Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs.

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How to render metaballs?

How to render metaballs? I am a Python programmer familiar with the Panda3d and Blender3d APIs. My math kinda sucks, but I know enough to write game logic code and procedural model generation code, ...
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How do I sync entity ids with the server and client?

I'm continuing my experimentation with entity component design by making a multiplayer space/trading/combat game with python and panda3d. My component system is a simple version of java's artimis. The ...
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isometric buildings

after switching to a third person view I was intrigued to make my new project isometric. Since I haven't really started yet this isn't much of a problem. Work so far was merely testing movement and ...
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3d Collision Handling

I have trouble while detecting collisions on my 3D-Game. I have set-up Rays, to detect collisions (Screenshot) and my main-rountine already analyzes them. But now there's the question what to do ...
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how to make a continuous machine gun sound-effect

I am trying to make an entity fire one or more machine-guns. For each gun I store the time between shots (1.0 / firing rate) and the time since the last shot. Also I've loaded ~10 different ...
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How can I set up a loading screen in Panda3D?

How would I go about using Double Buffering (to create a loading screen) in Panda3D using C++? I've searched Google and found some forums that talk about the concept of swapping buffers, but I haven't ...
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How do I do 3d collisions in isometric game?

I've wondered how to get basic collision detection working in an isometric game. I'm using panda3d which has very comfortable support for bullet, ode and a small builtin physics framework. The problem ...
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The need to reduce mesh count

In Panda3d, I load a model and place 10000 references to it in the scene-graph. It runs at (say) 2Hz. I load a 3d model containing 10000 copies of that exact same object, and it runs at (say) 60Hz. ...
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Where does the light come from, using Maya/Panda3D?

Total noob to Maya. Total noob to Panda3D. Planning on becoming really good at both as soon as I have free time to do so, but right now I have an assignment due in a few hours which requires this: ...
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How can I fix these errors with Panda3D's sample projects?

I just installed the latest Panda3D packages on a Mint 12 32-bit virtual machine. Then I downloaded and configured Eclipse and tried to run the Asteroids sample project. The window is created ...
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How to hide all console output in Panda3d?

Whenever I start my Panda3d application, i.e. initialise the ShowBase class, I get the following console output: Known pipe types: wglGraphicsPipe (all display modules loaded.) The application ...
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projected textures not appear on the “back” of the mesh as well?

I want to create blood wounds on my character's bodies by using projected textures. I've watched some commentaries on games like Left 4 Dead and they say they use projected textures for the blood. But ...
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TEXCOORD0 vs COLOR in a Cg shader

I started to learn Cg shader programming, following the Panda3d shader tutorials. Having a scene with only a cube shown, each vertex of the model with a different color, I can successfully use the ...
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Which technology should I choose to develop this fisheye perspective game? [closed]

I'm going to develop a 3D game, that a player walks in a maze with a 3D first-person perspective, collects things and escapes a monster. The game itself is very simple, but as it is not for ...
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Blender DirectX exporter to Panda3D

I have been experimenting with Panda3D lately. I have a character made in Blender with various bones and currently with one animation that I wish to export to a *.x format for Panda3D. My current ...
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How do I use transparent textures in panda3d?

I need to map a partially transparent texture on a flat quad with panda3d. With the quad as a canvas I'd like to create something like sprites positioned in the 3d coordinate system. I wanted to ...
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Panda3d handling collisions on walls created in blender

Edit 2 : Updated code, so runnable zip isn't the same as the copied section bellow (though all that has changed is that part in run_me.py) Edit: Runnable zip with source files, sorry: ...
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How does collapsable structures in a voxel based game like Ace of Spades/Build and Shoot work? [duplicate]

I know that once all the cubes that are connected are destroyed, the unconnected blocks collapse. How do you find out the unconnected blocks? edit 1: How would you determine the collapsible object if ...
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How do I use setFilmSize in panda3d to achieve the correct view?

I'm working with Panda3d and recently switched my game to isometric rendering. I moved the virtual camera accordingly and set an orthographic lens. Then I implemented the classes "Map" and "Canvas". ...
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free asset library for panda3d [closed]

my game with panda3d is slowly taking form. It's still a mere testcase but I'd like to improve its visual. Since the assets from my previous projects don't fit this game I've used placeholders for the ...
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Game Engines with real time lighting

I am studying computer graphics since 3 semesters and we just started with OpenGL. I really enjoy it and want to create my own little engine for learning purposes. I already read tons of different ...