[Bf-committers] defualt python scripts in OSX

zippy trip at spymac.com
Sat Mar 5 04:21:54 CET 2005

mostly because i hate to have more than one place for scripts, and I 
dislike some scripts. But most of all it is very confusing and off 
putting for a new user or one that just wanted to see the scripts. Keep 
the folder in the .app file just get it out of the .blender file

On Mar 3, 2005, at 8:23 PM, Jasper Mine wrote:

> zippy,
> Only two ways to get to this folder, IF YOU MUST:
> 1.  Use the Finder's "Go" menu from the menu bar on the top of your 
> screen.  Here you enter the name of the folder in "Go to Folder" .  On 
> my system it is here: 
> /Applications/Blender3D/blender.app/Contents/MacOS/.blender
> 2.  You could also use the terminal to access Blender's default 
> scripts folder with this command:  cd 
> /Applications/Blender3D/blender.app/Contents/MacOS/.blender Use the 
> command: ls to view the contents of folder.
> Why do this though?  This folder is meant to be hidden.  It works well 
> for install, just drag and drop the binary.  If you are trying to 
> place your non-default scripts here, WHY?!? If you do that, every time 
> you update Blender with a new version, you will have to redo the whole 
> process as this folder will be overwritten.
> If this is indeed the reason you want access to this folder I suggest 
> you instead create a folder called Scripts in the same directory as 
> where the Blender3D application lives.  Here you can place all your 
> downloaded scripts.  However, be sure to point to this folder in 
> Blender's User Preferences where it asks for "directory to search for 
> Python scripts"
> This is the default for all platforms (.blend), to make installation 
> easy.  Instead of making  an osx specific change, and, if you must 
> look in this folder, I suggest you try the "Go to Folder" method.  
> Hope this helps.
> Jasper
> On Mar 3, 2005, at 11:54 PM, zippy wrote:
>> the default location for blender python scripts is in a hidden folder 
>> inside the app. why is this ? It would make it much easier if the 
>> folder were not hidden.  so others could easily add to and delete 
>> from and keep the installs in side one app. As it is now a user has 
>> to use a tool like tinkertool to see this folder.
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