POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.animations : Scripts for Controlling a Render Farm : Re: Scripts for Controlling a Render Farm Server Time
26 Feb 2024 04:55:17 EST (-0500)
  Re: Scripts for Controlling a Render Farm  
From: Steve Anger
Date: 30 Jan 2020 12:55:00
Message: <web.5e33183731cc7d453774b87b0@news.povray.org>
"jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> 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.

Unfortunately the pvengine never terminates unless the user manually close it.

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