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Blender 2.49 Scripting by Michel J. Anders

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Getting familiar with the built-in editor

It is possible to use any editor (that you like) to write Python scripts and then import the scripts as text files but Blender's built-in text editor will probably be adequate for all programming needs. It features conveniences such as syntax highlighting, line numbering, and automatic indentation, and gives you the possibility to run a script directly from the editor. The ability to run a script directly from the editor is a definite boon when debugging because of the direct feedback that you get when encountering an error. You will not only get an informative message but the offending line will also be highlighted in the editor.

What is more, the editor comes with many plug-ins of which the automatic ...

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