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21 Apr 2024 07:08:08 EDT (-0400)
  Re: [Q] POV-Ray in command line  
From: Francois LE COAT
Date: 29 Jan 2021 06:21:07
Message: <6013efa3@news.povray.org>

I can't use clock variable, in the case of my rendering. Here it is...


The rendered image is the yellow camera, in up-right corner. Every
2000 POV-Ray scripts are different. The 2000 POV-Ray scripts are
generated reading a data file, containing series of float numbers.

I must launch POV-Ray 2000 times, one after the other, to render 2000
different scripts. That's critical, because POV-Ray replaces the menu
bar, and add its icon to the macOS dock, 2000 times successively.
That completely blocks the usage of the Apple Finder's interface.

BayashiPascal writes:
> I don't have a solution to your finder problem but I thought a work aro
und could
> be to render your 2000 images as if it was an animation. Then you would
> only one instance of Pov-ray (I think, not completely sure actually how
 it works
> on Mac). Yet, I don't know if you could easily change your
> script to render the appropriate image based on the clock variable...
> Pascal
> Francois LE COAT wrote:
>> I use POV-Ray in command line under macOS Catalina and Macports,
>> and run it about 2000 times, in order to render 2000 images. My
>> issue is when you launch `povray` in command line, it opens a
>> menu bar, and displays an icon in the macOS dock ...
>> Is there a command line option, that prevents POV-Ray from displaying
>> a menu bar and an icon in the dock ? Because when you launch it 2000
>> times, for 2000 images, the Apple Finder and the Macintosh become
>> unusable ... The computer keeps displaying the bar and the icon,
>> and you can't do anything else with the Macintosh. You have to wait
>> that the 2000 images are rendered ... You have to wait half an hour,
>> so that POV-Ray stops rendering.
>> There must be a solution. Because you can't do anything else, before
>> POV-Ray has stopped rendering ... This is very painful ...

Thanks for your help.




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