Recheck Renderman for Blender Addon

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Bforartists Tracker

I had a look at it with earlier Bforartists versions already to get Renderman for Blender to work. And was not able to sort it. But now we have Blender 2.78 under the hood. So time to reinvestigate.

https://github.com/bsavery/PRMan-for-Blender/

https://renderman.pixar.com/view/renderman4blender

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Closed (won't fix)
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Normal
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Task
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Addons
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Created: 
Wed, 03/15/2017 - 18:08
Updated: 
Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:49

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Not a problem with Bforartists. It fails already in Blender. And so there is not this much to fix here Sad

My guess is that it requires Renderman to be installed already, with the right version.

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Status: Active » Closed (won't fix)
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I have just for the sake checked the code of the Renderman addon if it contains something that points towards a menu that doesn't exist anymore in Bforartists. But there is no such code. Means when it works in Blender then it should also work in Bforartists.

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Status: Closed (won't fix) » Active
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We need to get it to work in Blender first. Then let's have a look.

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Status: Active » Needs work
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Blender version is up and running. Now let's have a close look at the error message in Bforartists ...

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Status: Needs work » Active
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Here's the error message. Looks a bit different with Renderman installed.

TEXT_MT_text seems to be a menu. So let's fix this one first.

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Okay, this was indeed the issue with activation. Installs and activates fine now. And this even without changes at the addon. I've renamed the missing menu back to its original name.

This issue is fixed here: https://github.com/Bforartists/Bforartists/commit/718c29f16edaeb24c5b911...

But that's where the trouble really starts. There are two issues where we have to change the addon itself.

Renderman replaces the renderer panel. Including the dropdown box to switch the renderers. So you cannot switch back then.

And the more problematic issue: it crashes to desktop when rendering with Bforartists. Let's have a look at the error message ...

And the biggest problem with this is, even when i find the cause and fix it, i cannot maintain addons too. That's out of scope. We already spread much too thin.

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End of road. I get a blank Exception Access Violation. And that's nothing that i could fix.

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Status: Active » Closed (won't fix)