Please forgive me if the questions I’m asking demonstrate my ignorance; I’m a Python user and a writer for a 3D company, but am as yet completely unfamiliar with Blender. I hope to change this in the near future.
I’m looking for Python scripts, with Python source, that illustrate the use of Python in a 3D environment in some “impressive” way. Someone pointed out the L-systems package available for Blender (http://jmsoler.free.fr/util/blenderfile/images/lsystem/lsystem.htm), and that (or something similar) would be ideal. However, when I downloaded the L-systems package and unzipped, it contained just a .blend file (which I’m assuming is Blender plugin format).
Is the .blend format the standard way for distributing scripts? Is there any way a script can be extracted from such a file? My working assumption is that most people writing scripts for Blender do or are willing to make their Python code public, but of course I may be wrong in this.
And, aside from the L-Systems example, can anyone suggest further scripts (with source) that do a good job of illustrating the power of Python in combination with 3D? Both small scripts that show how even a little Python can go a long way, and larger scripts showing that Python can be used for truly large projects, would be great.