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Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine by Dave Mathews

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Appendix A. Creating a Sky Sphere with Spacescape

This appendix is all about creating sky spheres to use as backdrops in Panda3D games.

We'll hit these topics:

  • Learning Spacescape basics
  • Blending layers
  • Using point stars and billboard stars
  • Creating a sky sphere from a skybox made with Spacescape

Learning Spacescape basics

Spacescape creates skyboxes full of nebulas and stars. A skybox is a set of six images that, when arranged properly and folded into a cube, will seamlessly blend together along the edges of the cube.

Learning Spacescape basics

Skyboxes see extensive use in 3D video games where they serve as the backdrop that encapsulates the world. The real trouble with skyboxes ...

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