When I run pip install bpy I get this error:

Collecting bpy
  Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/18/40/f8166da0a9c7f33bd0a942e9b86e83bd9ab07d85aabff6ffb7e0b939c3cf/bpy-1.2.3.tar.gz
    Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tokenize.py", line 397, in find_cookie
        codec = lookup(encoding)
    LookupError: unknown encoding: future_fstrings

    During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tokenize.py", line 449, in open
        encoding, lines = detect_encoding(buffer.readline)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tokenize.py", line 436, in detect_encoding
        encoding = find_cookie(second)
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tokenize.py", line 405, in find_cookie
        raise SyntaxError(msg)
    SyntaxError: unknown encoding for '/tmp/pip-install-g68ruj02/bpy/setup.py': future_fstrings

Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in /tmp/pip-install-g68ruj02/bpy/

I am using Ubuntu by the way!


You are missing the future-fstrings package. I'm not sure why it doesn't install automatically but a simple pip install future-fstrings should solve this.

  • $\begingroup$ Man, you are awesome! $\endgroup$ – JavaRunner Mar 26 at 5:20

It seems as if you are not required to install bpy, because it is already part of Blender.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Yes, the bpy is a part of Blender. The standalone bpy package can be used for background rendering without having to install Blender. Please note that the package offered on through pip / pypi is an unofficial package created by Tyler Gubala. The instructions for building Blender as a Python module can be found in the wiki. The general instructions for building Blender can be found here. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Mar 13 '20 at 11:02
  • $\begingroup$ But this does not answer the question you've asked. And I have the same issue :) but don't want to install blender. $\endgroup$ – titus Jul 10 '20 at 23:16

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