I’ve been using Panda3D for the past 4 years as a hobbyist activity, and I can confidently say that the thing that has struck me as odd (the most) in the course of my development is it’s subtle lack of assets. I’ve used other engines before this (Unity and CryEngine to be specific) and one of the things I think panda could possibly benefit from adopting is some form of marketplace. Where users can get assets that they can use to run quick but high quality prototypes.
The obvious options for doing this however, is either using some of the models in the samples folder or making and exporting your own assets through an external software like Maya or Blender. Both options are pretty limited in functionality and time management respectively. Hence the main reason for creating this topic.
I propose the option of making a website of some sort, one that would allow users to get assets for themselves in all of Panda’s supported file formats, but also to contribute any assets they think would be useful.
If this is approved by any of Panda’s moderators or administrators. It would still require effort from a number of people. Either way this is just something I felt I needed to address.
Also I’m not sure if this is in the right category as I’m not certain if this is exactly a feature of Panda3D as a game engine.
I really hope I can get back from someone on this.