that snake is a drivin me mayed!!

(Ulli) #1

thanks to S68’s tut on lightning bolts I finally decided to enter the world of python. my first steps are not very successful though :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: .

I installed latest python version, defined python path in blender, opened Lsystem tree-generator and ran the script by hitting alt-p. buttons occur the way they should. entered S68’s parameters, hit button “Generate” and here the problem occurs: nothing happens 'cept generator buttons dissapear and the raw script shows up again. I’m guessing I missed some important step, right?

hoping: ulli

(theeth) #2

when a script ends uncorrectly, it will usually display an error message in the Console Window (DOS window for Win users). What was the message displayed when the error occured?


(Ulli) #3

Hi theeth!
Maybe it is because I still have the python20.dll in my blender directory. I cannot seem to get rid of it for blender does not even launch without it.

error message in DOS-window is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 6, in ?
ImportError: No module named random
failed importing internal module lsystem
trying to import external module…
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 447, in bevent
NameError: There is no variable named ‘lsystem_build’

(theeth) #4

that error will happen if your PythonPath is not set correctly inside Blender.

try adding those lines to the code, to see if it helps anything:

import sys

where c:/python20 is your python instalation folder.


(Ulli) #5

yeah, thatzit! kewl!

I checked out the python-path in blender as well (i-window) and - er - there wuz a lil typing mistake…

thanxxx for the hint!