Create amazing 3D Games using Packt's new Panda 3D book

April 2011 | Cookbooks

Panda3D 1.7 Game Developer's Cookbook is a new book from Packt that covers over is a new book from Packt that will help readers to create amazing 3D Games using Packt's new Panda 3D. Written by Christoph Lang,this book to take control of the renderer and use shaders to create stunning graphics, whilst giving their games a professional look using special effects and post-processing filters.

Panda3D is a game engine, which includes graphics, audio, I/O, collision detection, and other abilities relevant to the creation of 3D games. Its intended game-development language is Python and the engine itself is written in C++. Furthermore, the engine utilizes an automatic wrapper- generator to expose its complete functionality in a Python interface.

Panda3D starts off by supplying users with a set of recipes to take them through all the topics involved in developing games with Panda3D. Furthermore, this book provides users with a great reference for their Panda3D game development needs and helps them to deliver impressive results more quickly and with great ease. This practical guide also offers solutions to problems occurring during game development with Panda3D for users, who are already familiar with the basics of Panda3D.

Using this book, developers will learn to create a camera system that smoothly fol+lows a target, along with adding shader effects and taking control of the advanced rendering effects. Additionally, this book will enable developers to apply full-screen post-processing effects like depth of field and color correction to achieve cinematic and more stylized looks, to debug and profile their game to find bugs and bottlenecks, and to package their game into a bundle to make it ready for redistribution using the web browser plugin.

Packed with ready-to-use sample code and plenty of screenshots for easier and quicker learning, this cookbook is ideal for developers, who have prior experience in Python, Panda3D and optionally C++ and shading languages, and are looking for easy to integrate solutions to common game development problems with Panda3D. The book is out now and available from Packt.

 


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