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24 Sep 2022 15:20:02 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Scripts for Controlling a Render Farm  
From: jr
Date: 30 Jan 2020 12:35:01
Message: <web.5e3313ad31cc7d4528c55bc90@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Steve Anger" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I've hit my first glitch in this process. Years ago I did something similar by
> having a script call povray.exe for each frame to render. povray.exe would not
> exit until the render of the frame was complete. After povray.exe returned the
> script could pick the next frame to render and continue. The current
> pvengine32/64.exe program runs asynchronously and returns immediately so the
> script can't tell when the render is finished. Also, once pvengine is open you
> can't call it again with another .ini file to start another frame.
>
> Any ideas?

on a *nix-like box, your script could, for instance, use 'ps' to see whether
POV-Ray is still running.  maybe the Windows Ubuntu sub-system thing provides
such tools?


regards, jr.


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