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
"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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