This plugin does not work with 2.57 use 2.56 , code update coming soon .
Updated version of the gcode script from http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6103
I have taken MR's instruction and converted this to a menu item.
With the plugin installed there is now a File | import | gcode item.
This brings up a file browser. So there is no more messy text editing.
This will continue to be available at
I'm looking into parsing skeinforge comments , and dealing with 5D and stringy bits.
blender gcode reader
reads reprap gcode files into blender 2.5 for rendering and visualization
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User Preferences CTL-ALT-U
Select The Add-Ons Tab
Press the Install Add-On Button ( down the bottom )
install file io_import_gcode.py you just downloaded.
the add on then needs to be activated.
find it in the list ( search for gc ) and select the tick box on the right hand side.
If you want to keep it click to Save As Default
Now there should be a menu item of
Reprap GCode (.gcode)
Select a file , watch the console for progress.
Bask in the glory of your awesome small plastic thing.