Does Blender 2.8 have default Progress Bar in GUI (not in console) to show exporting progress for my exporter plugin (something similar to DrawProgressBar from Blender.Window in Blender 2.49) ? Thanks

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    $\begingroup$ What have you tried so far? This seems like a "How do I" with very little research $\endgroup$ – Moog Oct 17 '19 at 8:54
  • $\begingroup$ I've tried 'context.window_manager' and ProgressReport, but both are just for console output, so no GUI progress bar during export. $\endgroup$ – Karen Akhumyan Oct 18 '19 at 13:28

This is all I've found so far:

import bpy

win = bpy.context.window_manager

win.progress_begin(0, 100)

for i in range(1,100) :



According to the source code this was intended to be a real progress bar, but that was back in 2013, unfirtunately it seems to have fallen into obscurity.

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  • $\begingroup$ I've tried this too, but it doesn't show any GUI progress bar. The 3dsmax and Maya have built-in GUI progress bar, I believe the Blender also had one before version 2.5. $\endgroup$ – Karen Akhumyan Oct 18 '19 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ It will show the little black square with the progress counter. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Oct 18 '19 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, with a number and disappears when you move the cursor :). Useless. $\endgroup$ – Karen Akhumyan Oct 18 '19 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ According to the blender source this was intended to be more that a "useless" cursor. See source commit developer.blender.org/… $\endgroup$ – Moog Oct 18 '19 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for details. According to 'progress_update' body it only updates the cursor :), 115: WM_cursor_time(wm->winactive, val); $\endgroup$ – Karen Akhumyan Oct 21 '19 at 7:58

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