What is DIRECT?

I keep seeing this word or acronym. One reference was to a level editor and DIRECT tools. I know there are classes related to direct to create GUI’s but I’m looking for a little more background on what it is.

Thanks,

Steve

P.S. I just learned today that Panda is an acronym for Platform Agnostic Networked Display Architecture. In case anyone was wondering like me :slight_smile:

DIRECT is a set of Python-based tools that are layered on top of core Panda3D, which is written in C++. It includes the DirectGUI tools, the task system, the Interval system, and several other systems. Usually, not much distinction is made between DIRECT and Panda3D; they are usually both considered collectively “Panda3D”. Both are part of the Panda3D system that is installed when you run the installer.

David

Ahh, ok, thanks David. It makes sense now.

Steve