What I am trying to do
Trying to run python modules such as osgeo(GDAL), and others in blender. These modules have been installed on the system python environment using pip.
Things i have tried
Deleting blender python environment
Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding ImportError: No module named 'encoding'
Tried symlinking system python to replace blender python
Tried copying python libraries into blender libraries
Tried both python3.5 and python3.6 - i believe blender uses 3.6
Regardless of my attempts i get either the module cannot be found or python locale error
I am running CentOS 7. Blender 2.78c from binaries x64(blender.org).
What doesn't makes sense to me is when I install on ubuntu using ppa I don't have this issue. I am trying to avoid compiling from source if possible for reason i am not going to get into here.
Any help is appreciated.
Installing Pip into blender environment
Pip now working in blenders python environment. gdal fails to compile with gcc error importing Python.h
Successfully symlinked system python to blender python:
/usr/lib/blender/2.78/python/bin/python3.5m --> /usr/bin/python3.5m
Blender now runs off system python environment but still does not see gdal
If i run /usr/bin/python3.5m --> import osgeo : it works
If i run /usr/lib/blender/2.78/python/bin/python3.5m --> import osgeo : fails to import