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Common Blender 2.5 Problems And How To Fix Them

With Blender 2.5 alpha 0 we’ve seen the first release in the 2.5 series, boasting a great many new features on top of the all-new event system – a major overhaul of one of the most central parts of Blender. As one can expect, many problems were readily found during the first few moments after the release. I’ve tried to summarize most of the problems that users may run into that are easy to fix or work around.

Incomplete/gray GUI

Some users reported that the GUI would look incomplete. This turned out to be a problem with paths that contained … Continue Reading

Very short howto

Assumed: Visual Studio 2008 installed, Python 2.6 installed, subversion installed.

  1. svn co https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/blender c:\dev\blender
  2. svn co https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/lib/windows c:\dev\lib\windows
  3. start Visual Studio 2008 command prompt
  4. set PATH=C:\Python26;%PATH%
  5. cd c:\dev\blender
  6. python scons\scons.py WITH_BF_COLLADA=1 WITH_BF_QUICKTIME=0

PS. I’m still writing the detailed tutorial

Building Blender 2.5 on Windows 7 with MSVC and SCons

I have created a 30-minute screencast in which I briefly show how Blender 2.5 can be compiled using the SCons/msvc toolset. This screencast is as a quick gap-fill until I have written out more detailed notes.