Installing InstaLOD for Blender is a quick and easy process that can be completed in less than five minutes. For more information on InstaLOD for Blender please navigate to the full Getting Started guide.
Download the latest version of InstaLOD for Blender from your InstaLOD Cloud account and follow the steps below:
To install InstaLOD for Blender:
Preferences and select the
Install and choose the zip file containing InstaLOD for Blender
Note: Do not unzip the add-on prior to installation with this method.
Blender will copy the add-on into the correct folder automatically. Alternatively, a manual installation can be done by copying the
instalod folder into your Blender user addons foler.
For Windows: normally found at
For macOS: normally found at
InstaLOD for Blender uses InstaLOD Pipeline as its processing backbone. Please note that InstaLOD Pipeline does not require installation. Simply download the latest version of InstaLOD Pipeline from your InstaLOD Cloud account and store it in a safe location (e.g. in your documents). When booting InstaLOD for Blender for the first time, you will be required to specify the location of the InstaLOD Pipeline folder.
ATTENTION: Please note that no additional license entitlements are required for InstaLOD for Blender to successfully utilize InstaLOD Pipeline. You will simply not be able to use InstaLOD Pipeline separately for batch processing via e.g. the command line.
To open the InstaLOD window go to the preferences panel and select
Add-ons. Inside the add-ons, panel search for InstaLOD and enable it. InstaLOD for Blender will now spawn inside the viewport in the properties panel (default keyboard shortcut N).
If you want to automatically initialize InstaLOD whenever Blender starts, go to the menu entry
Save Startup File.
On the first start of InstaLOD, it is necessary to point InstaLOD for Blender to the installation directory of InstaLOD Pipeline. Click the folder button, browse to the InstaLOD Pipeline installation directory on your workstation, and click Accept without choosing any file within the folder.
If your machine has already been authorized for InstaLOD you can start using InstaLOD for Blender without further action.
If your machine has not yet been authorized, you will be required to enter your license information in the dialog box to authorize your workstation.
Please refer to the InstaLOD Pipeline documentation for an overview of all features.