Hi guys, long time listener, first time caller.
Does anyone know of a simple example for compiling in the PIPL stuff for an After Effects plugin but via the command line? I'm able to get the SDK_Noise example to compile with XCode, but I need to get the commands running via a command line because my codebase uses makefiles.
I tried running XCode in the command line version, but there are several steps where *magic happens* that I need to figure out. The build steps create the .o files and the .rsrc file. But how do you package them together? XCode somehow creates a directory called SDK_Noise.plugin, runs Rez and ResMerger a few times, and then does a Touch and the SDK_Noise.plugin directory somehow transforms into a plugin that After Effects can see. Is there anyone that knows how to actually run that build step via command line?
Ok, now I get it. SDL_Noise.plugin is actually just a directory--Finder just like to pretend that it's a file. So to create a proper plugin from the command line you have to build the binary (SDK_Noise in this case), the resource file (SDK_Noise.rsrc), and the plist (info.plist) and put them in the right place in the directory structure. Then you get a proper, packaged plugin file. Funny how you spend a day or two staring at a problem, and as soon as you post it on a public forum you realize how obvious the solution is. (-: