Talk:Installation of Blender

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Discussion page.
LHammonds 05:53, 11 January 2011 (UTC)



Great! I've already linked it to one of my tutorials :) Syd



I have removed the edits by Baduk. This documentation and the program versions contained within, match what is uploaded on TESNexus. It is not meant to keep up with every new release of each individual package. If people want to experiment with newer versions, they are given links to the source files and can download and test on their own. Only versions that have been tested together by multiple Blender users that cover most aspects of modding will be accepted as a new "stable" bundle to be recommended to the masses.

LHammonds 16:17, 14 December 2011 (GMT)


the links on this page are out of date ex: the blender package, I do not want to touch the page itself because I am not experienced with using wiki style pages myself but if someone could link to the actual package page that would be nice the url that is linked is still semi accurate but it doesnt go to the page

--Marchofflowers 03:35, 7 May 2015 (BST)

My experience

The most info of this tutor is outdated. But the "niftools" project itself is still alive:)

There is a way to utilize the blender nif import/export and PyFFI. //My blender version is 2.75


1. PyffI. At the GitHub section of the project, i've used latest version of PyFFI. Download it as zip. Also, you need nif.xml section. This one is needed to be downloaded into "pyffi-develop/pyffi/formats/nif/nifxml/". !!Program won't work without this file!!.

So, as you have this one, you may see the "install.bat" in root dir of PyFFI. This "installer" won't work, but there you can find actual install command - "%PYTHONPATH%\python.exe setup.py install". So, you use your Blender's python instead of %PYTHONPATH%. Something like "C:\Program Files\Blender\2.75\python\bin". This is the actual python, that your blender is using. I've just executed this command via cmd(from the dir, whre are install.bat and setup.py located), but if you want, you may also write the batch(*.bat) file for it.


2. Nif_scripts. This is actual plugin for blender. Go to GitHub section of this plugin, and download it. There is also batch "installer", at the "blender_nif_plugin-develop\install". This batch is working, but you need to modify it, by adding such lines(Example):

set APPDATABLENDERADDONS=C:\Program Files\Blender\2.75\scripts\addons

set SEVENZIPHOME=%PROGRAMFILES%\7-Zip\

Finally, run this batch file.


3. Blender. Run blender, open user preferences. In the add-ons tab, find our "Import-Export: NetImmerse/Gamebryo nif format (.nif)" - and put a tick in it's checkbox! If you are lucky, it will lag for a second, and be done without errors:)) Save your prefs, relax a little and enjoy this plugin:)

I'd like to add that adapting the existing batch file is pretty simple but you will not be able to get it to work if your Blender install is in Program Files. Simply move to an unprotected directory, run the modified install.bat, and move back.
New Nif_scripts location.
Updated Pyffi 2.2.3 Don't know if any of it matters if it's out of date or not. Sulhir 02:11, 13 December 2016 (GMT)