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Pyblish by Example
Welcome to the Pyblish by Example tutorial.
- The basics of publishing in the production of film and games
- How to validate content
- How to guarantee valid content on export
- How to properly position and name content according to convention
- How to visualise the results of one or more publishes
- Developer and Artist communication through the UI
Pyblish is an open source, cross-platform framework for test-driven content creation.
Pyblish by Example is a hands-on introduction to Pyblish using short example programs written like a book - to be read from top to bottom.
If you haven't already, go ahead and install Pyblish.
$ pip install pyblish-base
Start by confirming to yourself that you are indeed using version 1.4+ of Pyblish.
>>> import pyblish
If not, see the top-left corner of this page for a dropdown of your version.
As you read through this guide it is recommended that you use the scripting API, accessible via
from pyblish import util
Should you happen to find errors or would like to contribute material to this guide, you can:
Have a look to the left for a table of contents, and below for related topics in the forums.
Note: The below content was written at various versions of Pyblish and may not include current best practices, but all remain forwards compatible with version 1.4.For example,
.set_data("key", "value")has been superseded by
.data["key"] = "value"but will still work with newer plug-ins.
2015-08-07 20:48- Updated This
2015-08-09 17:24- Updated This, with installation instructions
2015-08-10 09:00- Updated This
2015-08-18 07:22- Added "You will learn" to This
2015-10-19 14:38- Updated use of "Asset" to "Instance"
2015-11-19 09:07- Updated to pure-dict
2016-01-21 17:46- Transitioned to GitBooks, removed section about custom test and services.
2016-06-07 09:48- Defer use of GUI from guide.
2016-07-01 14:54- Link to installation guide on Forum
2016-08-03 10:40- Add intermediate and advanced links
2017-08-12 10:30- Removed deprecated dependency injection link