Compiling LuxCore

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Windows

See the Readme file here: https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/WindowsCompile

Linux

Static link environment

First Run

# Download Static compilation scripts
git clone https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/LinuxCompile.git
cd LinuxCompile

# Download LuxCore sources
git clone https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/LuxCore.git

# Start build script, pass the path to the LuxCore sources as first argument
# This will take a very long time on the first run because it needs to compile all dependencies
./build-64-sse2 LuxCore

To test LuxCoreUI, you can now start it:

cd LuxCore
./bin/luxcoreui ./scenes/luxball/luxball-hdr.cfg

Updating

To update to the latest sources, use standard git commands:

cd LuxCore
git pull
# Go back to LinuxCompile folder and compile
cd ..
./build-64-sse2 LuxCore 5

Recompiling

In case you update the LuxCore repository (by using git pull), re-run the last stage (5) of the build script:

./build-64-sse2 LuxCore 5

In case you edit any source files and want to recompile quickly, go to the LuxCore sources directory and run make:

cd LuxCore
make -j8

(-j<n> specifies number of threads for the compilation process)

The compiled binaries are in LuxCore/bin/, the compiled libraries (e.g. pyluxcore.so) are in LuxCore/lib/

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Dynamic linking)

# Install deps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git cmake g++ flex bison libbz2-dev libopenimageio-dev libtiff5-dev libpng12-dev libgtk-3-dev libopenexr-dev libgl1-mesa-dev python3-dev python3-pip

# Compile Boost
wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.56.0/boost_1_56_0.tar.gz
tar zxvf boost_1_56_0.tar.gz
cd boost_1_56_0
./bootstrap.sh --with-python=/usr/bin/python3
./b2 -j 8 install --prefix=`pwd`/../boost_1_56_0-bin
cd ..
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/boost_1_56_0-bin/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# Install Embree
wget https://github.com/embree/embree/releases/download/v2.17.1/embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux.tar.gz
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# Install Pillow
sudo pip3 install pillow

# Compile LuxCore
git clone https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/LuxCore.git
cd LuxCore
cmake -D BOOST_SEARCH_PATH=`pwd`/../boost_1_56_0-bin -D EMBREE_SEARCH_PATH=`pwd`/../embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux -DPYTHON_LIBRARY=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython3.4m.so -DPYTHON_INCLUDE_DIR=/usr/include/python3.4m -DPYTHON_INCLUDE_DIR2=/usr/include/python3.4m .
make -j 8

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Dynamic linking)

# Install deps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git cmake g++ flex bison libbz2-dev libopenimageio-dev libtiff5-dev libpng12-dev libgtk-3-dev libopenexr-dev libgl1-mesa-dev python3-dev python3-pip libboost-all-dev

# Install Embree
wget https://github.com/embree/embree/releases/download/v2.17.1/embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux.tar.gz
tar zxvf embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux.tar.gz
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd`/embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# Install Pillow
sudo pip3 install pillow

# To have Python v3.x in pyluxcore.so
sudo rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_python.so
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_python-py35.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_python.so

# Compile LuxCore
git clone https://github.com/LuxCoreRender/LuxCore.git
cd LuxCore
export CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu
cmake -D EMBREE_SEARCH_PATH=`pwd`/../embree-2.17.1.x86_64.linux -DPYTHON_LIBRARY=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpython3.5m.so -DPYTHON_INCLUDE_DIR=/usr/include/python3.5m .
make -j 8

NOTE: Default Boost version in Ubuntu 16.04LTS is v1.58. Any serialization related feature will not work with standard version v1.56.

Contributing

If you want to contribute to LuxCore development or just submit a quick patch, the easiest way to start is to fork the repository on github.
You can then edit your fork, commit your changes and send us a pull request.
If you continue to contribute, we will eventually give you direct access to the repositories.