Panda3D has a thriving community. I’m surprised there isn’t an active brainstorming thread already. Some of you have been playing around with panda for a long time. Clear set goals could really improve things.
So, I’m curious, what does the community think of Panda3D?
After trying to script with panda is there anything you wish you could change? Do you have any ideas for improvement? Are there any features you would like to add?
How does Panda3D compare to other open engines you’ve tried?
Well, I do also think that an update thread would be nice…
Biggest problem otherwise is “localization” of the manual or manual work at all.
A more central place for bigger user content (that does not fit into a forum) is on the way and forum requests shouldn’t be a problem aswell.
For “people without patience” there is a IRC channel. What do you want more?
I am a Chinese newbie to Panda, I hope it will support HLSL in the next release.I also repect someone to give a general framework for making small game or interactive application or just for experimenting demo. So are these thoughts ridiculous? I just begin to learn python and panda3d, I have to dive into the English manual and forum.
Joystick support is something that is missing IMHO. Sure, you can use PyGame (and have the PyGame event loop running too), or write own joystick modules, but Panda3D-native joystick support would be nice.
Thank u pro-rsoft. HLSL is the Microsoft’s version of Cg, same syntax with Cg, but cann’t use in OpenGL, just in DirectX. I am familiar with DirectX than OpenGL, so I proposed that feature, just for myself, it is not important. Cg is better for cross-platform.
hmmm… multi-threading is a nice one. Right. Tried to do some threaded programming, but basically you can forget making multiple threads and hope they will work on a multicore system… just one core under load due to pseudo-multithreading of a single python instance… dunno if that can be fixed easily by the Panda3D-Devs…
Ode or PyODE is worked on when I remember correctly
(something like that has been said…)