Hello! I'm new and I need some help please

well I read the manual but it doesnt teach you “EVERYTHING” about programming in Panda just the basics, but I need help on making a sea based mmorpg; And also would like to know if you can make things in panda run on Full Screen and not run in a small screen and say Python on the top. Thanks! please help me if you would like because I cant understand much about this, I just know how to put in models and thats it heh

For starters, I’m working on a turnbased strategy game, also set on sea, so I can relate to this :wink:

This topic gives some nice idea on how to simulate water with reflections:

discourse.panda3d.org/viewtopic.php?t=309

To run fullscreen, either set the right value in the config file found in */panda3d/etc/

or put this code at the top of your starting script:


#set fullscreen
from pandac.PandaModules import *
ConfigVariableBool('fullscreen').setValue(1)

or if you want to switch between fullscreen and windowed, use these functions:


    def fullScreen(self):
        base.openMainWindow() 
        wp = WindowProperties() 
        wp.setFullscreen(1) 
        base.win.requestProperties(wp) 
        base.graphicsEngine.openWindows()

    def windowedScreen(self):
        base.openMainWindow() 
        wp = WindowProperties() 
        wp.setFullscreen(0) 
        base.win.requestProperties(wp) 
        base.graphicsEngine.openWindows()

I’d also sugest you look at this tutorial:

etc.cmu.edu/bvw/scripting/tutorial.html

Its a bit more indepth walkthrough then the introduction of the manual.

Good luck seafarer!