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Blender 2.49 Scripting by Michel J. Anders

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First steps: Hello world

Tradition demands every book about programming to have a "hello world" example and why would we offend people? We will implement, and run, a simple object instantiating script and show how to integrate this in Blender's script menu. We will also show how to document it and make an entry in the help system. Finally, we will spend some words on the pros and cons of distributing scripts as .blend files or as scripts to install in the scriptdir by the user.

Let's write some code! You can type in the following lines directly into the interactive Python console, or you can open a new text in Blender's text editor and then press Alt + P to run the script. It is a short script but we'll go through it in some detail as it features ...

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