Lately, I have been utilizing Blender, but it appears that certain mistakes are solely displayed in the console. When I start Blender manually through PowerShell, it operates correctly and I am able to access the error messages. Nonetheless, I want to modify my shortcut to execute this task for me.
In essence, my objective is to launch any command in PowerShell through a shortcut. I have attempted entering these commands in the “Target” section, but with no favorable outcome:
powershell "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe" powershell Invoke-Expression "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe" Invoke-Expression "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe"
The initial two actions result in the brief display of a black command window that disappears immediately, and when I click “Apply”, Powershell is substituted with
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe. I’ve decided to include the shortened version here.
As for the third action, it generates an error message that states “The name ‘Invoke-Expression’ specified in the Target box is not valid.”
Therefore, I attempted to add “
-NoExit -Command:” to the command:
powershell -NoExit -Command "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe"
A window emerges containing the statement “C:\Program: The term ‘C:\Program’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.” It’s odd that it becomes stuck at the space despite enclosing the path in quotes. I also attempted to use a pair of single quotes, but the issue persisted:
powershell -NoExit -Command '"C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe"' powershell -NoExit -Command "'C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe'"
Instead of executing the desired command, this only produces a PowerShell window that launches to a command prompt and prints out the command:
C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe PS C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender>
What is the method for executing a command or program in PowerShell using a shortcut?
Blender is a powerful 3D creation software that can be used for a variety of purposes such as animation, video game design, and architectural visualization. However, when using Blender, certain errors are only displayed in the console. This can be frustrating as it requires manually launching Blender through PowerShell to access error messages. In this blog post, we will explore how to modify the PowerShell shortcut for Blender to launch any command in PowerShell through a shortcut.
Step 1: Creating a New Shortcut
To modify the PowerShell shortcut for Blender, we first need to create a new shortcut. Right-click on the desktop and select “New” followed by “Shortcut”. In the “Type the location of the item” field, enter the following command:
powershell.exe -noexit -command "& 'C:Program FilesBlender FoundationBlenderblender.exe' $args"
Click “Next” and give the shortcut a name, such as “Blender Console”. Click “Finish” to create the new shortcut.
Step 2: Modifying the Shortcut Properties
Next, we need to modify the properties of the newly created shortcut. Right-click on the shortcut and select “Properties”. In the “Target” field, add the following command at the end:
This command will prevent the console window from appearing when launching Blender through the shortcut. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.
Step 3: Using the Modified Shortcut
To use the modified shortcut, simply double-click on it. This will launch Blender through PowerShell, allowing access to error messages in the console. If you need to run any additional commands in PowerShell, simply type them into the console window.
Step 4: Customizing the Shortcut
The modified shortcut can be customized to suit your specific needs. For example, if you want to launch Blender with a specific file, you can add the file path to the end of the command in the “Target” field. You can also add additional commands to the end of the shortcut command to execute them automatically when launching Blender.
Step 5: Troubleshooting
If you encounter any issues when using the modified shortcut, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try. First, make sure that the file path to Blender is correct in the shortcut command. If the file path is incorrect, Blender will not launch properly. Second, make sure that you have the latest version of PowerShell installed on your computer. Older versions may not support certain commands used in the shortcut. Finally, try launching Blender manually through PowerShell to see if any error messages appear. If error messages appear when launching Blender manually, they should also appear when using the modified shortcut.
In conclusion, modifying the PowerShell shortcut for Blender can be a useful tool for accessing error messages in the console. By creating a new shortcut and modifying its properties, you can launch any command in PowerShell through a shortcut. This can save time and frustration when working with Blender, allowing you to quickly access error messages and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
To run a command or executable in PowerShell from a shortcut, you can use the following format in the “Target” field of the shortcut properties:
powershell.exe -Command "& 'C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe'"
This will run the
blender.exe executable in a PowerShell window.
-Commandflag is used to specify the command to run in PowerShell.
&operator is used to invoke the command.
- The path to the executable should be enclosed in single quotes.
Alternatively, you can also use the
Start-Process cmdlet to start the executable, like this:
powershell.exe -Command "Start-Process 'C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe'"
This will also run the
blender.exe executable in a PowerShell window.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
The subsequent code structure can be used:
powershell Start-Process 'C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\blender.exe'
The Start-Process command runs an application and returns the process object. It provides the ability to manage file action and control the environment where the program runs. Additionally, you can wait for the process to finish and receive notifications when it exits.
To enable PowerShell to use the console for output, append the parameter “-NoNewWindow” to the Start-Process call. This parameter means that the new process begins in the current console window. By default, PowerShell opens a new window.