The topic pretty much says it… I’ve got python 2.0.1 installed, and I tried the RipString’s Grass-thingy, but it didn’t do anything, absolutely anything (instructions were “press alt-p in this window and the script runs”)
Take a look in the DOS-Window that opens when you start blender (or terminal if u r using Linux), are there any (error)-messages??
Nope, no errors
Ok, next question: What machine do you use??? (We need INFORMATION, we are no clairvoyants ;):o)) On “slow” machines some scripts (especially generating-scripts) can run for a looooooooooooooong time, and I mean really loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong. So wait a little bit and see what happens. Maybe start a system-monitor to see e.g. the CPU-load, to controll that blender is still working.
AMD k6-II 500mHz with Asus v7100 32mb display driver (geforce… 2 I think).
Process management doesn’t show anything even remotely related to that, and there’s no spike in cpu-usage when I press the alt-p. Blender (or anything else for that matter) doesn’t react in ANY way to alt-p…
Is there anyway for me to check if the Python even works at all?
This might sound stupid (or insulting to your intelligence), so, sorry in advance
When you pressed Alt-P, did you put the mouse over the text window?
Yes, I did
some people have so much thin skin you have to watch out for what you say…
anyway, back to the subject: did you had a mesh selected when running the script? That’s about the only error that’s left out I think.
Yep. I tested the grass3.blend straight out, without changing anything, and the mesh was selected. Do you know any means of testing the Python that it even works at all?
If you did everything like you say and nothing works (not even an error message in the console), than there must be something else (like a paranormal phenomenon)…
Are you using Blender Creator 2.23 or what?
That very thing… I tried on 2.22 too but no help
Hm, I’ve got v 1.0.2 here, it runs just fine under Windows98, blender 2.23.
One thing I forgot to mention, is that I’m using Red Hat 7.2, and I had to compile the Python
And you get no error msg? IIRC there are some problems with Linux & Python & blender concerning some Python modules (whrandom). The grass-generator uses a randomizer function, so you should at least get some errors. I think, eeshlo knows how to fix this problem, but first do a search on the forum, if this has been answered already.
my problem is, that I don’t get ANY response when I try the script, not to blender, not to konsole, the cpu-meter doesn’t react to it even with a small “tik”…
I don’t know if the Python itself is working, and I’d appreciate if someone could tell me how I can simply test it?
click the “-” at the bottom of the text window and select “add new”
import sys print sys.path import Blender print dir(Blender)
then, press Alt-P
Nothing happens… absolutely nothing…
did you try alt-p with the two alt buttons?
errrrr… what? You mean did I try it with both “alt” and “alt gr”? if so, yes, and with ctrl-alt-p, shit-alt-p, ctrl-shift-alt-p…
I hereby declare you doomed and beyond all solution