Can t install matchbox shaders python issue

Hi happy flamers…

I can t install the matchbox shader collection anymore on my machine. I think this happened after updating the OS because i already installed the shaders for an older flame version on this machine some time ago. Terminal now saying “env: python: No such file or directory”

I am on an intel iMac OSX Monterey 12.4. Found some help on the internet that I should try this:

“sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/python”

but then I get the error message:

“ln: /usr/bin/python: Operation not permitted”

Any idea or advise how to fix this?

Hey Norman! :slight_smile:

I think that’s because Apple stopped shipping Python with OSX in latest versions.
You can verify this by running this in a terminal:

python --version && which python


python3 --version && which python3

If that doesn’t return anything, you need to either install python (e.g. with homebrew) or change the install script to use the python versions, that ships with Flame.

Hi Claus!

I checked this first:

root@ber-mac01s-iMac ~ # whereis python3

python3: /usr/bin/python3

So python3 is on my machine.

Hey norman,

did you found a solution for that issue ?


@Hicka and @norman : If you use the Logic Portal within Flame and the matchbox tab - use “/opt/Autodesk/presets/2023/matchbox/shaders” as the requested installation path and install. That is all. Of course “2023” is the version you need to consider for your machine.

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