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Blender 2.49 Scripting by Michel J. Anders

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Python

The new version of Blender will be bundled with a full Python 3.x distribution obviating the need for a separate installation of Python. This version of Python is already very stable and it is unlikely that major changes will be implemented in the near future.

Version 3.x is different from version 2.6 but most significant changes are below the surface and mostly won't concern a Blender scripter.

There is a notable side effect of the new Python version though: many third-party packages (that is, Python packages not bundled with the distribution) are not (yet) ported to version 3.x. In some situations this might be a considerable nuisance. From the packages used in this book the most notable one that is not yet ported to version 3.x is PIL ...

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