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14 Apr 2024 07:16:16 EDT (-0400)
  Re: [Q] POV-Ray in command line  
From: pkoning
Date: 3 Aug 2021 16:30:00
Message: <web.6109a663b3a558261e101ef1b9aee0ac@news.povray.org>
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 interface
and there isn't any way to get to it.
For example, FreeCAD has a "render" tool that can feed scene descriptions 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 work because
it can't be configured to be told what to do using Unix command line arguments
-- 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 something
along those lines.

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