The Ball-in-Maze Sample Program
To run a sample program, you need to install Panda3D. If you're a Windows user, you'll find the sample programs in your start menu. If you're a Linux user, you'll find the sample programs in /usr/share/panda3d.
This tutorial will demonstrate how collision detection works in panda and provide a simple implementation of its use. Collisions are used extensively in modern games for a variety of purposes. At the most basic level, collision detection allows for two objects to bump into each other and react. This can be used to keep the objects from passing through each other but is not limited to that purpose. In this tutorial, collision detection be used to simulate the game of Labyrinth and will keep the ball within the bounds of the board. It will also be used to detect if the ball is over a hole.
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