I'm following a tutorial and I can´t go forward and finish the tutorial. My problem is that when i click on run script it gives me a problem saying "Python script fail, look in the console for now..."

I use the recent blender and blender 2.69 and both of them give an error.

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The problem is in the top red line. The tutorial I'm following is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jipaKhQWDeg Can't pass from the 15:00 minute.


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On Windows you can toggle the console windows using the Menu: Window / Toggle System Console

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh, it was referring to the System console, not the Python console. I guess that makes sense, though the error message is a bit confusing. $\endgroup$
    – jrh
    Mar 15, 2018 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ lmao I feel stupid, been wondering about this forever... $\endgroup$
    – Derek Eden
    Aug 24, 2022 at 4:39

You need to have the python console open to see the real python error. On Windows the console window opens separately when Blender launches. On OSX and Linux, you need to launch the blender.app file from the Terminal to have access to the separate python console window.


Sorry if this answer isn't quite to your question, but having to do with the subject:

If you are on a mac, here is something for you:

with my own "getting annoyed" experience and help from the idea of this guy (sambler) I made a simple app for the purpose of opening blender with terminal.

---Please try it, it is easy to install and super handy---

here is the application.
This is how you use it:

  1. Navigate yourself to blender.app with finder.

  2. Right click on blender and select "Show Package contents".

  3. Download the app using the link above and unzip it.

  4. Drag the app into blender's "Contents" folder.

  5. Drag the app to dock and open for the first time.

  6. (optional) Dance around the room and sing about how fortunate you are to have such an app.

please visit this post for source code and an image guide.

  • $\begingroup$ Just open a Terminal window and type /Applications/Blender/Blender.app/Contents/MacOS/Blender and hit return $\endgroup$
    – BjornW
    Apr 4, 2023 at 11:23

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