One simple question, what’s the most efficient method of changing a characters animation. For example, I want him to have different animations for when he runs left, right, forward, backward, jumps, etc. In 2d it was simple and there were many methods of doing this. In 3d, I’m not sure which method is best. In fact, I don’t even know what the methods are.
The rest of my post is a bit different, and I would actually prefer an answer to the long stuff at the bottom.
Hi everyone. I’ve been learning the ways of Panda3D to achieve the goal of creating a full online multi player game in 3d. I know how python works and how to code (although my skills are laughable at this point). My request is for some help on what path I should take to reach this “simple” goal of mine.
Currently I’m working on my Python and coding skills in general, and am about to dive into the rest of the manual.
I have Blender and Poser 6, an expensive gift from a friend a while back. I’ll download any software you think is important, but my goal is also to keep it free or cheap. I wouldn’t really buy Poser 6 myself but my friend couldn’t think of a birthday present…
Anyway, now that I’ve got my selfish requirements out of the way, this is what I am looking for:
-Good tutorials besides the one’s that come with Panda. I’ve already gone through them. I prefer to do things on my own without begging for help, so links to good Panda related sites would be great. Even some good python sites would be nice. Unfortunately, Google hasn’t come through for me so I’m asking here. The tutorials don’t just have to be beginner, any level is fine.
-Some concepts to read. The best ways to use Panda. You know. Tricks that are present in any language/engine that provide the best performance.
-Helpful tools for networking, graphics, terrain, and all that junk that’s important for a 3d multi player online game (let’s say mog for short?)
I’m willing to learn these and figure out how to integrate them myself. Just not sure which one’s are compatible or recommended.
Can’t think of anything else at this time, but I’ll keep asking questions on these forums if I’m accepted into the community and my questions are tolerated.
By the way, you may be wondering why I put this post here in this scripting issues section. The reason is quite simple actually. I’m having issues scripting, and I’d like to help myself as much as possible so not to waste your time now and save that for when the problems are serious.
Any comments, whether they be flames, advice or whatever, are welcome. I’m not a very sensitive guy so feel free to be jerks .