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This Section is for addons in Bforartists Version 1!

Note that  Bforartists is mostly compatible to all Blender addon that works in Blender. So head over to the Blender Addon List or the Blender Wiki when you are in search for a useful addon. When you find a plugin that does not work in Bforartists, but works fine in Blender, then please send it to us so that we can fix it. You can for example attach it in the forum.

http://blenderaddonlist.blogspot.co.uk/
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts

Note also that most addons listed at this page here are already included into Bforartists. Most of them are just not activated. So no need to redownload and reinstall it. You can find them in the User Preferences in the Addon tab.


Bforartists ready Addons

Some Addons needs a fix so that they work in Bforartists. It's in the very most cases because those addons tries to register to menus that does not longer exists in Bforartists. This page here explains the differences between the Blender and Bforartists versions. And points you towards the new menu locations.

We at Bforartists merge always the code that comes from the master from the Blender repository. Unfortunately the Blender developers makes a release version branch at one point, and continues to develop the release version at this branch instead of the master. And so the code differs between the master and between what they release as a new version. 

This is normally no problem. But this time the Blender master code that we have used for Bforartists 1.0.0, in the Blender 2.79 line, had already some changes regarding Blender 2.8. And this affects some addons in our Bforartists 1.0.0 release. Some simply refuses to work. It's not many. But there is the one or another addon affected.

We have unfortunately not noticed this problem. And now it is too late. We cannot develop backwards. Hopefully the addons in question will work with Blender 2.8 again. Sorry bout the issues.

ADDONS WITH ISSUES

The following addon/s have some issues or limitation.

Renderman for Blender , before Bforartists 0.92 - https://renderman.pixar.com/view/renderman4blender  - The Addon loads, you can set up everything, but crashes often to desktop when you start to render. Turned out that this is a addon problem. The fix can be found here: https://github.com/prman-pixar/RenderManForBlender/pull/560/files . And i think we can expect the fix to appear in the official release at one point. Until that we will keep this note here.

Blender Light Studio, Camera Calibration pvr, Chocofur Model Manager For Blender - This addons requires a so called extensions_framework that is missing in Bforartists due the fact that Blender makes a difference between Master and Release version. In Blender 2.79 this framework exists. In the master from the same time not. And so it is missing in Bforartists 1 too. But you can download the missing framework here: 

http://www.bforartists.de/data/addons/extensions_framework.zip

Place the zip file in BFORARTISTS_SETUP_DIRECTORY/2.79/scripts/addons/modules/ , and then extract it there.

It can be that some other addons that did not work before are working again by this too.

ADDONS THAT DON'T WORK

Here the current list:

Destructive Extrude 0.8.9 with Bforartists 0.9.6. It installs and starts fine. But throws an error at useage then. It's a commercial addon. And there is unfortunately nothing that we can do here. https://gumroad.com/l/cQjUX

Renderman for Blender in Bforartists 1.0.0 - https://renderman.pixar.com/view/renderman4blender - You cannot acivate it. It throws an error.

Addons that can't be activated at the moment. Please note that Bforartists is based at the Blender Master. Which differs from the Blender release version 2.79b:

Auto Face Map - Throws an error in Blender too
Magic UV - No idea where the problem is. It works in Blender, but refuses to start in Bforartists.

Armory 0.4, the addon version - The addon loads fine, but you can't access the Node editor part of it.

Lightarchitect - Gives errors to the users. It's a commercial addon, so we can't even check for the error.

When you have an addon that refuses to work, then please contact us, and we will have a look at it. But note that this will not mean that we will develop or maintain this addon then. Just that we try to get it to work in Bforartists if possible.

INCLUDED MODIFIED ADDONS

These addons have some modifications so that they work in Bforartists. Normally we take care that addons from Blender works in Bforartists without any further modifications. This means that we even keep not longer needed menus for it. Like the Add menu, which is now located in the tool shelf just for the addons. But in very rare cases this is not longer possible. Like for entries in the Specials menu, which we have removed. And in this case we modify the addon instead.

These addons are already included in Bforartists. You just may need to activate it in the addons section in the User Preferences. The download is just of interest for those who wants to compare the changes with the original versions.

Enhanced 3D cursor
Tiny CAD
Easy Lattice
Looptools


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Enhanced 3D cursor

The original script adds a menu entry in the Transform Orientations, which does not longer exists in Bforartists since it is a double menu entry. The buttons are now in the 3D Cursor Tools panel.

This Script is included in Bforartists!

 


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Tiny CAD

The original script adds itself into the Specials menu. This menu cannot be called with the Bforartists keymap. It is made of double menu entries. The menu is now in the Tool Shelf in Edit mode.

This Script is included in Bforartists!


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Easy Lattice

The original script adds itself into the Specials menu. This menu cannot be called with the Bforartists keymap. It is made of double menu entries. The menu is now in the Tool Shelf in Edit Mode.

This Script is included in Bforartists!


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Looptools

The original script adds itself into the Specials menu. This menu cannot be called with the Bforartists keymap. It is made of double menu entries. The menu is now in the Tool Shelf in Edit Mode.

This Script is included in Bforartists!

 


 

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