Requirements

  • Blender 2.80

MacOS

MacOS users should install Blender properly, by following the official instructions.
Avoid running it just from the Downloads folder!
Note that, for dragging of files and folders, you need to hold down the COMMAND key.
This will ensure AppTranslocation1 is avoided.

Latest

The latest version of DECALmachine is 1.9.1 - available on Gumroad and Blender Market.
See this page to learn what's new in the latest versions, or see the changelog for the full release history.

Updating

Attention

If you are updating from a previous version, you are at risk of loosing any custom decal libraries you may have created or any bakes you may have done.

If you have not chosen a library location outside the DECALmachine folder(in Blender's addons folder) - as described in the preferences video, the best approach is to use the manual installation approach outlined below.
The manual approach will also keep any custom preferences you may have set.

Installation


Install from File

  • start Blender, bring up preferences
  • switch to the Add-ons tab and click the Install... button at the top right
  • locate the downloaded DECALmachine_1.9.1.zip file and double-click it
  • activate the addon by ticking the checkbox
  • if your preferences aren't saved automatically (default behavior)
    • press the Save Preferences button at the bottom
  • optionally, switch to the Decal Creation tab, and install PIL
  • close prefrences and in the 3D View press the D key to bring up the DECALmachine pie menu in object mode

Manual Installation

  • extract the DECALmachine_1.9.1.zip file
  • if you are doing a fresh installation
    • in your file browser, move the extracted DECALmachine folder and its contents to your addons folder in the user scripts location
  • if you are updating from a previous version:
    • in your file browser, make sure you backup the entire assets folder, that is located in your existing DECALmachine folder
    • remove the DECALmachine folder of the existing installation
    • move the extracted DECALmachine folder and its contents to your addons folder in the user scripts location
    • overwrite the new assets folder with your backup
  • start Blender, find the addon in preferences in the Add-ons tab and activate it
  • if your preferences aren't saved automatically (default behavior)
    • press the Save Preferences button at the bottom
  • optionally, switch to the Decal Creation tab, and install PIL
  • close prefrences and in the 3D View press the D key to bring up the DECALmachine pie menu in object mode

Addons Folder (in user scripts)

Linux: /home/name/.config/blender/2.80/scripts/addons
MacOS: /Users/name/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.80/scripts/addons
Windows: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.80\scripts\addons


  1. Learn more about AppTranslocation