Sublime TextIt's relatively easy to remember the structure of the BPY API with sufficient practice. After plenty of enthusiastic hours experimenting with BPY eventually it didn't matter what program I wrote python scripts in. Some I wrote in the blender Text Editor, others in notepad++ or IDLE, and lately I've come to appreciate SublimeText2.
SublimeText has a nice API for writing plugins, and over the last 24 hours i've written 3 small plugins in an attempt to keep the python fu from getting much weaker from lack of practice.
- selected text to gist
- stringify typed words (avoids manually placing string quotes)
- point default browser at selected word or url
Blender Text EditorI wrote most of these as Blender plugins for the Text Editor (link old post) a while back. Recently the blender Text Editor got updated with a form of autocomplete (ctrl+space after a dot) - while not as magnificent as intellisense-auto-suggest it's still great if you know what you're doing.
A small roundup of current features of the editor:
- duplicate line
- shift lines up/down
- auto complete
- line ruler (for 80 char mark)
- syntax highlighted
- search selected (bpy docs / blenderscripting / stack overflow / python docs )
- eval current selection
- download gist by id
- upload gist as anonymous user
- active text to syntax highlighted 2d (can be modified to 3d) Text Objects