I have made a script to generate a game asset in one click ( http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?383624-Dark-Blender-(Official-Thread)-optimized-for-sculpting-and-game-asset-creation ). My script save the textures by doing a render and import them with the .0001 number meaning frame 1. If the frame is changed my script is unable to find the texture.0001 so i want to set at the beginning of my Python script the frame to 1.


you can set the current frame like this :

bpy.context.scene.frame_current = 1


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    $\begingroup$ frame_current should only really be used as a read-only property. See: blender.stackexchange.com/a/6510/241 $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Jun 10 '16 at 23:35
  • $\begingroup$ I'm getting "python script fail" when i try this. DO i need write something else in my script? $\endgroup$ – Ivan Kartofanov Dec 4 '17 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ @IvanKartofanov You need to import the bpy module. Just insert the line import bpy as the first line of the script. $\endgroup$ – Leander Feb 21 '18 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ in Blender 2.83, this freezes the application, it crashes and shuts down. $\endgroup$ – Mark Jun 27 '20 at 15:08

(For Blender 2.83+) In order to advance to the next frame, get the frame you're on currently and add one to it. Set that using frame_set:

currentFrame = bpy.data.scenes['Scene'].frame_current
bpy.data.scenes['Scene'].frame_set(currentFrame + 1)

Otherwise replace currentFrame + 1 with the frame number you want:


This assumes you're in the default scene, 'Scene'. In 2.83...


...still works for whatever scene you happen to be in.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the answer. Could you explain what this does and add more details to your question. Don't just post some random code snippet, explain what it does. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jan 3 at 4:12
  • $\begingroup$ @DuarteFarrajotaRamos thanks, edited to add clarity and context $\endgroup$ – Jason Rayner Jan 3 at 4:24

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