Once you get over the Python/Panda Learning curve…:
- The tools become extremely EASY to use!
- The tools become slightly easier to use.
- The tools NEVER become easy to use!
- Gimme back my microcode and all the 1’s and 0’s
I’ll give you a long and a short version of my question:
Where is there a detailed tutorial showing someone who knows nothing, how to build a room (box) and decorate it with images (skins) in Blender, then import it to Panda?
Are there libraries of rooms, buildings, roadways, objects (vehicles, tables, chairs, televisions, etc) that can be taken and used in Panda different projects?
I am an old dog. I am writing a “Pre-Hospital, EMT Scenario Simulation” tool. The brunt of the software is done in artificial intelligence, and I can import it into Python (whew!).
My interface currently is a collection of tools (Visual Basic, MS Agents, FLASH, CLIPS, MS Access) that, as on several months ago, no longer work togther. (One of the tools was upgraded and no longer supports integration).
The long and short of it is this: I would like to have an interesting user experience and I think using Panda, MakeHuman, and Python (and in conjunction with the AI software), I can make this work. (But it doesn’t HAVE TO look like it just came from Disney Studios, quality-wise and detail-wise)
I bought a book on Python, and I bought a book on Blender. I don’t have a problem using Python; it looks pretty straight forward. From what I can see, Panda is pretty much controlled from Python, so learning Python gets me pretty far down the road with Panda (feel free to tell me I’m nuts, here. This is just what I am gathering from poking around!).
Blender looks like it is a killer app with much higher quality capabilites than I need. I am looking for a tutorial to take me (step-by-step) through creating a MODEL (room, street, landscape) in Blender and importing it to Panda. Also, taking people created in MakeHuman, and importing them/controlling them and changing their look and feel (if possible) in Panda.
It looks like there are a lot of people out there who know how to do this, and from looking at the questions on the forum, there are an equal number of people still asking the same question of HOW?
I have been at this on and off for a few weeks and I don’t seem to be getting any traction…
Can anyone out there teach this old dog?