Currently, there does not appear to be an officially generated version of the Blender
bpy module. Based on a search of pypi.org it appears that some versions have been uploaded, but it is not clear what their release cadence is or what build features have been enabled (and many do not appear to be actively maintained). Creating a stable automation to build several common use case versions of
bpy and upload them to pypi.org would make developing applications that rely on Blender’s powerful tools much more straightforward.
- Create a
terraformconfig (not sure what the correct terminology is) to build/destroy a Linode VM that will be used to build the
- Create a
dockerimage with the appropriate build environment for Blender/bpy.
- Create a project (possibly a separate repo) with config for packaging the generated
bpymodule (would prefer to use
poetrysince that is what I use on the daily, but I think that only supports pure Python packages).
- Create appropriate automation to:
- Stand-up the VM.
- Run docker and update the container using
pyinfra(e.g. to get the latest code for a nightly build).
- Build the
- Package and upload to
- Destroy the VM.
I work a lot with Python and
pyinfra, however, both
terraform are new to me (and something I have been meaning to learn for a while now).