Panda3D is an awesome open source 3D game and simulation engine. It is a 3d rendering and game development framework for C++ and Python applications.
Panda3D can be used free of charge for all uses, including commercial ventures. The easiest way to install it on our ubuntu virtual servers is to use the DEB packages.
Before we start with the Panda3D installation, it is a good idea to flush the cache where downloaded packages have been stored using the following command:
sudo apt-get clean
Execute the following command:
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
Include the following PPA to your ‘/etc/sources.list’ file by adding this line:
deb http://archive.panda3d.org/ubuntu lucid main
Alternatively, you can install the python-software-properties package:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
then add the following PPA (Personal Package Archives):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:panda3d/ppa
Update the virtual server package index with the latest repository changes:
sudo apt-get update
To install the latest panda3d version 1.8, execute the following commands:
sudo apt-get install panda3d1.8 panda3d-runtime
Also, you can install the previous stable version of panda3d (panda3d version 1.7) using the following command:
sudo apt-get install panda3d1.7 panda3d-runtime
You can check if panda3d and panda3d-runtime packages are installed on your server:
sudo dpkg -l | grep panda3d
If the output of the previous command is something like:
panda3d-runtime 1.0.4-1~lucid1 Runtime binary and browser plugin for the Pa panda3d1.7 1.7.2-1~lucid3 The Panda3D free 3D engine SDK
then you successfully installed Panda3D on your ubuntu virtual server .
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