Serpens 3 - Visual Scripting Addon Creator

by Joshua Knauber in Scripts and Addons


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  • Robert Wesseling
    over 1 year ago

    Joshua is definitely a master in coding, and the addon is a masterpiece. But I guess I am the only one who doesn't like it despite that. So here is why it's not for me:

    - It leaves code you usually won't write. Most likely, it's because it's automated or "compiled" from nodes, and there is no other way.

    - While the naming of the nodes makes sense if you are familiar with coding, there is no documentation of the nodes. In comparison, there is loads of information on the internet books and courses about Blender API. So if you are not familiar with coding, the nodes won't make sense. You can ask for support and do trial and error, but there is no book/documentation/course like there is for Blender python/API. Support is fantastic, but I don't want to go to support for every little thing.

    So for me, it's simple: why not go straight and learn it the proper way. Otherwise, it's first learning Serpens, then learning how to code. You could think, "Serpens will teach you how to code," but I don't think so. You learn to ride a bike by riding a bike and coding by coding.

    I also tried Serpens two years ago, but the same experience now.
    I wrote more than six addons myself, two quite complex, so I should feel confident using Serpens, but it's not the case. Instead, it feels like randomly trying to connect nodes and hoping you got wiser. (Yes, there is the shift button to see the compatible nodes).

    Well, that's pure my experience and it looks like I am the only one, so big chance it might be the tool for you. Everyone is enthusiastic about it.

    • Joshua Knauber

      10 months ago

      Update: For Serpens 3 we now have documentation on the addon and every node (https://joshuaknauber.notion.site/Serpens-Documentation-d44c98df6af64d7c9a7925020af11233). There is still code that you wouldn't necessarily write. As you said this is because we're generating it. Serpens addons aren't meant to be edited after they are exported but this is a tradeoff that seems reasonable for the ease of use. Complex addons (multifile addons) still make more sense to develop manually as you just have more control this way. We had quite a few people that started to learn coding with Serpens, integrating scripts with nodes helps here too. If you prefer learning python on its own go for it, Serpens is just a tool to support making this easier.
  • Martin Brockelmann
    over 1 year ago

    Visual Scripting is always a good idea to get used to programming. Thank you for this useful and powerful tool.

  • Dave
    over 1 year ago

    Awesome addon and an awesomely helpful developer. They just spent a ludicrous amount of time helping me out.

  • han
    over 1 year ago

    Very cool! A necessary add-on!
    I'm happy with my purchase.
    It doesn't miss much, however a gizmo node operator would be really necessary.
    Please genius dev, just a gizmo node. :)
    Thanks for your work!

    • Joshua Knauber

      over 1 year ago

      Thanks! If you want to elaborate more on what you mean with the gizmo operator please message me or join the discord!
  • Tobin Loveday
    over 1 year ago

    Awesome Addon, It is very easy to create plugins without any programming knowledge, plus there is a very active and helpful Discord server!

  • YBouiss
    over 1 year ago

    If you are not a developer (like me) you can now make simply you addons to Blender to optimize your workflow. This tool it's a must have.

  • Josef Böhm
    over 1 year ago

    Best thing about this is support. Discort, Joshua and community are awesome.

  • Levente Magony
    over 1 year ago

    Serpens is such a great tool to speed up your workflow, to make Blender your own and it's even artist friendly. Thank you!

  • Georgian
    over 1 year ago

    From a long time, I decided to develop my own blender tool [ just for me - as a private work ] because I need few strange things. The implementation of Easybpy, really helped me in the decision of buying it.

  • Craig Horne
    over 1 year ago

    I have always wanted to add my most used keys and items into a panel and once tried to look at coding it and gaveup. Got this addon and boy is it so easy I know have my own side panel with my favourite items in buttons. Cant wait to get deeper into this but for the money if I did nothing else it was worth it.

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Sales 1900+
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Published over 2 years ago
Blender Version 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
License GPL
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