Python module problems on Ubuntu 10.04

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messn
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Python module problems on Ubuntu 10.04

Post by messn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:18 am

Hi,

I have installed blender package on Ubuntu 10.04. I thought it would install python support for blender. Now i'm trying to import Blender modules from python interpreter but it can not find blender module.
This is the command i gave

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import Blender
and the output is:

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ImportError: No module named Blender
The same for 'import bpy'.
Using python2.6 and the output of

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blender -v
is

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Blender 2.49 (sub 2) Build
I have also downloaded blender-2.49b release and compiled with cmake. It created lots of *.o files in 'source/blender/python/api2_2x' folder but there are not any python modules in subfolders of build folder.

Now what should i do? A solution without any compilation process, only by using apt-get tools would be best. But an explanation of the way of compiling blender also to create python modules is good too.

Thank you!

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Post by stiv » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:36 am

. Now i'm trying to import Blender modules from python interpreter
Blender has its own embedded Python interpreter. These commands only work from inside Blender.

Old Blender (2.49 and older) needs a separate Python install. For Cmake, don't forget the 'make install' step and do run blender from the install dir, NOT the build dir.

Have you looked at the compilation instructions on the wiki?

messn
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Post by messn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:16 pm

Thank you stiv,

Now i understand the concept of scripting in blender. I'm going to try to code an Hello World script.

Best wishes!

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