Blender Add-On Template generator

Blender 3D add-on template generator

This script generates the initial template for the Blender add-ons development.

Usage:

Just execute the script file and type the name for your addon.

You will get a number of files with the add-on template generated by the script. Now you can simply modify them and create your own add-on.

Demonstration video:

Operating system:

Windows

(script tested on Windows 7 and Windows 10)

For Blender versions:

2.79, 2.80, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.90, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Current script version:

1.10.0.

Installation:

  1. Unzip the distributive archive
  2. Copy the batch file with the desired Blender version to your add-on directory

Version history:

1.10.0

  • 3.3 and 3.4 templates added

1.9.0

  • 3.2 templates added

1.8.1

  • 3.1 templates added
  • Fixed issue with spaces in add-on names – automatically converting them to underscores.

1.7.0

  • 2.79, 2.93, 3.0 templates added

1.6.0.

  • 2.92 template added

1.5.0.

  • 2.91 template added

1.4.0.

  • 2.90 template added

1.3.1.

  • Convert upper registry letters in the add-on name in bl_idname to lower

1.3.0.

  • 2.83 template added

1.2.1.

  • for 2.82 templates added reload functional

1.2.0.

  • 2.82 template added

1.1.0.

  • Blender 2.81 template added

1.0.0.

  • This release.
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Jason Miller
8 months ago

I just bought this. It’s helpful. One thing that is sorely lacking anywhere on the internet is how to implement add-ons that have a multiple folder structure. I wish you would add that as a feature. That is where I’m stuck right now.

NikitaD
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Jason Miller

This is not a problem. Just create any folders you need in your add-on and import module from them as common with
from ._folder_name_ import _module_name_

Jason Miller
8 months ago
Reply to  Nikita

Thanks for the response. Does each folder need it’s own __init__.py file?

NikitaD
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Jason Miller

It’s better to have.

Jason Miller
8 months ago
Reply to  Nikita

I think I’m getting confused because the built in add-ons in Blender that I could find on github are all different and it’s hard to discern what is necessary and what is programmer preference.