I just wanted to share a showcase of my tool (called “DemoMaker”, in reference to a very old tool that existed during the Amiga times) which can generate and package short non interactive animations.
This tool is an editor allowing someone to create an interactive animation without knowing anything in coding:
- Import your assets
- Place your objects (models - animated and/or with LoD, text, procedural models…) and assign to them a start time and a duration
- Define your lights, cameras and fog
- Put your music
- Run it (and package it)
Its purpose is educational: for myself (learnt a lot) and for other people who may want to go deeper into the possibilities offered by Panda3D.
The tool is indeed based on P3D 1.10 and showcases some interesting features such as:
- Stacked post-processing effects,
- PL shadows used with other light types shadows,
- GPU particle system…
Some of these features were developped by community members such as cheaterman, flavio, eldee, moguri, epihaius, rdb and others…: thanks to all of you!
The code is not posted on github yet but it maybe in a near future (if there are interested people). The tool is far from being finished/polished/optimized/user friendly…so a lot of work would be needed to make it very usable.
Below are links to:
A video showing a brief overview of the tool itself:
A video showing an animation generated by it. Of course, absolute no offense is intended to other engines