Trying to get to grips with the abilities of blender when used purely as a python library (without any GUI interactions). (Forgive my lack of knowledge and misuse of words)
The code examples and documentation I am finding seem geared towards scripts to apply when content is already present within the blender GUI. (e.g. Extract sequence of frames from imported MP4 - scripted?)
Does an example exist in documentation for loading external files into a blender virtual stage? e.g. 1 picture node and 1 video node and (secondarily) exporting the rendered output (e.g. video with an image overlaid) as an image sequence.
I've been looking through https://www.blender.org/api/blender_python_api_2_72_release/info_quickstart.html and http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Py/Scripts but I haven't been able so far to find a good starting point for my knowledge level.