Hello Panda3d comunity,
My first 3d app is growing well thanks to this great python engine !
it’s called Astrini (standing for intitiation to basic astronomy facts)
intended to become a pedagogical software.
the source is on github:
I hope this software isn’t too buggy (don’t hesitate to report misbehaviours)
But I’m not writing here for a showcase as astrini is far from finished. I’m here to ask some advice to better control the projected shadows of my planetoids. For the moment I use a DirectionalLight with setShadowCaster to true in order to show moon’s shadow on earth (location of sun eclipse) and earth’s shadow on moon (moon eclipse).
I would like to control more precisely the darkening of my models where the shadow are casted. Idealy, I would like to show them without using the shadowCaster in order to avoid the jaggy aspect of a low resolution projection and to be able to align at wish these darkened areas with the shadow trails I designed (activate them with the shadow button).
At first I imagined having two versions of earth and moon (an illuminated and a dark one) and then using clipping planes to show darkened areas properly… but the doc says the clipping planes shouldn’t be used
So may I ask how would you proceed ?