Installation on an Apple Mac

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RUNNING FLUID DESIGNER FOR 3D PRINTING ON AN APPLE MAC

Download and unzip the file FD3DPrinting.zip. This should contain the following files:

2.74/scripts/modules/fd.py
2.74/scripts/startup/fluid-ui/space-fluid-info.py
2.74/scripts/startup/fluid-operators/fd_startup.blend
2.74/scripts/startup/fluid-operators/fd_userpref.blend
these need to be copied across to replace the existing files on your system
there is also a complete folder:
2.74/scripts/addons/grouplib/Groups
there are many file here so copy the entire folder

N.B. Backup the original files before copying the above files.

TO DISPLAY BLENDER FILES IN THE FILE BROWSER WINDOW

After you have copied the above files onto your machine go to File and select to Load Fluid Designer Defaults, then Exit the application and Start it again to see the asset libraries on the left hand side of the interface. If the files are not displayed click the Group Library button in the File Browser window and then select File, Save Startup File and then OK to update the startup file with the new list.

DISPLAYING BLENDER FILES IN THE FILE BROWSER WINDOW IN ADDITION TO THE *.png IMAGES

If you have a problem when copying the files listed above and you still can’t see Blender files in the File Browser window you need to edit the file fd.py which is in the folder ###/2.74/scripts/modules/. There is a copy of this file in the folder created when opening FD3DPrinting.zip – this file is for Windows and may/may not work on the Apple. Backup the original file on your hard drive first before you edit/change it. When editing it you MUST use an editor suitable for editing code files and not a word processor or text editor that uses font/style formatting. When I googled this TextWrangler was recommend.

modifying_fd_py