I have become interested in running Blender from the command line (Windows) to make my workflow more efficient. I also want to be able to run it directly without pointing Windows to my directory each time. So I have tried adding it to my environmental variables, however despite adding the Blender .exe folder to my user and system variables: enter image description here

I still get "'blender' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." in the command prompt:

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Unfortunately all the documentation I can find on setting up a path to Blender in Windows are outdated, and even the official Blender guide just mentions it as a option without describe how to do it. I assume I am missing something basic here but for the life of me I cannot find it. Any help would be appreciated.

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Solved! Put the path here instead of making a new variable: enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Weren't you supposed to be pointing directly to the .exe? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 22:08

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Don’t create a new blender variable, add the blender folder to the variable PATH.

That’s how I do it, anyway.

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    $\begingroup$ Yes that worked perfectly. Thank you! I will put where I put the path in the original post so other users stumbling across this can see as well. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 6, 2021 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ @CarlChurchill good job. 😁 $\endgroup$
    – TheLabCat
    Commented Jul 6, 2021 at 13:46

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