Python 3 Error

This article explains what to do if you encounter an error about the Python3 command needing developer tools when starting up KeyShot


When starting up KeyShot if you get an error about Python3 command needing developers tools. You can either install the tools by downloading them or you can turn off the option to use local Python 3 on your computer.


Environment Details

  • KeyShot
    • Any Version 


To Disable Python on your local machine go to the KeyShot preferences, then go to the General tab, scroll down to Scripting and uncheck Use local Python paths. 

To get to preferences you can go to  Windows Edit > Preferences Macintosh KeyShot > Preferences