Installation on macOS
This guide covers the following topics:
This guide relies heavily on command-line tools. It assumes you are the least familiar with the macOS Terminal application.
Install those packages or make sure you have them in your system.
When using Homebrew, run the following commands in the terminal:
python3 -m ensurepip brew install git git-lfs git lfs install
Downloading the Repository
Simply check out the Blender Manual’s repository using:
cd ~ git clone https://projects.blender.org/blender/blender-manual.git
The repository will now be downloaded which may take a few minutes depending on your internet connection.
Setting up the Build Environment
Open a Terminal window.
blender-manualfolder which was just added by
Inside that folder is a file called
requirements.txtwhich contains a list of all the dependencies we need. To install these dependencies, we can use the
pip install -r requirements.txt
Every now and then you may want to make sure your dependencies are up to date using:
pip install -r requirements.txt --upgrade