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Old   November 11, 2019, 11:17
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Originally Posted by kalle View Post
For some time I have been working on writing two python plug-in scripts for Blender 3D. The two tools assists the user in creating the blockMeshDict and snappyHexMeshDict with associated files. The tools have no interdependencies, but the users may use SwiftBlock to create more advanced base meshes for snappyHexMesh than just a single block.

I have the hope that the tools are easy to use, but please read the short user guides before starting. If anyone encounters problems, please bring them up here on the forum.

The two tools are tested in Blender 2.6x (They may also work for 2.5x, but not older, as Blender has gone through major revisions) using Ubuntu Oneiric 64-bit and Windows XP. Precompiled (recommended) versions are available at

I encourage people to suggests improvements and make own versions. Based on Python 3.2, the scripts are very easy to understand and customise.

Hi Kalle I wanted to thank you so much for these SwiftBlock extensions for Blender because it allowed me to realize the geometry of the tunnel for my thesis work and it was a salvation. This extensions is really well done. Thanks again, best regards, Luca.
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Old   March 9, 2020, 05:25
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I moved SwiftBlock docs, they are now available at

Also, I've found out how to install VTK and Numba into Blender's Python environment, see docs for instructions. Disclaimer: I haven't tried out Numba in SwiftBlock yet, though. Reply here if it's not working.
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