This is a shortcut, instantiating
automatically on import. Doing so opens a graphical window, sets up the
scene graph, and many other subsystems of Panda3D.
This example demonstrates its use:
import direct.directbase.DirectStart base.run()
While it may be considered useful for quick prototyping in the interactive Python shell, using it in applications is not considered good style. As such, it has been deprecated starting with Panda3D 1.9. Any import to DirectStart is equivalent to and may be replaced with the following code:
from direct.showbase.ShowBase import ShowBase base = ShowBase()
base variable is automatically written to the built-in
scope, so that it can be directly accessed anywhere in any Python module.
Various other variables are written to the global scope as well, see
builtins for a listing.