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       blender - a 3D modelling and rendering package


       blender [args ...] [file] [args ...]


       blender is a 3D modelling and rendering package. Originating as the in-house software of a
       high quality animation studio, Blender has proven to be an extremely  fast  and  versatile
       design  instrument.  The  software has a personal touch, offering a unique approach to the
       world of Three Dimensions.

       Use Blender to create TV commercials, to make technical visualizations, business graphics,
       to  create  content  for  games,  or design user interfaces. You can easy build and manage
       complex environments. The renderer is versatile and extremely fast.  All  basic  animation
       principles (curves & keys) are well implemented.


       Color  management:  using fallback mode for management Blender 2.76 (sub 0) Usage: blender
       [args ...] [file] [args ...]

   Render Options:
       -b or --background
              Run in background (often used for UI-less rendering)

       -a or --render-anim
              Render frames from start to end (inclusive)

       -S or --scene <name>
              Set the active scene <name> for rendering

       -f or --render-frame <frame>
              Render frame <frame> and save it.
              +<frame> start frame relative, -<frame> end frame relative.

       -s or --frame-start <frame>
              Set start to frame <frame> (use before the -a argument)

       -e or --frame-end <frame>
              Set end to frame <frame> (use before the -a argument)

       -j or --frame-jump <frames>
              Set number of frames to step forward after each rendered frame

       -o or --render-output <path>
              Set the render path and file name.
              Use '//' at the start of the path to render relative to the blend file.

              The '#' characters are replaced by the  frame  number,  and  used  to  define  zero
              * 'ani_##_test.png' becomes 'ani_01_test.png'
              * 'test-######.png' becomes 'test-000001.png'

              When the filename does not contain '#', The suffix '####' is added to the filename.

              The frame number will be added at the end of the filename, eg:
              # blender -b foobar.blend -o //render_ -F PNG -x 1 -a

       -E or --engine <engine>
              Specify the render engine
              use -E help to list available engines

       -t or --threads <threads>
              Use amount of <threads> for rendering and other operations
              [1-64], 0 for systems processor count.

   Format Options:
       -F or --render-format <format>
              Set the render format, Valid options are...
              (formats that can be compiled into blender, not available on all systems)

       -x or --use-extension <bool>
              Set option to add the file extension to the end of the file

   Animation Playback Options:
       -a or --render-anim
              Render frames from start to end (inclusive)

   Window Options:
       -w or --window-border
              Force opening with borders (default)

       -W or --window-borderless
              Force opening without borders

       -p or --window-geometry <sx> <sy> <w> <h>
              Open with lower left corner at <sx>, <sy> and width and height as <w>, <h>

       -con or --start-console
              Start with the console window open (ignored if -b is set), (Windows only)

              Do not use native pixel size, for high resolution displays (MacBook 'Retina')

   Game Engine Specific Options:
       -g Game Engine specific options
              -g fixedtime    Run on 50 hertz without dropping frames
              -g vertexarrays    Use Vertex Arrays for rendering (usually faster)
              -g nomipmap    No Texture Mipmapping
              -g linearmipmap    Linear Texture Mipmapping instead of Nearest (default)

   Python Options:
       -y or --enable-autoexec
              Enable automatic Python script execution

       -Y or --disable-autoexec
              Disable  automatic Python script execution (pydrivers & startup scripts), (compiled
              as non-standard default)

       -P or --python <filename>
              Run the given Python script file

       --python-text <name>
              Run the given Python script text block

       --python-expr <expression>
              Run the given expression as a Python script

              Run blender with an interactive console

              Comma separated list of addons (no spaces)

   Debug Options:
       -d or --debug
              Turn debugging on

              * Enables memory error detection
              * Disables mouse grab (to interact with a debugger in some cases)
              * Keeps Python's 'sys.stdin' rather than setting it to None

       --debug-value <value>
              Set debug value of <value> on startup

              Enable debug messages for the event system

              Enable debug messages from FFmpeg library

              Enable debug messages for event handling

              Enable debug messages from libmv library

              Enable debug messages from Cycles

              Enable fully guarded memory allocation and debugging

              Enable time profiling for background jobs.

              Enable debug messages for Python

              Enable debug messages from dependency graph

              Switch dependency graph to a single threaded evaluation

              Enable GPU memory stats in status bar

              Enable debug messages for the window manager, also prints every operator call

              Enable all debug messages (excludes libmv)

              Enable floating point exceptions

              Disable the crash handler

   Misc Options:
              Skip reading the "startup.blend" in the users home directory

              Set the BLENDER_SYSTEM_DATAFILES environment variable

              Set the BLENDER_SYSTEM_SCRIPTS environment variable

              Set the BLENDER_SYSTEM_PYTHON environment variable

              Disable joystick support

              Disable GLSL shading

              Force sound system to None

              Force sound system to a specific device
              NULL SDL OPENAL JACK

       -h or --help
              Print this help text and exit

       -v or --version
              Print Blender version and exit

              Ends option processing, following arguments passed unchanged. Access  via  Python's

   Other Options:
              Print this help text and exit (windows only)

              Disable the abort handler

       -a <options> <file(s)>
              Playback <file(s)>, only operates this way when not running in background.
                -p <sx> <sy>  Open with lower left corner at <sx>, <sy>
                -m    Read from disk (Don't buffer)
                -f <fps> <fps-base>    Specify FPS to start with
                -j <frame>  Set frame step to <frame>
                -s <frame>  Play from <frame>
                -e <frame>  Play until <frame>

              Enable debug/profiling messages from Freestyle rendering

              Enable gpu debug context and information for OpenGL 4.3+.

              Use new dependency graph

       --verbose <verbose>
              Set logging verbosity level.

              Register .blend extension, then exit (Windows only)

              Silently register .blend extension, then exit (Windows only)

   Experimental features:
              Use new dependency graph

   Argument Parsing:
        Arguments must be separated by white space, eg:
         # blender -ba test.blend
         ...will ignore the 'a'
         # blender -b test.blend -f8
         ...will ignore '8' because there is no space between the '-f' and the frame value

   Argument Order:
        Arguments are executed in the order they are given. eg:
         # blender --background test.blend --render-frame 1 --render-output '/tmp'
         ...will  not  render to '/tmp' because '--render-frame 1' renders before the output path
       is set
         # blender --background --render-output /tmp test.blend --render-frame 1
         ...will not render to '/tmp' because loading the blend file overwrites the render output
       that was set
         # blender --background test.blend --render-output /tmp --render-frame 1 as expected.


         $BLENDER_USER_CONFIG      Directory for user configuration files.
         $BLENDER_USER_SCRIPTS     Directory for user scripts.
         $BLENDER_SYSTEM_SCRIPTS   Directory for system wide scripts.
         $BLENDER_USER_DATAFILES   Directory for user data files (icons, translations, ..).
         $BLENDER_SYSTEM_DATAFILES Directory for system wide data files.
         $BLENDER_SYSTEM_PYTHON    Directory for system python libraries.
         $TMP or $TMPDIR           Store temporary files here.
         $PYTHONHOME               Path to the python directory, eg. /usr/lib/python.




       This  manpage  was  written  for  a  Debian GNU/Linux system by Daniel Mester <mester@uni-> and updated  by  Cyril  Brulebois  <>  and  Dan
       Eicher <>.

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