How to buy paid add-ons in Blender Market

Blender’s functions can be extended by installing free or paid add-ons. This article explains how to install paid add-ons from a website called Blender Market.

Various add-ons

Various add-ons

What is Blender Market?

Blender Market is a site for selling paid add-ons and paid assets for Blender, run by CG Cookie.

Blender Market site is here.

Blender Market

Blender Market

There is a Twitter account, and various add-ons are introduced.

https://twitter.com/blendermarket?s=20

How to purchase at Blender Market

Create an account

To purchase in Blender Market, you need to create an account. Click “Signup” in the upper right corner of the screen.

Signup

Signup

When the “Create an account” page appears, enter your name, username, email address, and password (at least 6 characters).

Check the top two checkboxes, and click “Sign Up”.

Create an account screen

Create an account screen

You will be taken to the top page, and if your name appears in the upper right corner of the screen, you have successfully created an account.

Your name is displayed in the upper right corner.

Your name is displayed in the upper right corner.

Purchase an add-on

Go to the page of the add-on you want to purchase, check the description to see if it is compatible with the version of Blender you are using, and then click “Purchase”.

Click Purchase

Click Purchase

If you want to start the purchase process right away, click “View Cart”.

Added to cart!

Added to cart!

When the cart appears, check the contents and click “Continue to Checkout”.

Shopping Cart screen

Shopping Cart screen

The Checking Out page will be displayed.

Checking Out page

Checking Out page

If you are paying by credit card, enter your card number and click “Complete Order”.

To pay by credit card

To pay by credit card

To pay by PayPal, click the “PayPal” button.

To pay by PayPal

To pay by PayPal

When the payment is complete, you will be redirected to the following screen.

You have made a purchase

You have made a purchase

Click on the zip file name displayed to download it.

You can also view the list of add-ons you have purchased so far by clicking on your name in the upper right corner of the screen and clicking on “Orders. From here, you can re-download or view your receipts.

Click on "Orders"

Click on “Orders”


Orders screen

Orders screen

Install to Blender

The structure of the downloaded file differs depending on the add-on, but the basic flow of installation is the same.

Click “Edit” and then “Preferences”.

Preference

Preference

When the Blender Preferences screen is displayed, click “Install” from the “Add-ons” tab.

Click "Install"

Click “Install”

When the file view appears, select the zip file you just downloaded and click “Install Add-on”.

Select the zip file

Select the zip file

When Module Installed is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen, the installation has been successful.

Successful installation

Successful installation

Return to the Preferences screen, and check the checkbox to the left of the add-on name displayed to activate the add-on.

Activate the add-on

Activate the add-on

That’s it, you are done. Once installed, there is no need to install it again when creating a new file.

Installing paid add-ons will make Blender easier to use. Please give it a try.

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