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26 Feb 2024 03:03:54 EST (-0500)
  Re: [Q] POV-Ray in command line  
From: Francois LE COAT
Date: 4 Aug 2021 08:45:08
Message: <610a8bd4$1@news.povray.org>
Hi,

pkoning writes:
> I've run into the same problem.  The regular Mac release of POVRay is a
 GUI
> tool.  Usually that's nice, but occasionally I want the command line in
terface
> and there isn't any way to get to it.
> For example, FreeCAD has a "render" tool that can feed scene descriptio
ns to
> ray-tracers such as POV-Ray.  It does so by creating the .pov file and 
then
> invoking POVRay as a command line utility.  But on Mac that doesn't wor
k because
> it can't be configured to be told what to do using Unix command line ar
guments
> -- even though Mac OS is a Unix.
> Some graphics applications have a command line switch to say "turn off 
GUI"
> (like "-batch" or the like); it would be useful for POVRay to offer som
ething
> along those lines.

Thanks for reporting your experience with POV-Ray in command line.
Because I use binaries from Macports, I don't know who I should
contact, in order to use POV-Ray port. Is there a mailing-list?

Regards,

-- 

<http://eureka.atari.org/>


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