Requirements

  • Windows, MacOS or Linux
  • Blender 3.0 - 3.3

Experimental Builds

Experimental Blender builds such as 3.4-alpha are not supported, and fixing any issues related to them, will not be a priority.

Installation

There are two ways to install MACHIN3tools

From inside Blender

This approach is a bit more convenient, but if you update from an older version of the addon, it leads to a loss of previously saved addon preferences.

InstallationFromInsideBlender installation from the Addons tab of Blender's preferences, by selecting the addon's .zip file

Using the System's File Browser

The approach is recommended, especially if you update from an older version to a newer one, as all previous addon preferences will be kept.

InstallationUsingFileBrowser with Blender closed, find your downloaded .zip file

InstallationUsingFileBrowser extract it, you need the MACHIN3tools folder - the one without the version

InstallationUsingFileBrowser it contains the __init\__.py file

InstallationUsingFileBrowser copy the MACHIN3tools folder to Blender's addons directory

Attention

If you have a pre-existing MACHIN3tools folder in the addons directory, remove it first, before pasting the new version!

Blender's Addons Directory

Linux: /home/name/.config/blender/3.3/scripts/addons
MacOS: /Users/name/Library/Application Support/Blender/3.3/scripts/addons
Windows: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\3.3\scripts\addons

Depending on your Blender version, replace 3.3 accordingly.

InstallationUsingFileBrowser start Blender, open the preferences, switch to the Addons tab and search for machin3

InstallationUsingFileBrowser activate MACHIN3tools and unfold the addon preferences