I'm trying to compile assimp for use in Visual Studio Express 2013 on Windows 8 and I'm having trouble getting CMake to build the project.
I attempted to follow this video, however because of updates to CMake (which I've never used before) on assimp itself, I'm unable to create the make file. I downloaded the source only file from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/assimp/files/assimp-3.0/ and since the generator in CMake complained I hadn't set any compilers and didn't give me anywhere to set them and the only compliers I know are on my machine are in VS Express, I chose the generator for that instead. I then got a few errors about DirectX 9, which dissapeared once I disabled BUILD_ASSIMP_TOOLS and errors about boost being missing which dissapeared once I downloaded that or enabled the workaround option. After generating the files, the make file wasn't included, so I was unable to start the project.
After that, I just tried to upgrade the VC9 solution that was included with the source code, and that didn't work because it always wanted to build the tools version and had undefined variables anyway.
I finally considered downloading assimp-sdk-3.0-setup.exe and using either the dll or the libraries, but I'm not used to setting those up other than for DirectX, which I can't remember if it just hooks everything up itself when installed or what to do otherwise.
I ultimately don't mind how I get it working as long as I can incorporate the model loading functionality into the project I've set up. Has anyone gotten this working with Visual Studio Express 2013 on Windows 8 who can let me know a simple way of doing so?
Sorry if I'm not supposed to embed the youtube video. I didn't know how to prevent it.