How do i get my charcater to move

Hi this is how my code looks so far the animation and everything works so far but the character just stays in its start position how do i get it to walk aroun the Maze and touch the floor thank you for looking

# Author: Ryan Myers
# Models: Jeff Styers, Reagan Heller

# Last Updated: 6/13/2005
# This tutorial provides an example of creating a character
# and having it walk around on uneven terrain, as well
# as implementing a fully rotatable camera.

import direct.directbase.DirectStart
from pandac.PandaModules import *
from pandac.PandaModules import CollisionTraverser,CollisionNode
from pandac.PandaModules import CollisionHandlerQueue,CollisionRay
from pandac.PandaModules import Filename
from pandac.PandaModules import PandaNode,NodePath,Camera,TextNode
from pandac.PandaModules import Vec3,Vec4,BitMask32
from direct.gui.OnscreenText import OnscreenText
from import Actor
from direct.task.Task import Task
from direct.showbase.DirectObject import DirectObject
import random, sys, os, math

SPEED = 0.5

# Figure out what directory this program is in.

# Function to put instructions on the screen.
def addInstructions(pos, msg):
    return OnscreenText(text=msg, style=1, fg=(1,1,1,1),
			pos=(-1.3, pos), align=TextNode.ALeft, scale = .05)

# Function to put title on the screen.
def addTitle(text):
    return OnscreenText(text=text, style=1, fg=(1,1,1,1),
	                pos=(1.3,-0.95), align=TextNode.ARight, scale = .07)

class World(DirectObject):

    def __init__(self):
        self.keyMap = {"left":0, "right":0, "forward":0, "cam-left":0, "cam-right":0},0,0,1))

        # Post the instructions

        self.title = addTitle("Panda3D Tutorial: Roaming Ralph (Walking on Uneven Terrain)")
        self.inst1 = addInstructions(0.95, "[ESC]: Quit")
        self.inst2 = addInstructions(0.90, "[Left Arrow]: Rotate Ralph Left")
        self.inst3 = addInstructions(0.85, "[Right Arrow]: Rotate Ralph Right")
        self.inst4 = addInstructions(0.80, "[Up Arrow]: Run Ralph Forward")
        self.inst6 = addInstructions(0.70, "[A]: Rotate Camera Left")
        self.inst7 = addInstructions(0.65, "[S]: Rotate Camera Right")
        # Set up the environment
        # This environment model contains collision meshes.  If you look
	# in the egg file, you will see the following:
	#    <Collide> { Polyset keep descend }
	# This tag causes the following mesh to be converted to a collision
	# mesh -- a mesh which is optimized for collision, not rendering.
	# It also keeps the original mesh, so there are now two copies ---
	# one optimized for rendering, one for collisions.  

        self.environ = loader.loadModel("models/maze")      
        self.walls = self.environ.find("**/wall_collide")
    #CollisionNodes are usually invisible but can be shown. Uncomment the next
    #line to see the collision walls

    #We will now find the triggers for the holes and set their masks to 0 as
    #well. We also set their names to make them easier to identify during
        self.loseTriggers = []
        for i in range(6):
            trigger = self.environ.find("**/hole_collide" + str(i))
      #Uncomment this line to see the triggers

    #Ground_collide is a single polygon on the same plane as the ground in the
    #maze. We will use a ray to collide with it so that we will know exactly
    #what height to put the ball at every frame. Since this is not something
    #that we want the ball itself to collide with, it has a different
        self.environGround = self.environ.find("**/ground_collide")
        # Create the main character, Ralph

        ralphStartPos = self.environ.find("**/start").getPos()
        self.ralph = Actor("models/ralph",

        # Create a floater object.  We use the "floater" as a temporary
        # variable in a variety of calculations.
        self.floater = NodePath(PandaNode("floater"))

        # Accept the control keys for movement and rotation

        self.accept("escape", sys.exit)
        self.accept("arrow_left", self.setKey, ["left",1])
        self.accept("arrow_right", self.setKey, ["right",1])
        self.accept("arrow_up", self.setKey, ["forward",1])
        self.accept("a", self.setKey, ["cam-left",1])
        self.accept("s", self.setKey, ["cam-right",1])
        self.accept("arrow_left-up", self.setKey, ["left",0])
        self.accept("arrow_right-up", self.setKey, ["right",0])
        self.accept("arrow_up-up", self.setKey, ["forward",0])
        self.accept("a-up", self.setKey, ["cam-left",0])
        self.accept("s-up", self.setKey, ["cam-right",0])


        # Game state variables
        self.prevtime = 0
        self.isMoving = False

        # Set up the camera
        # We will detect the height of the terrain by creating a collision
        # ray and casting it downward toward the terrain.  One ray will
        # start above ralph's head, and the other will start above the camera.
        # A ray may hit the terrain, or it may hit a rock or a tree.  If it
        # hits the terrain, we can detect the height.  If it hits anything
        # else, we rule that the move is illegal.

