# Motion Paths¶

Motion paths in Panda3D are splines created by a modeler that are then exported to egg files. These egg files are then imported into a program, and various nodes can then use the motion path for complex movement. A viable egg file for a motion path has the “curve” tag.

First, the Mopath and MopathInterval modules must be loaded. While motion paths come with their own play functions, a motion path interval allows for more functionality.

from direct.directutil import Mopath
from direct.interval.MopathInterval import *


With the modules loaded, the motion path is loaded much like an actor is loaded. A NodePath is created with the knowledge that it will be used for a motion path, and then the file is loaded.

myMotionPathName = Mopath.Mopath()

myInterval = MopathInterval(myMotionPathName, myNodePath, name = "Name")