to render a galaxy semi-realitically. This is based on the work by Ingo Berg in his excellent blog post1.
One of the vispy developers already did the work I set out to do and rewrote the C/C++ code from Ingo Berg into python.
So my only contribution to this topic will be to add a little jupyter-notebook to play with the code.