Building on Windows

windows-8Building on Windows

 

Step 1. In the CMake GUI, with the source code path still pointing out the source code of SOFA, set the variable SOFA_EXTERNAL_DIRECTORIES to the path of your SoftRobots plugin (and SoftRobots.Inverse if needed).

Step 2. Finally, you can start the compilation. If you are using VS, go into the build directory and open the solution. If you don’t want to build SOFA in debug mode, do not forget to change the option on top of the VS window.

Step 3. You can now test the plugin by using

cd YOUR_BUILD_DIR/bin
runSofa PATH_TO_SOFA/applications/plugins/SoftRobots/docs/examples/AN_EXAMPLE 
runSofa PATH_TO_SOFA/applications/plugins/SoftRobots/docs/tutorials/AN_EXAMPLE

or/and

cd YOUR_BUILD_DIR/bin 
runSofa PATH_TO_SOFA/applications-dev/plugins/SoftRobots.Inverse/docs/examples/AN_EXAMPLE

NB: Most of the examples provided in the SoftRobots and SoftRobots.Inverse plugins require the SofaPython or SofaPython3 plugins.
The runSofa application has a plugin manager. If you want a plugin library to be loaded by the application you have two options:

  1. Add to your scene a “RequiredPlugin” component (see the modeler application for more information, or the examples provided in the plugin)
  2. Manually add it using the “Edit/plugin manager” of the runSofa application

 

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