I am running ubuntu 20.04. I am trying to run the plugin demo that ships with tracktion engine. When I click the plugins button it brings up an empty plugin list. I have a juce VST3 example plugin (just shows hello world in a window, it was the CMake plugin example from here) in ~/.vst3/ and ~/.vst/ but it doesnt seem to be finding any.
Additionally, I thought I would try loading this same vst in tracktion waveform but when it scans the juce example it gives an error:
" Note: the following files appeared to be plugin files, but failed to load correctly." and then it lists the .so file for the plugin.
The example plugin itself is located at ~/.vst3/Example.vst3/Contents/x86_64-linux/Example.so. I used the copy step feature to copy the plugin to this location with this directory structure.
This example plugin loads fine in Reaper. I also ran it in the juce audio plugin host and it worked there as well.
I tried digging through the plugin manager code in tracktion_engine but couldnt find any paths or anything in the scanning code. Where would I find that sort of thing? Is the tracktion engine plugin example even supposed to find external plugins? Also why cant waveform load this plugin?