Most PCs made in the past decade are compatible with OpenGL, enabling extremely fast 2D and 3D animation–including from Python. You DON’T have to learn OpenGL at all to make interesting 3-D plots from Numpy arrays.
The Matplotlib-like interface of Mayavi is more advanced (much easier to use) than Glumpy.
apt install libglfw3-dev pip install pyopengl packaging appdirs pyopengl triangle cython glfw pyqt5
Windows trouble? See Glumpy install for Windows
pip install glumpy
Glumpy OpenGL Examples
git clone https://github.com/glumpy/glumpy cd glumpy/examples python fireworks.py
You must have OpenGL ≥ 2.1, which you can check by
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version string"