Block building application
BlockBuilder is an open-source Python application to build, edit and visualize user-created sets of blocks (or voxels). The software is lightweight and highly configurable and there is a particular emphasis on robustness and performance. The user interface is built to be modern, minimalist and intuitive.
To install the latest stable version of BlockBuilder, you can use
pip in a terminal:
pip install -U blockbuilder
To create an environment with BlockBuilder installed, you can use
conda in a terminal:
conda env create -f environment.yml
This should create a new environment called
PySide2 are supported, BlockBuilder does not install
Python bindings for Qt by default. At least one of these two packages should be installed
but this choice is made by the user. Take a look at the dependencies section
to see the tested versions.
Get the latest code
The latest changes are available here.
To install the latest version of the code using
pip, open a terminal and type:
pip install -U https://github.com/GuillaumeFavelier/blockbuilder/archive/master.zip
To get the latest code using
git, open a terminal and type:
git clone git://github.com/GuillaumeFavelier/blockbuilder.git
To launch BlockBuilder once it is installed, it is as easy as using:
Or from the source code using the standard starting script:
More details about the features are available in the Wiki.
The minimum required dependencies to run BlockBuilder are:
- PyQt5>=5.14.2 or PySide2>=5.14.2
Many of the icons used in this project come from material.io
BlockBuilder is BSD-licenced (3 clause):
BSD 3-Clause License Copyright (c) 2020, Guillaume Favelier All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. 3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
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