The professional grade, battle tested and feature filled Alembic suite.
You can download the latest binaries from the main Exocortex Crate product page:
The pre-compiled binaries support the following:
This software is open source software. Please consult LICENSE.txt for details.
We use automatically generated projects from a canonical set of CMakeList files. Thus to create the project files for your platform you will have to install CMake.
In order to build on Windows platforms, you will require the correct Microsoft C++ for the plugins you require. If you want to build all that are available, you will require both Microsoft Visual C++ 2008, 2010 and 2012. To compile 3DS Max you must include the MFC libraries when installing MVC++ or your compile will fail.
On Linux, only the standard Gnu tool chain (gcc, gmake) and cmake is required. For maximum compatibility, it is recommended that you compile on Fedora 9 or Fedora 14 (as appropriate) no matter what other operating system you are using in production.
To build the plugins you will require the external libraries. They are specified programatically in the CMake file. They usually follow the form:
This external library set will have to be downloaded and un-7z'ed beside the ExocortexCrate repository, like this:
You can find its path when you run CMake, if it doesn't exist, it will tell you the URL where you can download it.
Install Cmake and then go into the build folder and run the appropriate batch file:
cd _build build-vs2008_x64.bat # for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 build-vs2010_x64.bat # for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 build-vs2012_x64.bat # for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 build-UnixDebug.sh # for Linux, Fedora 9 and Fedora 14 build-UnixRelease.sh # for linux, Fedora 9 and Fedora 14
The build process will automatically make a deployment. That deployment is located here: