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We're currently in the process of migrating the Panda3D Manual to a new service. This is a temporary layout in the meantime.
Pview or Panda Viewer is a model and animation viewer for egg and bam files. This allows users to see if their files have converted correctly without having to create a Panda3D program. Pview is accessed through a command prompt.
To view a model that has been converted to an egg or bam file, type the following:
To view a character model with animations, simply add the name of the file with the animation.
pview modelFile.egg animationFile.egg
Here's an example based on the panda model distributed with panda source.
A new window should pop-up and here's what you should see -
There are some controls and hotkeys available while using pview. To see the whole list press shift-question mark in the pview window. To turn this list off press shift-question mark again. For convenience here is the full list of as the time of writing:
|Left-click and drag Mouse||Moves the model up, down, left, and right relative to the camera|
|Middle-click and drag Mouse||Rotates the model around its pivot|
|Right-click and drag Mouse||Moves the model away and towards the camera|
|f||Report framerate. The current framerate is output on the console window.|
|w||Toggle wireframe mode|
|b||Toggle back face (double-sided) rendering|
|i||Invert (reverse) single-sided faces|
|p||Toggle per-pixel lighting|
|c||Recenter view on object|
|shift-c||Toggle collision surfaces|
|shift-b||Report bounding volume|
|arrow-up||Move highlight to parent|
|arrown-down||Move highlight to child|
|arrow-left||Move highlight to sibling|
|arrow-right||Move highlight to sibling|
|,||Cycle through background colors|
|shift-w||Open new window|
|alt-enter||Toggle between full-screen and windowed mode|
|2||Split the window|