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How to add externals to a standalone app?

Nov 20 2012 | 9:24 pm

Hi there,

I’m trying to build a standalone application and I’m having trouble with a couple of external objects. I’ve tried explicitly including them through the "Include file…" command in build window, but they still show up as greyed-out boxes in the exported application. The externals in question have the suffix .mxo.

Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong?



Nov 21 2012 | 9:48 am

I have this problem quite a lot. If you’re on OS X, try dropping the externals into ‘Contents’->’support’.

Nov 21 2012 | 5:37 pm

Thanks, Medd! Yeah, I’m on OS X.

Dropping the externals into ‘Contents’ > ‘support’ didn’t work, but putting them in

‘Contents’ > ‘support’ > ‘extensions’


Man, this tip should really be in the official docs…

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