Eclipse IDE + Blender Python Guide

Hello, I would like to share with you how to set up your Blender python environment within Eclipse IDE.

1 Install Blender.
2 Install Eclipse IDE.
3 Install PyDev inside of Eclipse. Help → EclipseMarketplace.
4 Download Blender Autocomplete repository and unzip it.

5 Set up your python project and set Blender’s Python exe file. It should be located here:
yourpath/Blender/x.x/python/bin/python.exe
And add your path to the Blender Autocomplete folder

As a result you should have the Autocomplete.

Enjoy!

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thx!
but can you debug with it?
if not you can use visual studio and this tut and then you can also debug your addon an real time ( you can see all the variables value, etc…)

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Super! Visual studio code is a very nice alternative option.

I’m not a super expert in Eclipse. Did not try debugging. If someone more advanced could check the debugging in Eclipse I would appreciate it.

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I recently moved to VS Code. Here is my simple setup:

1 Install Blender.
2 Install Visual Studio Code.
3 Download Blender Autocomplete repository and unzip it.
4 Open/Create your python project and create .env file in the root folder of your project.
5 Write in the .env file this line:
PYTHONPATH = yourPath/blender_autocomplete/3.0

And you will have autocomplete!

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Thank you for this tip – VERY useful!

This would be a brilliant VS Code extension. Maybe I’ll dig into YO CODE and see if I can make one.