[Bf-committers] Alembic support in Blender

Jeffrey italic.rendezvous at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 21:48:43 CET 2015

Sure thing. The packages I had to install I found through failed 
compiling attempts, so your required packages might vary.

Install glew-devel, libXmu-devel

Skip bootstrap.py and go straight into cmake-gui

Point ILM libs to /opt/lib/openexr/lib/...

Enable HDF5 and point HDF5_DIR to /usr/bin

Disable USE_PYALEMBIC or it will give you errors about missing pyilm 
(which I cannot build). If disabled, you do not need to specify the 
pyilm libs to build.

In the options, the only options I have selected are USE_HDF5, 
USE_LIB64, USE_STATIC_BOOST, USE_STATIC_HDF5 (a total of 4 options). You 
must use HDF5 or Blender's cmake configure will throw an error.


make install

On 03/08/2015 04:21 AM, Thomas Volkmann wrote:
> Hey Jeffrey,
> can you give a short overview how you managed to build Alembic on Fedora?
> That would be awesome!
> Thx,
> Thomas
> On 03/08/2015 07:06 AM, Jeffrey wrote:
>> I got Alembic building thanks to Martijn's fork on github and got
>> blender building with support. I've tested that it works within blender
>> and reads from stored caches. Where is the best place we can ask
>> questions or give feedback? Here or on the patch tracker?
>> On 03/05/2015 04:15 AM, Sergey Sharybin wrote:
>>> Just  quick update,
>>> Linux build environment should be now ready for alembic.
>>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:45 PM, Jeffrey<italic.rendezvous at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> Neither can I. For what it's worth, I have tried building from their
>>>> sources, which gives me a linking error, as well as with
>>>> install_deps.sh, which tells me "getopt: unrecognized option
>>>> --with-alembic" and --with-all does not download or build it.
>>>> Also Fedora 20 x64
>>>> On 03/03/2015 05:34 AM, Thomas Volkmann wrote:
>>>>> I guess I have to wait for the buildbot. I didn't manage to compile
>>>> Alembic on
>>>>> my system (Fedora20).
>>>>> Is there an estimated time when you want to set it up?
>>>>> thx,
>>>>> Thomas

Jeffrey "Italic_" Hoover

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