In fact I want to pack many add-ons.

I was using some "standard" __init__.py check

but in reality this does not work, then I tried the example of wiki blender changing the deprecated import imp toof importlib import reload but this example does not work either!

I looked for some reference in manual but I do not get anything

also the CoDEManX code from link is not avalaible,... then ...

what is the current way of packaging multiple files?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean in 2.8. Pretty sure I read that bpy.utils.unregister_module(__name__) is getting ditched. As for how to handle multifile addons, blender ships with a number of them, checkout their source. Here's something I was looking at a while back to package addons gist.github.com/batFINGER/4eee7c1a03746c65f2611c70a9f2e2ba $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Nov 12 '17 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ @batFINGER thanks for sharing. But how use that with custom icons?... $\endgroup$
    – yhoyo
    Nov 12 '17 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ Please update the question to be either about "packed data" (i.e. images and other assets being packed inside the blend file) or about "multi-file packages" (i.e. Python packages that consist of a directory with multiple .py files in them). $\endgroup$
    – dr. Sybren
    Dec 31 '17 at 9:51

I made the example of wiki blender with a little change. It seems to work well.
Version 2.79

# To support reload properly, try to access a package var, 
# if it's there, reload everything
if "bpy" in locals():
    import importlib
    if 'simple_obj_import' in locals():
    if 'simple_obj_export' in locals():

import bpy
from bpy.props import *
#from io_utils import ExportHelper, ImportHelper
from bpy_extras.io_utils import ExportHelper, ImportHelper

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ thanks for answer. I didn't use that wiki. I will try. Can you extend the answer using custom icons? $\endgroup$
    – yhoyo
    Nov 12 '17 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ Be sure to also assign the returned value, so simple_obj_import = importlib.reload(simple_obj_import); without that you could still have a reference to the old import. $\endgroup$
    – dr. Sybren
    Dec 31 '17 at 9:50

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