I launched Blender in a Subprocess using

blenderPath = "C:/Program Files/..."
subprocess.Popen([blenderPath, "-r", "Subprocess.blend"])

and want to execute a Blender python script now in this subprocess. Example:


How can i import execute this script?


1 Answer 1


Invoke blender with the --help option to get all available options.

In your case you might simply use the --python option to load a script. Note: The order of the arguments are given in is important.

.\blender.exe Subprocess.blend --python your_script.py


subprocess.Popen([blenderPath, , "Subprocess.blend", "--python", "your_script.py"])

This way the blended is loaded first and then the python script is executed.

Blender 2.78 (sub 0)
Usage: blender [args ...] [file] [args ...]

-P or --python 
    Run the given Python script file

    Run the given Python script text block

    Run the given expression as a Python script

Argument Parsing:
    Arguments must be separated by white space, eg:
    # blender -ba test.blend
    ...will ignore the 'a'
    # blender -b test.blend -f8
    ...will ignore '8' because there is no space between the '-f' and the frame value

Argument Order:
    Arguments are executed in the order they are given. eg:
    # blender --background test.blend --render-frame 1 --render-output '/tmp'
    ...will not render to '/tmp' because '--render-frame 1' renders before the output path is set
    # blender --background --render-output /tmp test.blend --render-frame 1
    ...will not render to '/tmp' because loading the blend-file overwrites the render output that was set
    # blender --background test.blend --render-output /tmp --render-frame 1
    ...works as expected.

By the way, I think you don't need the -r option.

    Silently register blend-file extension, then exit (Windows only)
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot. Is there a way to not load the Blender GUI when opening? $\endgroup$
    – froggyman
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 6:21
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ -b or --background (it's the very first option when running blender --help) $\endgroup$
    – Greg Zaal
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 7:27

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