Oliver Weissbarth Software Developer, 3D-Graphics Enthusiast


Generate Books. Quick and easy.

BookGen is a free book-generation addon for the open-source 3D-package Blender. It allows you to fill shelves or create stacks of books – fast and easily.

BookGen 1.0.0 is only compatible with Blender versions higher than 2.80. An older version that is compatible with Blender 2.7x can be downloaded here: bookGen Blender 2.7x (54338 downloads)



  1. Download the .zip
  2. Open Blender, click on “Edit” and open the “Preferences”
  3. Switch to the addons-tab and click on “install from File”
  4. Choose the .zip and click “install”
  5. Now Activate it by clicking on the checkbox next to it. Done.


Getting started:

After you installed the Blender addon as described above you will find a new tab in the right hand sidebar of the 3D-Viewport.

You can define a new shelf by clicking on “Add shelf”. Now left click inside the 3D-View where you want your shelf to start, left click again to set the end point.

Books will automatically be generated to fill the selected shelf.

At any time the parameters of all shelfs can be adjusted by using the panels: “Properties”, “Leaning”, “Proportions” and “Details”.



At the top of the “Properties” panel you will find settings affecting all books:


In the “Leaning” panel you find settings to add books that have fallen over:


The “Proportions” panels contains settings to change the overall shape of your books:


The “Details” panel changes the smaller features of the generated books:


© Copyright Oliver Weissbarth 2014-2020. This addon is licensed under GPLv3.


If you do find any bugs please use the issue tracker, email me at mail@oweissbarth.de or use the contact form at www.oweissbarth.de/contact.