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From: Dick Balaska
Subject: How to turn off "render other file"?
Date: 18 Oct 2015 04:29:10
Message: <MPG.308cea0ea952107b989680@news.povray.org>
Ahoy,

So povwin has this cool feature whereby when I render a file, it asks 
"You rendered this other file before, do you want to do it again?".
I say yes and render away.  Now I *don't* want to render that other 
file, but rather render this one.  How do I turn off the magic "render 
other file" setting?

(This is my first post with MicroPlanet Gravity... good luck to me.)

dik


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: How to turn off "render other file"?
Date: 18 Oct 2015 09:31:03
Message: <562366d7$1@news.povray.org>
Am 18.10.2015 um 06:29 schrieb Dick Balaska:
> Ahoy,
> 
> So povwin has this cool feature whereby when I render a file, it asks 
> "You rendered this other file before, do you want to do it again?".

I guess you're talking about the dialog titled "Render Alternate File?"
that pops up when you try to render a file that's included in some other
file that you rendered earlier during this session.

> I say yes and render away.  Now I *don't* want to render that other 
> file, but rather render this one.

Uh... maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but why do you then respond with
"yes" in the first place?

> How do I turn off the magic "render 
> other file" setting?

AFAIK there is currently no switch that turns off this feature entirely.
You'll need to pick "No, Don't Ask Again [during this session]" if you
want to render a file that is included by another file you rendered
earlier, once per such file per session.

Note however that if you start the render via the "Edit Settings/Render"
dialog from the "Render" menu, the mechanism will be bypassed entirely,
always rendering the currently selected file with no questions asked. If
you need this frequently, you may want to memorize the corresponding
keyboard shortcut, which happens to be "Alt-R Alt-R Alt-R"


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From: Dick Balaska
Subject: Re: How to turn off "render other file"?
Date: 18 Oct 2015 10:26:20
Message: <MPG.308d3dc97bbbf0c7989681@news.povray.org>
In article <562366d7$1@news.povray.org>, ano### [at] anonymousorg says...
> 
> Am 18.10.2015 um 06:29 schrieb Dick Balaska:
> > Ahoy,
> > 
> > So povwin has this cool feature whereby when I render a file, it asks 
> > "You rendered this other file before, do you want to do it again?".
> 
> I guess you're talking about the dialog titled "Render Alternate File?"
> that pops up when you try to render a file that's included in some other
> file that you rendered earlier during this session.

yes.

> > I say yes and render away.  Now I *don't* want to render that other 
> > file, but rather render this one.
> 
> Uh... maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but why do you then respond with
> "yes" in the first place?

Because the "other" file is the main scene, and it is neat to be able to 
work on this object while rendering the whole scene.  But now, oops, I 
need to focus on just this object again.
> 
> > How do I turn off the magic "render 
> > other file" setting?
> 
> AFAIK there is currently no switch that turns off this feature entirely.
> You'll need to pick "No, Don't Ask Again [during this session]" if you
> want to render a file that is included by another file you rendered
> earlier, once per such file per session.

nah, I don't want to pick "No".  I have found the easiest/only way to 
turn off "render other" is to exit povwin and come right back in.  I'm 
exactly where I left off, except that switch is cleared.
> 
> Note however that if you start the render via the "Edit Settings/Render"
> dialog from the "Render" menu, the mechanism will be bypassed entirely,
> always rendering the currently selected file with no questions asked. If
> you need this frequently, you may want to memorize the corresponding
> keyboard shortcut, which happens to be "Alt-R Alt-R Alt-R"

Alt-R Alt-R Alt-R could come in handy. Thanks for the tip.

danke
dik

(BTW, I have 4 linux boxes running in my newly reconstructed renderfarm.  
No windows boxes :(  http://www.buckosoft.com/bsac/ )


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: How to turn off "render other file"?
Date: 25 Oct 2015 01:16:44
Message: <562c2d7c@news.povray.org>
On 18.10.2015 11:31, clipka wrote:

> AFAIK there is currently no switch that turns off this feature entirely.
> You'll need to pick "No, Don't Ask Again [during this session]" if you
> want to render a file that is included by another file you rendered
> earlier, once per such file per session.

I think the main question is whether there is any way to reset the
state after replying with "don't ask again" (apart from restarting).
Typically in user interface design these types of "show next time"
queries are only convenience shortcuts to settings that are also
accessible via some other means (preferences etc).

In this case it is a bit more involved as the setting is stored
by file (similar to e.g. how browsers store security exceptions per
URL and display them in a list). That may be overkill here but at
least a way to reset / clear all of the mappings would be nice.


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