@dictoon dictoon released this May 8, 2018 · 376 commits to master since this release

This is a beta release of blenderseed, an appleseed plugin for Blender 2.79 and later.

This release is designed to work with appleseed 1.9.0-beta.

Keep in mind this is beta-quality software and there are a number of known bugs that will be fixed in the next releases of the plugin.


  • Fixed oslinfo invocation on Linux.
  • Fixed error messages that were being generated when an object had no materials.
  • Fixed export crash that was occurring due to a conflict with other addons that use the node system (AnimationNodes, etc.)
  • Fixed issues with the final image going blank and not being usable in the compositor.
  • Hid non-connectable inputs of OSL shader nodes.
  • Moved SSS, Volume and Alpha/Bump parameters into separate tabs.
  • Added tooltips to denoiser parameters.
  • Reduced message verbosity in system console during preview rendering.


Text version

  1. Download and unzip appleseed: https://appleseedhq.net/download.html
  2. Download blenderseed but don't unzip it.
  3. Start Blender, then FileUser Preferences.
  4. Click on Install Add-on from File...
  5. Locate the appleseed plugin (you can filter by Render in the category list on the left) and enable it.
  6. In the plugin settings, set appleseed Binary Directory to the bin folder of appleseed (e.g. C:\Program Files\appleseed\bin).
  7. Click Save User Settings and close the dialog.
  8. Choose appleseed in the rendering engine dropdown.

Video version

Short (2 minutes) user-contributed tutorial, click on the image to play on Vimeo:

blenderseed Installation Tutorial on Vimeo

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