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Setting Up Panda3D and Configuring Development Tools

Apr 17, 2011, 15:20 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Panda3D is a very powerful and feature-rich game engine that comes with a lot of features needed for creating modern video games. Using Python as a scripting language to interface with the low-level programming libraries makes it easy to quickly create games because this layer of abstraction neatly hides many of the complexities of handling assets, hardware resources, or graphics rendering, for example. This also allows simple games and prototypes to be created very quickly and keeps the code needed for getting things going to a minimum.

"Panda3D is a complete game engine package. This means that it is not just a collection of game programming libraries with a nice Python interface, but also includes all the supplementary tools for previewing, converting, and exporting assets as well as packing game code and data for redistribution. Delivering such tools is a very important aspect of a game engine that helps with increasing the productivity of a development team."

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