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From: Calvin
Subject: Temporary file output
Date: 23 Nov 2010 19:40:01
Message: <web.4cec5da140e2b5bdb261b2d30@news.povray.org>
Hey kids,

Is data from a render in progress stored anywhere on the filesystem? I have been
running a large format (10k by 8k pixels) render for about 2.5 days, and I kind
of need to restart my system. I can figure out how to set options up to
partially render the scene on resuming, but I want to save the current render
progress that I've made. If I can find a temp file that would be outstanding.
I'm using Povwin 3.7 beta 39

Does anyone know if there is a way of doing this?

Cheers!


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From: Alain
Subject: Re: Temporary file output
Date: 24 Nov 2010 17:20:18
Message: <4ced8fa2$1@news.povray.org>

> Hey kids,
>
> Is data from a render in progress stored anywhere on the filesystem? I have been
> running a large format (10k by 8k pixels) render for about 2.5 days, and I kind
> of need to restart my system. I can figure out how to set options up to
> partially render the scene on resuming, but I want to save the current render
> progress that I've made. If I can find a temp file that would be outstanding.
> I'm using Povwin 3.7 beta 39
>
> Does anyone know if there is a way of doing this?
>
> Cheers!
>
>
>

When you need to restart a render, you only need to add  "+c"  on the 
command line next to the resolution list. Did'nt change for quite some 
time, and it now support radiosity without any problem as opposed to the 
way versions 3.6 and earlier did. You can even continue a render after 
an update from a version to the next, or even after reinstalling windows...

The current progress is automaticaly saved. It's in the *.pov-state file.



Alain


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From: Calvin
Subject: Re: Temporary file output
Date: 24 Nov 2010 22:00:01
Message: <web.4cedd052cd7b931cb261b2d30@news.povray.org>
Alain <aze### [at] qwertyorg> wrote:

> > Hey kids,
> >
> > Is data from a render in progress stored anywhere on the filesystem? I have been
> > running a large format (10k by 8k pixels) render for about 2.5 days, and I kind
> > of need to restart my system. I can figure out how to set options up to
> > partially render the scene on resuming, but I want to save the current render
> > progress that I've made. If I can find a temp file that would be outstanding.
> > I'm using Povwin 3.7 beta 39
> >
> > Does anyone know if there is a way of doing this?
> >
> > Cheers!
> >
> >
> >
>
> When you need to restart a render, you only need to add  "+c"  on the
> command line next to the resolution list. Did'nt change for quite some
> time, and it now support radiosity without any problem as opposed to the
> way versions 3.6 and earlier did. You can even continue a render after
> an update from a version to the next, or even after reinstalling windows...
>
> The current progress is automaticaly saved. It's in the *.pov-state file.
>
>
>
> Alain

Oh, that is *exactly* what I needed. Thank you so much Alain!!


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