        self.cTrav = CollisionTraverser()
        self.cHandler = CollisionHandlerQueue()
        self.ralphGroundRay = CollisionRay()
        self.ralphGroundCol = CollisionNode('ralphRay')
        self.ralphGroundColNp = self.ralph.attachNewNode(self.ralphGroundCol)
        self.ralphGroundHandler = CollisionHandlerQueue()
        self.cTrav.addCollider(self.ralphGroundColNp, self.ralphGroundHandler)

        self.camGroundRay = CollisionRay()
        self.camGroundCol = CollisionNode('camRay')
        self.camGroundColNp =
        self.camGroundHandler = CollisionHandlerQueue()
        self.cTrav.addCollider(self.camGroundColNp, self.camGroundHandler)

        # Uncomment this line to see the collision rays
        #Uncomment this line to show a visual representation of the 
        #collisions occuring

    #Records the state of the arrow keys
    def setKey(self, key, value):
        self.keyMap[key] = value

    # Accepts arrow keys to move either the player or the menu cursor,
    # Also deals with grid checking and collision detection
    def move(self, task):

        elapsed = task.time - self.prevtime

        # If the camera-left key is pressed, move camera left.
        # If the camera-right key is pressed, move camera right.
        camright =
        if (self.keyMap["cam-left"]!=0):
   - camright*(elapsed*20))
        if (self.keyMap["cam-right"]!=0):
   + camright*(elapsed*20))

        # save ralph's initial position so that we can restore it,
        # in case he falls off the map or runs into something.

        startpos = self.ralph.getPos()

        # If a move-key is pressed, move ralph in the specified direction.

        if (self.keyMap["left"]!=0):
            self.ralph.setH(self.ralph.getH() + elapsed*300)
        if (self.keyMap["right"]!=0):
            self.ralph.setH(self.ralph.getH() - elapsed*300)
        if (self.keyMap["forward"]!=0):
            backward = self.ralph.getNetTransform().getMat().getRow3(1)
            self.ralph.setPos(self.ralph.getPos() - backward*(elapsed*5))

        # If ralph is moving, loop the run animation.
        # If he is standing still, stop the animation.

        if (self.keyMap["forward"]!=0) or (self.keyMap["left"]!=0) or (self.keyMap["right"]!=0):
            if self.isMoving is False:
                self.isMoving = True
            if self.isMoving:
                self.isMoving = False

        # If the camera is too far from ralph, move it closer.
        # If the camera is too close to ralph, move it farther.

        camvec = self.ralph.getPos() -
        camdist = camvec.length()
        if (camdist > 10.0):
   + camvec*(camdist-10))
            camdist = 10.0
        if (camdist < 5.0):
   - camvec*(5-camdist))
            camdist = 5.0

        # Now check for collisions.


        # Adjust ralph's Z coordinate.  If ralph's ray hit terrain,
        # update his Z. If it hit anything else, or didn't hit anything, put
        # him back where he was last frame.

        entries = []
        for i in range(self.ralphGroundHandler.getNumEntries()):
            entry = self.ralphGroundHandler.getEntry(i)
        entries.sort(lambda x,y: cmp(y.getSurfacePoint(render).getZ(),
        if (len(entries)>0) and (entries[0].getIntoNode().getName() == "terrain"):

        # Keep the camera at one foot above the terrain,
        # or two feet above ralph, whichever is greater.
        entries = []
        for i in range(self.camGroundHandler.getNumEntries()):
            entry = self.camGroundHandler.getEntry(i)
        entries.sort(lambda x,y: cmp(y.getSurfacePoint(render).getZ(),
        if (len(entries)>0) and (entries[0].getIntoNode().getName() == "terrain"):
        if ( < self.ralph.getZ() + 2.0):
   + 2.0)
        # The camera should look in ralph's direction,
        # but it should also try to stay horizontal, so look at
        # a floater which hovers above ralph's head.
        self.floater.setZ(self.ralph.getZ() + 2.0)

        # Store the task time and continue.
        self.prevtime = task.time
        return Task.cont

w = World()

thank again

There is planty of tutorials on moving characters. Please look at them. Or at least condense the code a bit just to the trouble spots.

I haven’t gone through your code, but I am guessing your problem lies in the .egg file of your model. Open your character’s .egg file with notepad, and change { 1 } to { 0 }. I had that problem when I first started.

I haven’t gone through all of your code, but it occurs to me to ask: have you checked that you don’t have a collision response issue of some sort?

If you disable collision response, does the character move?

If not, have you used print statements to check that the program is reaching the command to change Ralph’s position?