Steps to build Blender from scratch for each operating system.
Resolving Build Failures¶
Most building problems are not actually errors in Blender's source code, although you can never fully rule out that possibility. See troubleshooting page for possible causes and where to get help.
Blender uses the CMake build system.
For quick setup, the
make wrapper takes care of setting up CMake
automatically, and has quick commands for various tasks. It must be run
from the Blender repository root directory. The most important commands
make outputs the build and project files to to
../build_<platform>. The Blender executable will be located in
To change this location, see
make help or manually run
sure to generate the build files in a directory other than the source
Many CMake options can be set to customize the build. See Build Options for how to configure them.
Setup for Developers¶
For efficient development of the Blender C/C++ code, install and set up an Editor or IDE to navigate and edit the source code.
For efficient debugging and faster builds, see Build Options for Developers.
|Official Release Version
|Minimum Supported Version
|Windows Visual Studio: