POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.windows : Rendering 20500 POV Files : Re: Rendering 20500 POV Files Server Time
8 Dec 2022 07:57:17 EST (-0500)
  Re: Rendering 20500 POV Files  
From: Stephen
Date: 26 Jul 2013 17:21:48
Message: <51f2e86c$1@news.povray.org>
On 26/07/2013 8:51 PM, Peter wrote:
> I'll update my file and give it a try. I have gotten a batch file working, but
> the way its set up right now I have POV ray opening, rendering a scene (~1.7
> seconds) and closing... then repeating over and over and over again.... besides
> the risk of epileptic seizure, it would obviously be faster to either keep one
> POV ray open and one after another pass the 20501 files through to be rendered
> or to have pov-ray start minimized... at least that way the render time would be
> decreased and I wouldn't have windows flashing every 1-2 seconds!

There is a better way than running the files sequentially. You can use 
the animation feature. Here is a snipit of code from an ini file.

Input_File_Name = animate_.pov
Output_File_Name = animate_
Initial_Frame = 0
Final_Frame = 999999
Subset_Start_Frame = 0
Subset_End_Frame = 20501

  /* I like to use an underscore between the name and the numbers for 
readability. */

"Input_File_Name" calls your PovRay master file (which #includes your 
series of pov files"

"Output_File_Name" is the base name of the rendered files.

"Initial_Frame": Your start frame number. (Keep it 0)

"Final_Frame" : Any number bigger than your largest frame number.

"Subset_Start_Frame": Where you want to start rendering from.

"Subset_End_Frame": Where you want to stop rendering.

You don't need to use an ini file. You can use command line options.

This method works for me.


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