Install FUSEE


Step-by-step installation instructions

NOTE: Developing FUSEE Apps is currently only supported on Windows operating systems.


Before following the FUSEE installation instructions on this page, make sure all Necessary Tools are installed.

Installation

  • Download the latest FUSEE Release from the FUSEE GitHub Repository.

  • Copy or move the downloaded Fusee_v0.6.1.exe to a convenient place on your hard drive. This will become the home of your FUSEE installation.

IMPORTANT: On some systems, the executable file is blocked and it may fail to run. Before double-clicking it, unblock the file Fusee_v0.6.1.exe.

  • Double-click on the executable file. This will extract its contents into a Fusee folder below the folder where the executable file is placed.

  • In the newly extracted Fusee folder,

    • either start SetupPerUser.bat if you want to register the FUSEE installation only for the current user. This is the only option to install FUSEE without Administrator privileges. You can simply double-click on SetupPerUser.bat.

    • or start SetupMachineWide.bat. This will perform the necessary FUSEE registration steps to enable all users on a machine to use the FUSEE installation. You need to start the command with Administrator privileges, otherwise the installation will fail. To start the machine-wide-installation, right-click on SetupMachineWide.bat and select “Start as administrator” from the context-menu.

Enable the FUSEE Export Add-On within Blender

If a Blender installation exists at a typical installation path (e.g. “C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation...“) one of the Setup... commands in the previous step already copied the FUSEE Blender Add-on to a directory recognized by Blender on start up. Still, the Add-on needs to be activated inside Blender:

  1. Open Blender
  2. Open the User Preferences window (“File → User Preferences” or Ctrl+Alt+U)
  3. Open the Add-ons Tab
  4. Under Supported Level activate Testing (The FUSEE Blender Add-on is still experimental).
  5. As a result, the Export Add-on should show up as Import-Export: .fus format. If the Add-on does not appear in the list, the Blender Add-on installation part of the setup process failed.
  6. Activate the Add-on by checking the check-box.
  7. Save User Settings and close the User Preferences window.
  8. Blender’s File->Export menu should now contain the FUS (.fus) option capable of writing FUSEE’s .fus file format for 3D Assets.

Screen Cast: Enable the FUSEE Export Add-On within Blender.

Enable FUSEE Blender Add-On