I'm trying to write a script which when run would ask the user for dimensions of different objects. But I came to know that the input and raw_input functions are not available in blender python api. Please help me out.


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No simply there is not... but I have made this solution for you, it creates a entire menu that pops up and ask the info(scale/name) for the cube to be added. Here is the code:

import bpy
import mathutils as math

# This class is the actual dialog that pops up to create the cube
class AddCubeDialogOperator(bpy.types.Operator):
    bl_idname = "object.add_cube_dialog"
    bl_label = "Add Cube"

    # Here you declare everything you want to show in the dialog 
    name = bpy.props.StringProperty(name = "Objects Name:", default = "Cube")
    scale = bpy.props.FloatVectorProperty(name = "Scale:", default = (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)) 

    # This is the method that is called when the ok button is pressed
    # which is what calls the AddCube() method 
    def execute(self, context):        
        AddCube(self.name, self.scale)
        self.report({'INFO'}, "Added Cube")
        return {'FINISHED'}

    # This is called when the operator is called, this "shows" the dialog 
    def invoke(self, context, event):
        wm = context.window_manager
        return wm.invoke_props_dialog(self)

# This method adds a cube to the current scene and then applys scale and
# name to the cube  
def AddCube(name, scale):
    bpy.context.scene.objects.active.name = name
    bpy.context.scene.objects.active.scale = scale

# Registers the cube dialog to blender so that it can be called 

# Calls the menu when the script is ran

I tried to comment everything to make you understand it all, just reply if you don't understand something. If you run this code you should get something like:

Blender pic 1 Blender pic 2

  • $\begingroup$ thank you @skylumz for creating this popop. After 3 years, is this still the only way to get user input? The input() isn't working yet. Can this be considered a bug? $\endgroup$
    – gianni
    Mar 4, 2021 at 10:23
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Recommend to start here: How to create a custom UI? @gianni $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Mar 4, 2021 at 10:24

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