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From: FurBall
Subject: Multiple POV-Ray instances possible on Mac?
Date: 3 Nov 2006 14:05:00
Message: <web.454b4c2ec60c2e44f2985afc0@news.povray.org>
Is it possible to run multiple instances of POV-Ray on a Mac?
I haven't been able to find a setting for this.

Thanks for your time!!


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From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: Multiple POV-Ray instances possible on Mac?
Date: 3 Nov 2006 14:21:56
Message: <454b5084$1@news.povray.org>
FurBall wrote:
> Is it possible to run multiple instances of POV-Ray on a Mac?
> I haven't been able to find a setting for this.

Mac GUI applications cannot be run in multiple instances, that is a Windos
thing helping users to work around applications that cannot perform certain
tasks in parallel (the way POV-Ray for Windows uses it, as you can that way
have multiple renders running that way), or applications that are so
unstable you don't want them to run as a single instance (the way Internet
Explorer needs that feature ;-) ). You can make copies of POV-Ray and run
each of those on Macs if you want to have multiple parallel renders running.

	Thorsten


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From: FurBall
Subject: Re: Multiple POV-Ray instances possible on Mac?
Date: 3 Nov 2006 15:40:00
Message: <web.454b61b5a912f704f2985afc0@news.povray.org>
Thorsten Froehlich <thorsten [at] trfde> wrote:
> FurBall wrote:
> > Is it possible to run multiple instances of POV-Ray on a Mac?
> > I haven't been able to find a setting for this.
>
> Mac GUI applications cannot be run in multiple instances, that is a Windos
> thing helping users to work around applications that cannot perform certain
> tasks in parallel (the way POV-Ray for Windows uses it, as you can that way
> have multiple renders running that way), or applications that are so
> unstable you don't want them to run as a single instance (the way Internet
> Explorer needs that feature ;-) ). You can make copies of POV-Ray and run
> each of those on Macs if you want to have multiple parallel renders running.
>
>  Thorsten

Thanks for your advice!
I would never have tried that, but it works!
Thanks again!!


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From: scirender
Subject: Re: Multiple POV-Ray instances possible on Mac?
Date: 19 Nov 2010 03:35:01
Message: <web.4ce5efd8a912f704b9b7611c0@news.povray.org>
I've been pondering the same question myself, and have just found this thread-
the suggested solution does the job nicely!
 Most grateful for the advice, as it looks as though it'll cut the rendering
time for a 3D project quite significantly.
 Just doing some timing tests now- looking forward to seeing what the results
will be.


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