Guys,can anyone give me a step by step instructions on how to create a terrain with a start point in blender?i’ve been trying to create a simple 3D map using blender and somehow try to change the default map of roaming ralph… it always gives me a command error.
!is_empty() at line 1115 of panda/src/pgraph/nodePath.cxx
there might be a mistake on my process in adding an “empty” item on blender…help is appreciated. thanks.
yes i did.
first i added a simple plane without texture on it and etc. just simple plane. then added “empty”, then i pressed f4(logic), then added property, then change the name to “start_point”… exported it to eggX2… but still i get the same command problem…
“Player_Start” and “start_point” are just the names of the empties and “environ” and “level” are just the names of the NodePaths in which the models are stored.
as for viewing a .pz file:
.pz files, from what I can gather, are just zipped .egg files. I believe panda comes with a utility for zipping and unzipping .egg file. Try searching the forums, I’ve seen various topics about this
The dummy doesn’t get exported from max. You cold use a single vertex and if that is not enough make a small polygon (if you flip the normal to face downwards it should be more or less invisible, a 2x2 black alpha texture would be more foolproof, and hiding the node one you got that position would be the best option).
Anyway one could check where’s the “starting point” is in the modelling package and just move the player to that location the hard way e.g. if I want to start from x=12, y=145.4, z=-7, then my start pos is: startPos=Vec3(12, 145.5, 7). Instead of solving a problem you can always go around it… well, em, oh never mind.