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Jeremy Hill

Blender has certainly been mentioned to us quite a bit; being GPL it can be difficult to integrate a commercial renderer, but this is part of the reason it was important to have an open text-based format like BSA.

During early development I wrote a quick SketchUp exporter, so the other developers could more easily create scenes for themselves, and since BSA is just text, it was easy to do this in Ruby — just open a file and start writing, without needing to link any binary code. It would be similar using python in blender, with no possibility of raising GPL-related questions.

It would be more complicated to integrate into blender at runtime, though.