In the manual it says that you can use a compass effect to copy not just orientation, but also position or scale. Looking through the reference on NodePath however I couldn’t find either of the other options. Do they still exist? If so, how are they implemented?
In particular I am looking to apply a position compass for an artificial horizon (it happens to be a very convenient option). I have several work-arounds, so this isn’t critical, but would be nice.
Well that was almost completely unhelpful.
In the meantime I realized that I was looking at a convenience function only in Nodepath, and found the real reference page for CompassEffect.
For those who might search, here is how to implement an arbitrary compass effect:
Where the reference is a number depending on what effects you want apply. The reference numbers are such that to add multiple effects, use the bitwise or operator (|) between the numbers.
For numbers, see API reference: panda3d.org/reference/python … Effect.php
Eg: A compass effect that applies rotation and x position:
object.setEffect(CompassEffect.make(node, CompassEffect.PRot | CompassEffect.PX))
object.setEffect(CompassEffect.make(node, 8 | 1))