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How do I get a Python script to work in Blender? Answered

I am using Blender quite extensively right now, and I would like to be able to import and export md5 models. Unfortunately, Blender does not do this natively, so I had to find and download a Python script.

That's when the trouble started.

I am new to Python, so I have no idea where to properly place the scripts and how to run them. After some searching, I believe I located the correct folder: Blender/contents/MacOS/2.57/scripts

Within this folder are 5 folders. They are as follows:


There is also a python folder in the 2.57 folder which contains a library for scripts, but I believe these are for python itself rather than Blender.

The files I am trying to install are as follows:


I tried opening each of these in terminal to attempt to 'install' them, but got this message:

File "/Applications/blender-2.57-release-OSX_10.5_i386/blender.app/Contents/MacOS/2.57/scripts/modules/md5Import_0.5.1.py", line 33, in <module>
import Blender
ImportError: No module named Blender
(I did not include some command lines because they contain my name and my computer's name.)

What am I doing wrong? Where do I put these files? Is there something wrong with the filenames? Do I have to do anything fancy to get them to run in Blender? Any help is appreciated!

I am running Blender 2.57 on Mac OSX v. 10.6.7 


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9 years ago

Have you tried typing "Blender.app" (yes, with the quotation marks)?


9 years ago

The scripts you used is for Blender 2.4x(python 2.x), it's incompatible with 2.5x(python 3.x).