TimeMe – Add-on By Korchy
Have you ever worked as a freelancer and have been using software to count the time spent on some app, like for example Blender? In my case I used to work in a game company that used RescueTime to keep a record of your activities so you can know how much time you spent on each app, so you can improve your productivity.
Well this is not the case, but still find this interesting and usable to use with your work as a freelancer, since this keeps a record of the time spent in blender, so you can determine how much time you put in and in this way, declare good metrics about the project development.
From the author’s web page:
Add-on is open source. If you want to donate – you can buy the add-on for a convenient price, or set the price to 0 to download it for free.
The addon is useful for freelancers and other Blender users who need to know how much time the work on the current project takes.
The addon works in the background, counting the project developing time. It starts automatically with the project creating/opening. Counted time is saved to the current *.blend file.
Add-on counts 3 categories of project time:
- All the time, the project is opened
- Work time
- Render time
If you close your project without saving, you lose your time statistic for the unsaved period too.
“To Text” button creates the new text block in the TEXT_EDITOR with the current statistic.
“To Clipboard” button saves current statistic to the system clipboard.
“Reset” button resets counted time to 0.
When calculating the project work time, a slight damping is taken – 10 seconds will be additionally added to the fixed time, even if the user did not perform any actions during them.
Current version: 1.1.2
Location: “Properties” window – “Render” tab – “TimeMe” subtab
Tested with Blender versions: 2.79
- Download *.zip archive with add-on distributive.
- User Preferences — Add-ons — Install Add-on from File — specify downloaded archive.
Add-on code on GitHub
- Enable counting the mouse move event in work time category
- Work time damping added
- Added project name to statistic text
- Seconds accuracy enabled
- Added Copy to clipboard function
- Added Reset time function