Blender Python Scripting

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Overview: Learn how to make production quality Python scripts today get expert rating for me, pipeline, Technical Director, see mobile and ended with lessons that are affected production proven techniques while still being easy to follow and to the point, go beyond the just learning the basics as I teach programming concepts, efficient workflows, and final execution that will make you work.

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Import-Export SuiteIO-Menu.zip (for v2.32)
This suite of Python modules enables Blender to read and write ten 3D file formats. It allows radiosity solutions to be exported to trueSpace, Wings3D, VideoScape, Nendo, and LightWave.

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It was formerly called the Radiosity Import Export Suite mainly because it was developed to import/export vertex-colored meshes using my own custom file format (*.radio), and because I wanted to know how vertex colors and meshes were stored. But now UV support and other formats have been added (see the table below).

Includes some nice sample objects IO-Examples.zip to get you started: cornell-box.radio, hand.radio, plane.radio, sphere.radio, torus-knot.radio, and lumpy-torus.radio.

Format

I/O

UV

VCOL

Application

*.mesh

R/W

R/W

_

LightFlow

*.ndo

R/W

_

W

Nendo

*.cob

R/W

R/W

W

trueSpace

*.scn

R

R

_

trueSpace

*.obj

W

_

_

VideoScape

*.radio

R/W

_

R/W

Radio

*.lwo

R/W

W

W

LightWave

*.raw

R/W

_

_

Raw Triangle

*.off

R/W

_

_

DEC Object

*.wings

R/W

_

W

Wings3D

For Blender 2.28
Extract IO-Suite2.zip to a directory on your pythonpath (or your BlenderDir), then run the contents of IO-Suite1.zip to import or export. Most of the new work is in the lightwave module (matererial indices, vertex colors, materials, specular highlights, etc.).

After several months of work, the course I authored on Lynda.com has finally released! It contains over 2 hours of training to bring up any blender users to speed with python scripting. Course description:
Make Blender better by harnessing the power of Python. Whether you’re an artist or a developer, scripting is a great selling point to add to your resume. […] These techniques will take your Blender skills to the next level and help you enter an exciting new world of Python programming.

Topics include:

  • Controlling Blender with code
  • Exploring the bpy library
  • Creating Blender operators and properties
  • Writing scripts
  • Auto running scripts
  • Drawing interface elements such as panels and menus
  • Building a custom add-on

The first several courses are free for anyone to view, so be sure to check them out.

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