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blenderseed 2.0.0-beta

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This is a beta release of blenderseed, an appleseed plugin for Blender 2.79 and Blender 2.80.

blenderseed 2.0.0-beta embeds appleseed 2.1.0-beta. It contains everything that is needed and does not require any other download.

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.

Also, please note that the Blender 2.80 plugin is currently available for Windows only.

Contributing Authors:

  • François Beaune
  • João Marcos Mororo Costa
  • Herbert Crepaz
  • Jonathan Dent
  • Esteban Tovagliari

What's New

  • Native Cryptomatte integration (Blender 2.80 plugin only).
  • Stereoscopic camera support (Blender 2.80 plugin only).
  • OSL scripting node (Blender 2.80 plugin only).
  • Custom shader search paths can be set in the user preferences.
  • Fisheye lens support.
  • Lens shift support.
  • New UI for shading nodes. Parameters are now grouped by function and can optionally accept a texture input.

Other Additions

  • Mesh exporter code has been moved to C++, leading to a 10x improvement in speed.
  • Texture converter is friendlier (and doesn't rely on the maketx command line utility any longer).
  • Border rendering now works for all camera views, however real time updates in interactive mode do not occur yet.


  1. Download the blenderseed version that matches your Blender version and operating system.
  2. Start Blender, then FileUser Preferences.
  3. Click on Add-ons, then Install Add-on from File... and find the blenderseed archive that you downloaded in step 1.
  4. After the addon has installed, locate the appleseed plugin in your addon list (you can filter by Render in the category list on the left) and enable it.
  5. Click Save User Settings and close the dialog.
  6. Choose appleseed in the rendering engine dropdown.