# Fspy add-on not installing

I am continuously trying to install FSPY, but according to the instructions on the Github, it is clearly mentioned that not to unzip it.

I tried it to import it as File>Import>fspy, but there is no option for FSPY... I also tried to install the zip file from Blender(Install Addon)

Then how can I install it?
Any advice will be really appreciated!

I had the wrong file downloaded from Github, I was suppose to download the lastest version(5.2 KB).

• Apologies for confusion re screenshot comment. Suggest in future posting the link to the addon source in question. IMO no need for screenshot proof of missing menu item. If your question is in regards to 2.8 or prior, for the time being might pay to flag in title. – batFINGER Feb 2 '19 at 8:16
• Apologies my side too..✌ – Yash Feb 2 '19 at 8:32

You need to install the addon first.

For 2.79 Go to File > User Preferences > Add-ons and click the button in my screenshot and point the dialog box to the .zip file

For 2.8 Go to Edit > Preferences > Add-ons and click the same button and point the dialog box to the .zip file

EDIT: Then make sure the addon is enabled like so:

Then you can go to File > Import and you should be able to import your desired file type.

• I didn't understand that how to point the dialog box to the zip file – Yash Feb 1 '19 at 15:53
• Once you click "Install Addon from File" you will be able to navigate you your .zip file, once you do that the add-on will be installed. – Facity Feb 1 '19 at 15:56
• I already did that, then to add-on is not showing in the list.. – Yash Feb 1 '19 at 15:57
• Apologies, I for some reason assumed you had installed addons before, so missed a step. I have edited my answer for you. – Facity Feb 1 '19 at 16:00
• No you are getting it wrong, I had installed add-on previously like BLAM, it installed without any problems and it was by this method only to install it from blender itself but this(fspy) isn't installling, it may be installing but is not showing in the list to enable it.. – Yash Feb 1 '19 at 16:06

3. Open Blender > Preferences > Add-ons > Install Add-on > Select the downloaded 'FSpy-Blender-1.0.2.zip'

4. Enable the add-on

5. Open the FSpy Windows client and Open a reference image. (tweak the perspective as necessary)

6. Save the "tweaked" image as .fspy"

7. Import the .fspy image and you're good to go

I think that some of the confusion with installing the FSPY in Blender 2.8 is that at least for Safari users, the downloaded zipped files automatically get unzipped if they are deemed safe in Safari by default. You will need to turn that functionality off. Go to Safari Preferences > General > and uncheck Open "Safe Files" after download. Blender is looking for the unzipped file.

I did this, then downloaded the file, and it installed in Blender 2.8 no problem. Hope this helps.

-Todd

• Actually, I hope that no one is using safari anymore :P – brockmann Feb 18 '19 at 13:57

if you want to run fspy on LINUX you need to download this link https://github.com/stuffmatic/fSpy/releases/download/v1.0.3/fspy-1.0.3-x86_64.AppImage and then open "downloads" or folder what you select to download and click right on file named fspy.Then go to "properties" then "permisions" and click on "is executable".

I also downloaded this icon file file: https://fspy.io and click right on the logo and click "save image as" and select folder.Then click right on file named fspy.Then go to "general" then file type options and click on the icon image and browse the icon.