Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How to get Panda3D to work with PythonXY

This note applies to Panda3d ver 1.7.0 and PythonXY ver 2.6.2 on a windows system.

  1. Install PythonXY.
  2. Install Panda3D, however do NOT set it as the default python interpreter.
  3. Add a ‘pth’ file to the python site-packages directory. I created a file named panda.pth and saved it at “C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages”. The file had the following contents:

C:/Panda3D-1.7.0
C:/Panda3D-1.7.0/bin

To check that the installation works, use an example from the Panda3D manual.

from direct.showbase.ShowBase import ShowBase
class MyApp(ShowBase):
	def __init__(self):
		ShowBase.__init__(self)
app = MyApp()
app.run()

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