OpenGL support is widespread. OpenGL enables extremely fast 2D and 3D animation–including from Python. Via VisPy, OpenGL is easily used with Matplotlib-like syntax to make interesting 3-D plots from Numpy arrays. VisPy also has an advanced interface to OpenGL from Python.
Installing VisPy is easiest by:
conda install vispy
git clone https://github.com/vispy/vispy
in the vispy/examples/demo directory are numerous examples. Try using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom on some demos.