Blenderseed 1.1.5 Released

We just released Blenderseed 1.1.5 for Blender 2.62. This is a minor release fixing compatibility with the new matrix format introduced in Blender 2.62.

You can download Blenderseed 1.1.5 by right-clicking here and saving the file to disk.

Make sure to checkout the Blenderseed tutorials to get started with Blenderseed.

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Wondering...

Does Blenderseed work with older versions of Blender?

Franz's picture

Blenderseed 1.1.4 works with

Blenderseed 1.1.4 works with Blender 2.58, but that's the earliest version of Blender we ever supported (you can download it here).

Out of curiosity, which version of Blender are you using?

Cheers,
Franz

Blenderseed plugin fails on new Bmesh Blender builds

Blenderseed plugin fails to work correctly with latest Blender builds with the new Bmesh system. It does work on older builds (2.62) with the previous mesh modeling system.

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It fails on the default Blender scene (cube, light, camera) with the following error messages:

found bundled python: C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\python
event has invalid window

[blenderseed.py] info : Starting export of scene 'Scene' to C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\Apple Test\.appleseed.appleseed...

Traccback (most recent call last):

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 332, in exectute
else: self.export()

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 376, in export
self.__emit_project(scene)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 390, in __emit_project
self.__emit_scene(scene)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 403, in __emit_scene
self.__emit_assembly(scene)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 411, in __emit_assembly
self.__emit_objects(scene)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 435, in __emit_objects
self.__emit_geometric_object(scene, object)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 533, in __emit_geometric_object
self.__emit_dupli_object(scene, dupli_object[0], dupli_object[1], object.material_slots)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 549, in __emit_dupli_object
self._mesh_parts[object.name] = self.__emit_mesh_object(scene, object, mesh)

File "C:\Documents and Settings\ignatz\Desktop\6971_trunk-46172-release\2.63\scripts\addons\blenderseed.py", line 560, in __emit_mesh_object
if len(mesh.faces) == 0:
AttributeError: 'Mesh' object has no attribute 'faces'

location:: -1

location:: -1

System information:

Blender release version 46172
Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP3
Intel Q9450 4gig RAM
NVidia GeForce 9600GT (driver 285.58)

Franz's picture

Hi! Thanks for the detailed

Hi!

Thanks for the detailed report.

Blenderseed 1.1.5 is not compatible with BMesh. This is a known issue: https://github.com/jupiter-jazz/appleseed/issues/132.

We will make a minor release of Blenderseed to fix this specific issue. It should be available shortly.

Cheers,
Franz

Franz's picture

We've just released

We've just released Blenderseed 1.1.6, it now supports BMesh (and Blender 2.63) natively.

Cheers,
Franz

Having trouble downloading Blenderseed 1.1.5 or .6

I am having trouble downloading the install files for Blenderseed 1.1.5 or 1.1.6.

As instructed, I right-click on the link to save the file and get a blenderseed.py file that is 48k. I am not sure how to proceed.

Is the 48k file the only thing I need to run Blenderseed?

The previous appleseed-1.1.0-alpha-12-0-gfc3d36e-win64-vs100.zip was 44,331kb after download.

Please advise.

I am relatively new to Blender...I've been doing some great renders in Cycles and Luxrender at 4 times HD resolution.

I would love to try Blenderseed.

Thank-you,

Grant Mann
Vancouver, BC

Franz's picture

Hi Grant,Blenderseed is

Hi Grant,

Blenderseed is just our Blender-to-appleseed translator plugin for Blender. It's indeed a simple .py (Python) file that you can install from inside Blender. The installation process is described in details in this tutorial: Getting started with Blenderseed. Let us know if something isn't clear or doesn't work as expected.

Blenderseed exports Blender scenes to the appleseed file format (.appleseed files). To render these, you'll also need to download and install a build of appleseed (appleseed-1.1.0-alpha-12-0-gfc3d36e-win64-vs100.zip, for instance).

Once everything is installed and working, you might want to check out our other Blenderseed tutorial: Blenderseed's export settings.

Make sure to also check out the Quick Start guide, the other tutorials and the screencasts if you haven't already.

Keep in mind all this software is in alpha stage ("not finished") and therefore misses some obvious features and is definitely not as easy to use as e.g. Cycles. In any case, don't hesitate to ask if you need more help.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Franz