Building the Manual

Converting the RST-files into pretty HTML pages is simple.

Open a terminal or Command Prompt in the ~/blender_docs directory and simply run:



On Microsoft Windows you can simply open the make.bat file to easily run the command without having to open the Command Prompt and typing commands.

This is the command you should use when building the docs, however, other commands are available by typing make help. This command will convert the RST-files into HTML pages and automatically open your default web browser to view the result. The command will continue to run and watch for changes made to the RST-files and refresh the HTML pages as necessary.


The converted pages can also be viewed manually by browsing the build directory: ~/blender_docs/build/html. For example to open the home page, open build/html/index.html to read the manual.

The building process may take several minutes the first time (or after any major changes), but for subsequent changes it should only take a few seconds.