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Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine by Dave Mathews

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Chapter 9: Animating in Panda3D

Animation basics

Question number

Answer

1

An Actor is a model that is prepped for animation. Actors are loaded using the Actor constructor, instead of a method of the loader object.

2

They are loaded when the Actor is loaded.

3

Egg and bam files, just like models.

Advanced animation

Question number

Answer

1

A specific frame number or numbers.

2

Animation blending, via myActor.enableBlend().

3

Using the setControlEffect() method.

4

We need to create and use subparts to play the different animations on.

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