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Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine by Dave Mathews

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Appendix B. Using Egg-Texture-Cards and ExploTexGen

In this appendix we'll look at how to create explosions with ExploTexGen, how to convert those explosions into usable bam files for Panda3D, and we'll talk about other uses for Panda3D's egg-texture-cards utility.

These are the specific topics we'll discuss:

  • Using ExploTexGen and its output
  • Creating flipbook animations with egg-texture-cards
  • Additional egg-texture-cards options

Using ExploTexGen

ExploTexGen is a simple but effective utility created by Sascha Willems to produce 2D animated explosions with alpha channels. The final output of the utility is a single image with all of the frames of the animated explosion laid out in a grid, as seen in the following screenshot. One of the key features ...

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