POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.windows : Starting POV-Ray Miniized - POV-Ray 3.6 Windows Edition : Re: Starting POV-Ray Miniized - POV-Ray 3.6 Windows Edition Server Time
23 Jan 2022 19:53:47 EST (-0500)
  Re: Starting POV-Ray Miniized - POV-Ray 3.6 Windows Edition  
From: Alain
Date: 28 Jul 2013 17:07:23
Message: <51f5880b$1@news.povray.org>

> Hi, I am running a sequence of pov files from the command line using a batch
> file and I'm trying to determine if there is a way to get pov-ray to start
> minimized (or even better in the system tray). Looking for either a command line
> argument or switch OR a way to specify this in the ini file. Things work fine as
> they are, but with each frame only taking a few seconds to render I have windows
> opening and closing like crazy and since the animation is 20500 frames (and I
> have 16 animations!) I was looking for an easy way to start minimized (to avoid
> the constantly popping up windows).
> Thanks in advance,
> Peter

Render with the -d option. This will suppress the render window for the 
entire animation.
Now, simply start your animation and minimise the main window.

Not that you won't be able to make the render window visible to check 
the progress. You'll need to use any external image viewer.


Post a reply to this message

Copyright 2003-2021 Persistence of Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd.