How to run appleseed on macOS?


Please read the above post.

debugging the appleseed.cli I get this:

(gdb) run
Starting program: /Applications/appleseed/bin/appleseed.cli
[New Thread 0x1403 of process 45596]
warning: unhandled dyld version (15)
[Inferior 1 (process 45596) exited normally]


Actually, on macOS you need to have a recent Python 2.7 installed and a PYTHONHOME environment variable pointing to it. This is a requirement of in release 1.8.0-beta. This requirement will be removed in the next version (we will bundle Python 2.x on all platforms including macOS).


I just downloaded appleseed 1.80 beta and attempted to install it on my Mac Pro running High Sierra 10.13.1, using ./ as instructed on the web page as well as ./appleseed-studio and ./appleseed.cli --system and got illegal instruction: 4 as well - do you have any suggestions on something else I can try? In the bin folder there is an ‘appleseed-studio’ file, but no ‘’ file?


Sorry to hear that @Geoff_Brandenburg.

We plan to release a new macOS build of appleseed without the SSE 4.2 requirement. Unfortunately this is a staggering amount of work and we haven’t had the time to do it yet. We will keep you guys posted here about our progress.

On macOS, is renamed to appleseed-studio to avoid confusing the Finder and to allow double-clicking on the file.


I am currently getting this error as well. Is there a version that currently works with High Sierra Mac Pro Late 2013, 3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5, 32 GB 1866 MHz DDR3, AMD FirePro D700 6144 MB. Like an older version?


Hi @Scorysto, I’m afraid not… Building anything on macOS is a pain, and we haven’t come around to rebuild everything without SSE4.2 yet…