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From: Peter
Subject: Starting POV-Ray Miniized - POV-Ray 3.6 Windows Edition
Date: 26 Jul 2013 18:30:01
Message: <web.51f2c0097a388d5faf3d580b0@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


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From: Alain
Subject: Re: Starting POV-Ray Miniized - POV-Ray 3.6 Windows Edition
Date: 28 Jul 2013 21:07:23
Message: <51f5880b$1@news.povray.org>
Le 13-07-26 14:29, Peter a écrit :
> 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.



Alain


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From: Peter
Subject: Re: Starting POV-Ray Miniized - POV-Ray 3.6 Windows Edition
Date: 29 Jul 2013 15:40:01
Message: <web.51f6880684f413bfaf3d580b0@news.povray.org>
Alain,

  I have done the -d option in my batch file method as it is closing a starting
a new POV-Ray window for eatch POV file to be rendered. However, I am trying the
animation feature now (your second suggestion in my other post).

Thans for all of your help (in this and other post)

Peter

Alain <kua### [at] videotronca> wrote:
> Le 13-07-26 14:29, Peter a écrit :
> > 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.
>
>
>
> Alain


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