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23 Jun 2021 04:36:40 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Version 3.8: Input_File_Name - where has it gone?  
From: jr
Date: 9 Dec 2019 17:05:02
Message: <web.5deec4d1cce2d5dfeeb22ff0@news.povray.org>
hi,

"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> > if you use sections in the ini, you'll have to use quotes:
> >   $ povray 'myini[hires]'
>
> ...
>
> Well... huh.

:-)

> Learned something new.   I don't really use ini files except for animations so,
> ....

without ini files we'd have to (ab)use 'Makefile's.  :-)  I use them mostly for
animations too, but (now) find it convenient, when "developing" a scene, to have
an ini with an unnamed section, with the "lo" quality settings for quick render,
and a named section with settings for "final" render.  (laziness, I guess.
forget command-line options, just 'pov38 myini')

btw, you did ask for a reminder re tangents/pulleys.  here's another.  ;-)


regards, jr.


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