Refinery on Mac OS X

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For the OS X version of the Refinery you will find a Xcode project file to build an application bundle and an external framework. This allows you to have access to the bundled conditioners and even to easily create your own conditioner-plugins.

Dependencies

  • Get the latest Xcode Tools suite from here.
  • Collada141Dom.framework for Mac OS X
Go here for build-instructions on the OS X ColladaDom-Framework
  • JavaVM.framework
Shipped with OS X Tiger already, no need to install.

Building

Building the default target performs all necessary build-stages to bundle the Refinery-tool.

Those are:

  1. Compiling the Java-sources
  2. Creating the JNI Wrapper for the conditioner C++ interface.
  3. Creating the ColladaRefineryConditioner.framework which can be used for external conditioner-plugins.
  4. Compiling the default conditioners that are bundled with the Refinery
  5. Packaging the Java-Application into an Application bundle convenient for Mac OS X Tiger.

Note that using the Release-configuration all builds are Universal Binary for PPC- and Intel-architecture.

After building the default target, you end up with two important build-products:

  • Refinery Application Bundle
The Java-frame in a Mac-fashioned App-Bundle. Already includes the default conditioners that are shipped with the Refinery.
  • ColladaRefineryConditioner.framework
Interface to import conditioner-plugins that allows users to create their own conditioners. Each conditioner has to link against this library.

Installation

Copy

<COLLADA_REFINERY-directory>/projects/Xcode/build/Release/Collada Refinery.app

to your Applications-folder, and

<COLLADA_REFINERY-directory>/projects/Xcode/build/Release/ColladaRefineryConditioner.framework

to /Library/Frameworks.

User-Directories

All user-related data reside in

~/Library/Application Support/Collada Refinery

which is created on first launch of the Refinery.

In this location you will find preferences.xml, the Refinery-configuration file, and two subdirs:

directory for additional conditioner-plugins:

./conditioners

directory for user-created macro files:

./macros

Debugging

You can debug the Refinery out of Xcode, which might be useful for debugging your own conditioners as well. When running the Refinery from Xcode note that the ColladaRefineryConditioner.framework in Xcode's build-directory is used instead of the framework in /Library/Frameworks.

Example project

As a starting point you can use the following example project. You will find an already set up Xcode project file in

<MyConditioner-directory>/projects/Xcode/MyConditioner.xcodeproj

MyConditionerCore.cpp/.h are the only sourcefiles. The important steps to intialize your conditioners are commented and should give you an easy start for your conditioner.

To test your conditioner with the Refinery, copy

<MyConditioner-directory>/projects/Xcode/build/Release/libMyConditioner.dylib

to

~/Library/Application Support/Collada Refinery/conditioners

Screenshots