C++
Development Environment


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Introduction

This page provides information about the C++ development environments for Windows, MacOSX and Linux.


Windows Visual Studio Community 2019

Download link: Windows Visual Studio Community (VSC)

On Windows, when Cutter compiles and links it does so by referencing a Microsoft Visual Studio file named vcvars64.bat located in this directory,


C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build

The Cutter pref that must be set to point to the full path of vcvars64.bat file is shown below.



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Installing Windows Visual Studio Community 2019

Make sure the following options are selected.



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Cutter Preferences


Pixar Devkit

If the reader intends to develop plugins, such as Pattern shaders and Procedural Primitives, for Pixar's RenderMan the following prefs must be set.



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Arnold Devkit

If the reader intends to develop plugins, such as shaders, for Arnold the following prefs must be set.



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MacOSX

The easiest way of installing GNU C/C++ libraries and compiler is to install,
   Homebrew & FFMPEG
Installing ffmpeg is easy and as a "by-product" of it's installation you will get the components that will enable them to peform C/C++ developement

Alternatively, the reader can download and install Apples "XCode" - all 6GB of it!!

The prefs for MacOSX and Linux are already set.



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Linux

Linux has the GNU development tools preinstalled so their is nothing to set up because Cutter's prefs are pre-set with the correct paths and compilation flags.








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