Probably the biggest barrier people have to helping out with MV3D is getting a development environment set up. It’s pretty easy (on Windows) to run from the prebuilt binaries, but those don’t allow you to edit the source code. As of today, a Windows install package for the development environment is now available! This includes:
- All of the prerequisite Python libs.
- Combinator - a tool used to manage development with MV3D’s dev process.
- Directx and vc redistributables.
There are a few caveats though. You must pick either Panda or Ogre3D. Although it will install both, one of them won’t be fully configured since there’s only one active Python install. Also, there will be many sub-installers that come up. Make sure to choose the default options on everything with those.
Finally, and most important. Do not use this if you have an existing Python installation other than Python 2.6 in C:\Python26! It will mess up your current install otherwise.