Couldn't find main entry point (Mac)

Explorer ,
Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021

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Hi Folks,

 

I'm developing an AE effects plugin on the Mac. It's been working on my machine for weeks, but today I gave it to a coworker for the first time. He dragged it into his Plug-ins folder, launched AE, and then got this message: "Couldn't find main entry point."

 

I see this question has been asked be several people over the years. I tried all of their assorted solutions, but none of them seem to work. My coworker and I are running the same version of AE, same Mac OS version, and we have the plugin installed in the same location. It's a simple plugin that doesn't use any 3rd party libraries or frameworks.

 

Can you think of anything I might be doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Explorer , Apr 17, 2021 Apr 17, 2021
I found the solution. I needed to enable code signing in the project settings. I also submitted the plugin for notarization to Apple. That fixed it.

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Apr 17, 2021 Apr 17, 2021

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I am not sure about how to install your developing plug-in. Would you reset the After Effects preferences of the Mac which encounters the error message?

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I found the solution. I needed to enable code signing in the project settings. I also submitted the plugin for notarization to Apple. That fixed it.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Can you please explain how you got the plugin notorized? Did you convert it to a intaller package (pkg)? Or a zip file? Or a dmg? It would be a real big help.

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