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Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine by Dave Mathews

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Chapter 1. Installing Panda3D and Preparing a Workspace

It's time to take the first big step. In this chapter we're going to acquire Panda3D and get our work environment set up. Once we have all that done, we're going to take a look at the game we'll be creating over the course of this book.

In this chapter we shall:

  • Download and install Panda3D
  • Download and install Notepad++
  • Install all of the content necessary for the game
  • Demo the game we'll be creating
  • Install any optional tools desired
    • Blender and Chicken
    • Spacescape
    • Explosion Texture Generator

There's no time to waste, so let's get cracking!

Getting started with Panda3D installation packages

The kind folks who produce Panda3D have made it very easy to get Panda3D up and working. You don't need to worry ...

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