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Questions pertaining to using Blender from the command line or using Blender's console window.

The Console Window, also called a Terminal, is an operating system text window that displays messages about Blender’s operations, status, and internal errors.

When Blender is manually started from a terminal, Blender output is shown in the Console Window it is started from.

Use Cases:

  • For rendering animation.

  • For automation and batch processing which require launching Blender with different arguments.

  • For Python development, to see the output of the print() function.

  • If Blender exits unexpectedly, the messages may indicate the cause or error.

  • When troubleshooting, to see the output of --debug messages.

See: Launching from the Command Line for specific instructions on launching Blender from the command line.