Question on how to add a script

[I know nothing about scripting whatsoever]

Recently my hard drive failed and i’ve had to begin getting everything back again from scratch and i’m setting up my blender and i need a add on i use to have. i’ve had it for use and don’t remember how i installed it last time.

I found it, but it was written out as a script and im having trouble adding it as an add on. i tried to look up how, and they said to save the script as a .py and open it n the user preferences in blender or open it in teh text editor and hit run script.
Noting showed up in the user preferences, and when i tried ot run the script, it said script failed, check the console for now.

The script is a audio visualizer add on for making bars move up and down to music. One of my favorite things to mess with if i say so myself cause you can always make shapekeys and drivers ot the motions of the bars and cause other actions to happen with music.

Umm… if anyone needs the script, i’ll post it directly after this one (so as not to clutter one post)

#Audio visualisation script

#Created by sirrandalot for Blender 2.71
#Modified by TobiLaForge for Blender 2.76
#Modified by sirrandalot for Blender 2.77

#Feel free to modify this script to suit your needs

import bpy
import math

#Here are the variables you can change if you want to quickly
#change your result
filename = “file_name.mp3” #of course you can use other formats than mp3
filepath = “path goes here”
#always use two backslashes \ instead of one \
#Example: “C:\Users\Marco\Desktop”

deleteSoundInSequencer = True #Delete the sound strip currently in blender?
addSoundToSequencer = True #Import the sound strip into blender?

startFrame = 1 #The frame on which to start the song

bars = 64 #number of bars
hScale = 8.0 #vertical scale of the bars
width = 0.8 #width scale of the bars
xDist = 2.25 #horizontal distance between bars (for non-radial vosualiser)

radial = False #True if you want the visualiser to be radial, false otherwise
radius = 20.0 #Radius of the circle

#full path and name
filepathAndName = filepath + “” + filename

#Set the window context to the sequencer
bpy.context.area.type = ‘SEQUENCE_EDITOR’

#Delete sound strip
if deleteSoundInSequencer:

#Add sound strip
if addSoundToSequencer:
bpy.ops.sequencer.sound_strip_add(filepath=filepathAndName,frame_start=startFrame, channel=1)

#Set the window context to the Default 3D window
bpy.context.area.type = ‘VIEW_3D’
#Set Keyframe and Cursor location to default[“Scene”].frame_current=startFrame

#Number of half steps each bar will cover (approximately)
noteStep = 120.0/bars

#Twelfth root of 2
a = 2**(1.0/12.0)

#start frequencies
l = 0.0
h = 16.0


#Iterate through the number of bars
for i in range(0, bars):
#Add a plane and set it’s origin to one of its edges
bpy.ops.mesh.primitive_plane_add(location = (0, 1, 0))
bpy.context.scene.cursor_location = bpy.context.active_object.location
bpy.context.scene.cursor_location.y -= 1

loc = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0]

#If this is a radial visualiser
if radial:
    #Rotate bars in equal angles around circle with given radius
    angle = -2*i*math.pi/(bars)
    bpy.context.active_object.rotation_euler[2] = angle
    loc = [-math.sin(angle)*radius, math.cos(angle)*radius, 0]
    loc[0] = i*xDist

#Set the bar's corrent clocation
bpy.context.active_object.location = (loc[0], loc[1], loc[2])
#Set origin to one of its edges again
bpy.context.scene.cursor_location = (loc[0], loc[1], loc[2])

#Scale the plane on the x and y axis, then apply the transformation
bpy.context.active_object.scale.x = width
bpy.context.active_object.scale.y = hScale
bpy.ops.object.transform_apply(location=False, rotation=False, scale=True)

#Insert a scaling keyframe and lock the x and z axis
bpy.context.active_object.animation_data.action.fcurves[0].lock = True
bpy.context.active_object.animation_data.action.fcurves[2].lock = True

#Set the window context to the graph editor
bpy.context.area.type = 'GRAPH_EDITOR'

#Expression to determine the frequency ranges of the bars
l = h
h = l*(a**noteStep)

#Print the current bar and frequency range to the console/terminal
print('Bar ' + str(i) + ': ' + str(l) + ' to ' + str(h))

#Bake that range of frequencies to the current plane (along the y axis)
bpy.ops.graph.sound_bake(filepath=filepathAndName, low = (l), high = (h))

#Lock the y axis
bpy.context.active_object.animation_data.action.fcurves[1].lock = True

#Change Back to Text Editor to change Equalizer Settings
bpy.context.area.type = ‘TEXT_EDITOR’

#Set Animation time to song length
bpy.context.scene.frame_end = bpy.context.scene.sequence_editor.sequences_all[filename].frame_final_duration + startFrame

There is an updated version of this addon called Bizualizer. There’s a tutorial video for how to install and use it.

Sorry for such a late reply but thank you so much! This is fantastic!