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Mastering Blender, 2nd Edition by Tony Mullen

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Chapter 16

Python Power in the Blender Game Engine

As you saw in Chapter 14, “Creating Assets for the Blender Game Engine,” the Blender Game Engine (BGE) is a powerful tool for 3D interactive content creation and visualization. The logic brick system enables artists to quickly set up interactive logic without the need for programming knowledge. Nevertheless, the logic brick system has its limitations. When the logic becomes moderately complex, the stacks of connected blocks can become difficult to read and debug. External data cannot be accessed by logic bricks, and many commands do not have logic brick equivalents. Fortunately, Python can also be incorporated into your game engine creations, greatly expanding the possibilities of what you can ...

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