Blender as a python module with easy-install
Meant for installation into a virtualenv or wherever, for unit testing of Blender extensions being authored, or developement of a Blender 3d-enabled Python application.
Depends upon the
bpy-build module to make sure the Blender
bpy module environment is correct.
For more information, please see:
Prebuilt wheels are provided for popular Platforms (MacOS, Windows, and
manylinux). Prebuilds are complete builds with audio, CUDA, and Optix functionality (except for MacOS, which is missing those three), like you would expect with installing the complete application.
Both building the Python package from sources and installing the
wheel files require the bare minimum dependencies listed on the Blender 3D wiki for building Blender. Get these first before opening a new issue.
pip install bpy && bpy_post_install
wheel file (see Releases page):
pip install <PATH_TO_WHEEL_FILE> && bpy_post_install
A unique uninstallation script is required to ensure that all traces of
bpy are removed from the hard drive, because Blender expects
.so libraries to be in places that are not part of the Python packaging system.
bpy_pre_uninstall && pip uninstall bpy
See more about building
bpy on the wiki page.
failed to find 'bpy_types' module
A. Please see issue #13
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found
A. Please see issue #15
A. Addons (Blender internal and third party) can be imported using the code referenced here.
A. Blender runtime usage and compatibility with
multiprocessing is limited, see the documentation.
A. Please file a new issue if you are having trouble installing on your operating system of choice.
A. Some builds you will have to make yourself if you have a specific version of the API you want. Likewise, if you are contrained to a specific Python version (especially those that aren't shipped by python.org) then you may have to try and build yourself.
A. 32-bit support officially ended with
2.80. See the announcement
Some unique hardware and software configurations may not work, and there is no extant list of things that don't work in the Python standalone module.