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Python Scripting - Add-on Creation [Insta-Mist]


Darkfall writes:

In this video we will be creating a new add-on which will help speed up our workflow when working with Mist.

As Artists, we often repeat the same process over and over (such as adding mist) and though it's not a complex task, it is rather time consuming. With the help of a little python code we can take the hassle out of adding Mist.

I wanted to show how easy it was to create a simple Add-on that speeds up the process quickly. Each of us use Blender for different reasons but it's always a good idea to improve your workflow by creating personalized tools like the Insta-Mist.

Not only will we enable the Mist Pass, Enable the Viewport Display in the camera settings, adding the Mist Options to our newly created panel but we will also arrange the compositor for this whole effect to work. So the next time we want to add Mist to our Renders we can simply press a button and let the add-on do the hard work for us.

We will only need a Panel and an Operator, though to make it look better, I later added a sub panel (if you want to know how to add a sub panel be sure to check out our scripting playlist).

If you want to download the Starting Template script or the finished Add-on you can download them for free (links in blog post).

I hope you find this tool and/or video helpful and as always, Thanks for watching!

About Author

John Brook

I make Youtube tutorials for blender Users. From CG and VFX to Animations, Shorts and Asset Creation. I upload tutorials once a week along with any assets we create for you to use in your own projects.

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