A simple Blender addon that lets the user select cameras in the scene and instantly render a still image.

1. Installation

  1. Downloaded the latest zip through the Blender Market page. https://blendermarket.com/products/cytools

  2. Open Blender, go to Edit > Preference > Addons > Installl...

  3. Locate and select the downloaded Python script file and click Install Add-on

  4. In the Add-ons tab, search for "CY-Tools Viewpoints" in the search bar. Check the checkbox next to the addon's name to enable it.

2. Usage

Access the addon's panel:

  1. Open a 3D Viewport in Blender.

  2. In the 3D Viewport, locate the Tool Shelf on the right side.

  3. Look for the "CY-Tools" tab and click it to reveal the addon panel.

To add a camera to the list, click the "+" button on the right side of the camera list. A new entry will be created in the list.

Click on the new entry to reveal a dropdown menu of available cameras in your scene. Select the desired camera from the list.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add more cameras to the list as needed.

If you need to remove a camera from the list, select the camera entry in the list and click the "-" button on the right side of the camera list.

To render the selected viewpoints, click the "Render Viewpoints" button at the bottom of the panel.

The add-on will render each camera viewpoint individually and save the output images as PNG files in a folder named "Blender Viewpoints Exports" on your Desktop. The images will be named according to their corresponding camera names in the Blender scene.

3. Development considerations

This addon is still in development and interactions may occasionally not work as expected. Follow this addon on Blender Market to stay tuned regarding any updates. Future implementations include a setting to export an animation.

4. Author and License

Cy-Tools is a suite of Blender Addons created by @cyrusjameskhan and licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). See LICENSE for more information.

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