Blender Add-on Cookbook

A cookbook for Blender add-on developers who want to go one step further and want to add a professional touch to their Python scripts or want to add functionality that isn't so straight forward to implement. More
Available ebook formats: epub
About Michel Anders

Although a Blender user for over ten years, I have to admit that I am an enthusiastic but (very) mediocre artist at best. I discovered however that I really enjoyed helping people out with programming related questions and a couple of years ago when Packt Publishing was looking for authors on the BlenderArtists/Python forum I stepped in.

So far this has resulted in several books in print:

Blender 2.49 Scripting, ISBN 9781849510400
Published by Packt Publishing in April 2010.

Python 3 Web Development, ISBN 9781849513746
Published by Packt Publishing in May 2011.

Recently I switched to self publishing and my third book: 'Open Shading Language for Blender', distributed by Smashwords, was the first result.

My latest book is called 'Creating add-ons for Blender'

I maintain a blog on Blender related things, 'Small Blender Things' ( and I keep an eye on the coding forums at where you can also contact me via private message if you like, my nickname there is 'varkenvarken'.

Recently I started offering some Blender add-ons on BlenderMarket, the first one called WeightLifter, a vertex group tool.

I live in a small converted farm in the southeast of the Netherlands where we raise goats for a hobby. We also keep a few chickens and the general management of the farm is left to our cats. This arrangement leaves me with with enough time to write the occasional book.

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