The Add-ons section lets you manage secondary scripts, called “Add-ons” that extends Blender’s functionality. Most of the time you can get add-ons as part of the Extensions system.

In this section you can search, install, enable and disable Add-ons.


If the Add-on does not activate when enabled, check the Console window for any errors that may have occurred.

Filtering Add-ons

Enabled Add-ons Only

Shows only enabled add-ons for the current Category.

Add-on Tags

Add-ons are assigned categories by what areas of Blender they affect.

Add-on Settings

Refresh Local

Scan extension & legacy add-ons for changes to modules & meta-data (similar to restarting). Any issues are reported as warnings.

Install from Disk

Install an extension from a .zip package. This is installed to a Local Repository and no updates will be available.

This can also be used to install legacy Add-ons, for more information see: Installing Legacy Add-ons.

Enabling & Disabling Add-ons

To enable or disable an add-on check or uncheck the box to the right of the add-ons.

The add-on functionality should be immediately available.

Add-on Information

You can click the arrow at the left of the add-on box to see more information, such as its location, a description and a link to the documentation. Here you can also find a button to report a bug specific of this add-on.

Preferencias del Complemento

Algunos complementos pueden tener sus propias preferencias, que se pueden encontrar en la sección Preferencias del cuadro de información del complemento.

Algunos complementos usan esta sección, por ejemplo, para habilitar/deshabilitar ciertas funciones del complemento. A veces, estos pueden incluso estar desactivados por defecto. Por lo tanto, es importante verificar si el complemento habilitado tiene alguna preferencia particular.

Installing Legacy Add-ons

To install legacy add-ons, click the Install from Disk menu item and select the add-on’s .py file (if it has only one such file) or its .zip file.

The add-on will not be automatically enabled after installation; click the checkbox to do that.


Scans the Add-on Directory for new add-ons.


While this screen doesn’t allow installing a folder-based addon with loose .py files, you can still do so by adding it as a Script Directory:

  1. Cree un directorio vacío en una ubicación de su elección (por ejemplo, my_scripts).

  2. Agrega un subdirectorio bajo my_scripts llamado addons (debe tener este nombre para que Blender lo reconozca).

  3. Place your addon folder inside this addons folder.

  4. Abra la sección Rutas de Archivos de las Preferencias.

  5. Add a Script Directories entry pointing to your script folder (e.g. my_scripts).

  6. Guarde las preferencias y reinicie Blender para que reconozca la nueva ubicación del complemento.

The add-ons in this folder will automatically become available; all you need to do is enable them.