Blender 2.49: Customization

abstract:The tutorial shows how you can customize blender to use your personal scripts location folder.Important Note: Please take a minute to read the Tutorial license terms.

intended audience:

  • blender noobs

prerequisites:

  • none

related tutorials from other sites:

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Transcription

One advantage of blender is the possibility to be expandable with customization scripts. blender contains a complete python-interpreter, so scripting works out of the box.

Many python-scripts are already bundled with blender but there are much more scripts available. And they have been created to make your work with blender much easier. Even if you are an non experienced user, you will probably need to install your own script collection. So i will show you now, how to do that in a convenient way.

First, i will create a script-directory on the file system. I will place it right into my personal directory. I have already downloaded a couple of scripts, and i place them now into the just created directory. By the way, these scripts contain primstar, an exporter, importer, and generator for sculpted prims. If you want to know more about that, please watch our follow up tutorials.

Ok! Now i start blender.

  • In the upper left corner you see the information icon. This is a hidden window. You can access it by placing the cursor on the window border, left mouse click and then drag the window down. The user preferences appear.
  • Go to the right side and click the button: “File Paths”. A set of input fields appear.
  • Locate the field labeled with: “python scripts”, and click on the associated folder icon. a file selector box appears.
  • Now navigate to your scripts directory.
  • Then select the directory by clicking on: “select script path” now blender immediately finds and recognizes all scripts, which we have placed into our personal directory.

Let’s navigate to some places, where you can now see, how nice the scripts integrate into the blender interface.

  • Now move the user preferences window out of sight.
  • One final task is still to be done. If you exit blender now, it will silently forget about your custom scripts directory. So we have to tell blender to preserve this information.
  • go to file -> save default settings.

From now on blender remembers your settings whenever you start it again. You can jump start into your blender art work creation now.
If you like to get more information about how to create sculpted prims with blender we invite you to also watch our other video tutorials. You can always find the newest videos on the machinimatrix website.

Have fun, and see you later!

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  1. scriptmafia says:

    It’s really a cool and useful piece of info. I’m glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

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