[Bf-committers] Windows Explorer thumbnails for 2.5

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 01:32:00 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Tom Edwards <contact at steamreview.org> wrote:
>> On 22/12/2010 11:00, Knapp wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:04 PM, UnderSampled -<undersampled at live.com>  wrote:
>>>> So, any chance this could be added to the windows installer?
>>>>> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:04:09 +0000
>>>>> From: contact at steamreview.org
>>>>> To: bf-committers at blender.org
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Bf-committers] Windows Explorer thumbnails for 2.5
>>>>> Great! There was one last bug that I just fixed, which caused drop
>>>>> shadows to be added to the thumbs (bad because they have transparency).
>>>>> Register it again to apply the fix.
>>>>> I didn't spot these problems because I registered it on my system by
>>>>> hand, if anyone was wondering.
>>>>> On 22/12/2010 1:04, Caleb wrote:
>>>>>> It's working great now, no issues so far.
>>> I am not sure if I am getting a bug or if I have not understood how
>>> this works. I am running Kubuntu 10.10 current SVN Blender 2.5 64 bit
>>> I have found in preferences where it says thumbnails and have turned
>>> that on. I have rendered and saved a blend using the default cube but
>>> even when reloading my blend using Blender I get no thumbnails and I
>>> don't see any with Dolphin ether. Help? Or bug?
>>> Thanks
>> Kubuntu is KDE, Ubuntu is GNOME. It seems their thumb handlers aren't
>> compatible.
> So file a bug?

No, ./release/bin/blender-thumbnailer.py is just a script which
extracts thumbnails from blend files.

For gnome to use this to generate thumbs you have to run...
   gconftool --type boolean --set
/desktop/gnome/thumbnailers/application at x-blender/enable true
   gconftool --type string --set
/desktop/gnome/thumbnailers/application at x-blender/command
"blender-thumbnailer.py %i %o"

So for KDE's Dolphin  I expect there is an equivalent command, just
need to research how their thumbnails are generated and stored.

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