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  Re: How to turn off "render other file"?  
From: Dick Balaska
Date: 18 Oct 2015 06:26:20
Message: <MPG.308d3dc97bbbf0c7989681@news.povray.org>
In article <562366d7$1@news.povray.org>, ano### [at] anonymousorg says...
> Am 18.10.2015 um 06:29 schrieb Dick Balaska:
> > Ahoy,
> > 
> > So povwin has this cool feature whereby when I render a file, it asks 
> > "You rendered this other file before, do you want to do it again?".
> I guess you're talking about the dialog titled "Render Alternate File?"
> that pops up when you try to render a file that's included in some other
> file that you rendered earlier during this session.


> > I say yes and render away.  Now I *don't* want to render that other 
> > file, but rather render this one.
> Uh... maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but why do you then respond with
> "yes" in the first place?

Because the "other" file is the main scene, and it is neat to be able to 
work on this object while rendering the whole scene.  But now, oops, I 
need to focus on just this object again.
> > How do I turn off the magic "render 
> > other file" setting?
> AFAIK there is currently no switch that turns off this feature entirely.
> You'll need to pick "No, Don't Ask Again [during this session]" if you
> want to render a file that is included by another file you rendered
> earlier, once per such file per session.

nah, I don't want to pick "No".  I have found the easiest/only way to 
turn off "render other" is to exit povwin and come right back in.  I'm 
exactly where I left off, except that switch is cleared.
> Note however that if you start the render via the "Edit Settings/Render"
> dialog from the "Render" menu, the mechanism will be bypassed entirely,
> always rendering the currently selected file with no questions asked. If
> you need this frequently, you may want to memorize the corresponding
> keyboard shortcut, which happens to be "Alt-R Alt-R Alt-R"

Alt-R Alt-R Alt-R could come in handy. Thanks for the tip.


(BTW, I have 4 linux boxes running in my newly reconstructed renderfarm.  
No windows boxes :(  http://www.buckosoft.com/bsac/ )

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