Running your Program
Using Command Prompt to Run your Program
You can run your script by using your computer’s “Terminal” or “Command Prompt”. When you open it, it should look something like this:
At the moment it’s pointing to its default directory, which is typically the
user directory in
depending on your operating system. We need to change the directory to the
one where we saved our script. To do this, we use the
cd command. This
stands for ‘change directory’. For example, if the script is saved in a
MyProject folder inside the home directory, we should type this:
Please note that this folder name is case-sensitive and must match exactly. Then, press the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard. You should now have the following on the Command Prompt:
This means that it’s now pointing to the right directory. Assuming the script
has been named
main.py, type the following text after the > symbol:
Press the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard. If all is well, Panda3D will start and you should see the main rendering window appear.
This is an empty program, it won’t do anything. The next step is to add additional commands to the program, as described in one of the following tutorials.