I downloaded Panda 3d -SDK-1.9.1-x64.exe last night as well as pretty much most everything else on the download page.
I extracted and installed Panda3D this morning and all seems to have gone well as far as I can tell. This gave me several installed applications.
I have an Icon labeled “sample.URL”
An icon labeled “Panda manual.URL”
An icon labeled “Panda3d Website”
An icon labeled “Uninstall Panda3D SDK 1.9.1”
I also downloaded last night
These files have all been extracted
Two day ago I downloaded and installed Python 3.5,… I was trying to make us of Multiverse game engine, but I cannot find enough support to get Multiverse to actually run, I gave up on multiverse and went looking for another game engine which led me to here to try Panda.
I also downloaded last night…
panda3d-1.9.1-tools-win64.zip and then extracted and installed this morning.
art-gallery.zip extracted this morning as well.
When I extracted and installed the tools I now appear to have these programs
Bison.exe------------ It makes a blip on my screen if I click on it to run and then nothing
flex.exe… This opens a command window with a curser, no idea what it is as yet though
ppython.exe… not tested yet
ppythonw.exe…not tested yet
python.exe…not tested yet
python.exe…not tested yet
makensis.exe…dsplays window with some code and disappears
NSIS.exe…opens a small white window with nothing in it
Do I need anything else to run Panda3D?
Does Panda3D have some .exe or user interface program to use or do you operate everything through Python?
Is there a step by step walkthrough on Panda3D and the 3rd party tools supplied?
It would appear the Panda3 manuals seem to be online, is there a resource to download all the manuals? Online does not work well for me, I am on an unstable satellite connection out in the middle of nowhere, connection is often a rather iffy thing…
The reason for taking this interest is that I have four teenage children who are all interested in learning more about programming. I myself have been injured and have a bit of time to spend on trying to get them setup with something. I have tried a number of game engines, but I have been unable to ever get any of them to actually run and the kids are getting rather frustrated. This Panda3D seems a bit complex and may be too much for them or I to learn, but I am impressed with your site from the understandability of the information, ease of access and the forum support feature that has actual recent posts, and appears to be good at answering questions when possible.
If I can get this Panda 3D working it will be set up on 5 or 6 of the computers here at the house for myself and the kids to program on.
For now Panda 3D will be used on my old Desktop PC… An old HP Pavilion…Pentium Dual core 2.6 Ghz processor…
Windows 7 home premium service pack 1… 64 bit operating system… 6 gigs upper memory. .5 terabyte hard drive… I have no idea what my video or sound cards are in this…
If and when it gets put on the kids computers Panda3D will be running on… Gateway laptops running windows 8…64 bit system… Intel Celeron dual 1.8 Ghz processors… 4 Gigs upper memory… 380 gig hard drives… Unsure of graphics or sound cards…
If Panda3d works out well I would also eventually put it on my laptop… Dell Inspiron… quad core 2.6 Ghz processor… Windows 8… 64 bit system… 6 gigs upper memory… 48o gig hard drive and again I have no idea on video or sound on that…
Any advice would be appreciated, if I can get this Panda 3D up and running this weekend my kids will be in heaven… Well, as long as the horses don’t escape again… the kids do not like searching the countryside for the horses… lol…