Panda3D Manual: More Panda3D Resources

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Panda3D Related Books

2725OS_Panda3D%201.jpg Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine Beginner's Guide. This book, written by Dave Mathews, guides the reader through creating a complete game with Panda3D. It only focuses on Windows users.
2923OS_Panda3D%20game%20developer%E2%80%99s%20cookbook.jpg Panda3D 1.7 Game Developer's Cookbook. This book, written by Christoph Lang, goes deeper into Panda3D's advanced features by providing a set of recipes with step-by-step instructions. It is useful for people who want to achieve more advanced rendering effects with Panda3D, or want to extend the engine. This book is also aimed at Windows users.
TinyBookImage.png Panda3D Game Development. This book, written by the community member Fireclaw the Fox aka Wolf in the forum, teaches the development of games from scratch to deployment and beyond with Panda3D 1.9 and up. It is actively maintained and will be updated to newer releases of the engine. The content is aimed at users of all operating systems that are supported by Panda3D.
TinyBookImage.png Panda3D Art Creation with Blender. This book, from the same author as the book "Panda3D Game Development", teaches how to create game ready models with Blender and export them to be usable with Panda3D. Same as the other book, this one will be maintained and updated to newer releases of the engine and exporters.

Panda3D Tutorial Series

MyGameFast. This tutorial aims to teach you how to make a game with Panda3D within a very short period of time. Each volume focuses on a particular type of game, and is subdivided into individual issues. The issues cover individual aspects of the task and are short and to the point.

Panda3D Specific Resources

Alice Gallery. This site holds many of the models created for use with Alice but exported into the .egg format. Be advised though, some of these models may not work properly.

Python Libraries

Pygame. GNU LGPL. Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing games. It includes Python bindings for SDL. Sound support is another free alternative to FMOD alongside Panda3D's implementation of OpenAL.

Twisted MIT-style license. An event-driven networking framework.

Useful Tools

Blender. 3D modeling and animation. Extensible in Python. Very fast user interface. Models can be exported to Panda3D using the YABEE Egg exporter.

The GIMP. A very capable free software raster image editor. Useful for converting image formats, creating and editing textures.

Audacity. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.