[Bf-committers] iqm exporter

Patrick Shirkey pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Sep 22 06:02:17 CEST 2010

On Tue, September 21, 2010 8:00 pm, Campbell Barton wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Patrick Shirkey
> <pshirkey at boosthardware.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, September 21, 2010 5:36 am, Campbell Barton wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Patrick Shirkey
>>> <pshirkey at boosthardware.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Apologies in advance if this is the wrong list for this question.
>>>> I am trying to get the iqm exporter http://lee.fov120.com/iqm/  to run
>>>> in
>>>> the latest 2.54beta version. Linux, x86_64.
>>>> Previously I was able to get it to load in svn from about two months
>>>> back.
>>>> However the latest version will not allow the script to load at all.
>>>> Instead I get this error message when running in debug mode:
>>>> fake_module iqm_export
>>>> /usr/local/src/blender/blender-2.54-beta-linux-glibc27-x86_64/2.54/scripts/addons/iqm_export.py
>>>> I have done a quick search and nothing popped up specific to that
>>>> "fake_module" message except the recent commit from the 8 August.
>>>> Any suggestions on how to go about fixing this would be appreciated.
>>>> I would like to try to get the Buck Bunny rig into Sauerbrauten ;-)
>>>> Cheers.
>>> The addons system uses a function called fake_module() in
>>> scripts/ui/space_userpref.py
>>> The fake_module function reads only the addon_info dict from the
>>> module to avoid loading every addon just to display their info.
>>> This had a bug in 2.54 (fixed in svn), where the locale of the system
>>> was used for reading the files which gave errors with some locales,
>>> not its forced to utf-8.
>>> Without more info I cant tell if this is the problem.
>>> Could you test with a recent build to see if its fixed?,
>> Thanks for your interest.
>> I have built and tested with the latest svn. Same problem.
>>> Else you could give a link to a full error log.
>> Even with -d the "fake_module" message is the only message that is
>> printed
>> relating to the script. It gets printed repeatedly every time I mouse
>> over
>> the menu buttons on the left of the addons dialog and when the dialog is
>> opened.
>> In the past I have seen much more verbose messages when this script
>> failed
>> due to python issues. With this version I am not seeing that. It simply
>> doesn't show up in the addons window.
>> IIUC the fake_module message is not an error?
>> I'm happy to trace it but my approach would be to add specific debugging
>> messages to the addons code. Is there an easier way?
>> Cheers.
>> --
>> Patrick Shirkey
>> Boost Hardware Ltd.
> fake module isnt an error message,
> see: space_userpref.py
> ---
>         # fake module importing
>         def fake_module(mod_name, mod_path, speedy=True):
>             if bpy.app.debug:
>                 print("fake_module", mod_name, mod_path)
> ---
> Could you report this in the bug tracker and include the addon?

I realised the issue was due to missing the define for bl_addon_info in
the script. Adding that gets it to load in the addons window. Now I can
debug it.

bl_addon_info = {
    "name": "Inter Quake Module Exporter (.iqm/.iqe)",
    "author": "Lee Salzman",
    "version": (1,1),
    "blender": (2, 5, 3),
    "api": 31849,
    "location": "File > Export > IQM ",
    "description": "Export iqm format for use in game engines",
    "warning": "",
    "wiki_url": "",
    "tracker_url": "",
    "category": "Import/Export"}


Launch from "" or from "File -> Export -> IQM"

Additional links:
    Author Site: http://lee.fov120.com/iqm/
    e-mail: lsalzman at gmail.com


Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd.

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