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08 August 2012, 03:42 AM
I am new to developing plug-ins in C++ for Maya. I compiled a hello world plugin. There were no errors in the build, but when I try to load the plug-in in Maya, I get the following error:
// Error: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya2011/scripts/others/pluginWin.mel line 665: initializePlugin function could not be found in plug-in (helloWorld) //
I did define the initializePlugin function in my .cpp file as you can see here:
Any assistance would be appreciated! Iím running maya 2011 on windows vista x32 and I compiled from the Microsoft Visual C++ Express 2010 with the Microsoft SDK 7.1

08 August 2012, 07:35 AM
Did you add the /export:initializePlugin to your linker?
Anyhow, as I suggest here

don't use the wizard, find the manual steps and you'll have a better understanding of the process that would help you to solve these kind of problems.

08 August 2012, 07:40 AM

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