Strange message about Python when opening Blender

Hi, I just installed Blender onto Windows Vista 32bit. The installer says that I need to install Python, and links me to python.org. I donwload and install the newest version of Python, 3.0. I open Blender for the fist time ever, and an output window pops up at the same time as the 3D app, Blender.

The output window says “Compiled with Python version 2.52 ‘import site’ failed; use -v for traceback Checking for installed Python… No installed Python found. Only built-in modules are available. Some scripts may not run. Continuing happily.”

What does this mean, why does it not see that I installed Python 3.0, and how can I fix this?

Thanks!

well, just like the output window says: Blender is compiled with Python version 2.52, which is obviously a different version than python 3.0. You may now uninstall python3.0, download version 2.52, install it, and everything’s fine.

Read this: http://www.alienhelpdesk.com/python_scripts/using_python_scripts

sebastian_k, thanks! It worked!

macouno, thanks for the awsome link you provided. It really gave some insight on what was happening.