PyTorch3d provides efficient, reusable components for 3D Computer Vision research with PyTorch.

Key features include:

  • Data structure for storing and manipulating triangle meshes
  • Efficient operations on triangle meshes (projective transformations, graph convolution, sampling, loss functions)
  • A differentiable mesh renderer

PyTorch3d is designed to integrate smoothly with deep learning methods for predicting and manipulating 3D data.
For this reason, all operators in PyTorch3d:

  • Are implemented using PyTorch tensors
  • Can handle minibatches of hetereogenous data
  • Can be differentiated
  • Can utilize GPUs for acceleration

Within FAIR, PyTorch3d has been used to power research projects such as Mesh R-CNN.


Get started with PyTorch3d by trying one of the tutorial notebooks.

Deform a sphere mesh to dolphin Bundle adjustment
Render textured meshes Camera position optimization


Learn more about the API by reading the PyTorch3d documentation.

We also have deep dive notes on several API components:


We welcome new contributions to Pytorch3d and we will be actively maintaining this library! Please refer to for full instructions on how to run the code, tests and linter, and submit your pull requests.


PyTorch3d is written and maintained by the Facebook AI Research Computer Vision Team.


If you find PyTorch3d useful in your research, please cite:

  author =       {Nikhila Ravi and Jeremy Reizenstein and David Novotny and Taylor Gordon
                  and Wan-Yen Lo and Justin Johnson and Georgia Gkioxari},
  title =        {PyTorch3D},
  howpublished = {\url{}},
  year =         {2020}