How can I access a custom property of an object from python, the suggestion Blender gives me if I pass the mouse over the custom properties named "prop",


get me this output in the console

>>> bpy.data.objects["Cube"].["prop"]
  File "<blender_console>", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

2 Answers 2


You just need to remove the dot, so the correct invocation is:


Python's subscription syntax doesn't use dot character.

Note: In Python terminology this is known as getitem rather then getattr access.


It is possible to store datablocks in "custom properties". I just did an experiment:

m = bpy.data.movieclips.load("bigbuckbunny.mp4")
bpy.context.scene["cliche free video"] = m

You can see it in the Scene tab of the Properties panel at the bottom. It appears to be preserved across a save/load cycle.

I'm not sure how many different datablocks support custom properties, but you might find one that is a better match than Scene (like an Object, or a Material).

I think you could even store an array of movieclips in there.


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