Developing with Pip4Blender

Developers creating new Add-ons will benefit the most from pip4blender. During initial development, developers can install libraries as needed, one-by-one. This reduces the overall cost of development by promoting use of solid, well-tested, third-party libraries instead of the same code re-written over and over again.



Once an add-on is complete (enough) to release to the public, a requirements.txt file can be generated, which specifies the name and version of all dependent packages. This file can then be packaged along with an add-on, and distributed.


User Installation

Users who have pip4blender installed can hit the ‘Install Requirements File’ button, which will open a file browser to select the requirements file supplied by the developer.