aqsis

aqsis(1)                    General Commands Manual                   aqsis(1)



NAME
       aqsis - a free-as-in-freedom RenderMan engine


DESCRIPTION
       Aqsis is a free-as-in-freedom 3D render engine for GNU/Linux and Win32,
       that conforms to the industry-standard RenderMan Interface.  Aqsis is
       capable of producing motion-picture-quality output and implements all
       major features of the RenderMan standard, including programmable
       shaders.

       Please visit http://www.aqsis.com for more information.


SYNOPSIS
       aqsis [options] [RIB file ...]


OPTIONS
       -h, --help
              Print help information and exit.

       --version
              Print program version information and exit.

       --pause
              Wait for a keypress after rendering is complete.

       --progress
              Print progress information while rendering (see
              --progressformat)

       --Progress
              Print prman-compatible progress information while rendering
              (same as --progressformat="R90000%p%%").

       --progressformat=[string]
              Specify a printf-style format string that overrides the default
              --progress output format (does not affect --Progress).
              Formatting codes are: "%p" = percent complete "%s" = total
              elapsed seconds "%S" = total remaining seconds "%m" = total
              elapsed minutes "%M" = total remaining minutes "%h" = total
              elapsed hours "%H" = total remaining hours "%t" = total elapsed
              time in HH:MM:SS "%T" = total remaining time in HH:MM:SS "%f" =
              frame number "%%" = % character

       --endofframe
              Override the "endofframe" option from the input RIB file(s).

       --nostandard
              Disable automatic declaration of standard RenderMan parameters.

       -v, --verbose=[level]
              Controls the verbosity of output messages.  "0" = errors only.
              "1" = errors and warnings (default).  "2" = errors, warnings,
              and information.  "3" = errors, warnings, information, and
              debugging output.

       --renderinfo
              Print information about base render settings.

       --type=[type]
              Specify a display device type to use.

       --addtype=[type]
              Specify a display device type to add.

       --mode=[mode]
              Specify a display device mode to use.

       -d, --fb
              Equivalent to --type="framebuffer" --mode="rgb".

       --crop [x1] [x2] [y1] [y2]
              Specify a crop window in screen space.

       --rc=[file]
              Specify a RIB configuration file that will be parsed prior to
              each input RIB file (overrides the default and AQSIS_RC_PATH
              environment variable).

       --shaders=[path1:path2...]
              Specify the path(s) used to search for compiled shaders
              (overrides the default and AQSIS_SHADER_PATH environment
              variable).  You may specify multiple search paths, delimited
              using a colon.

       --archives=[path1:path2...]
              Specify the path(s) used to search for archived RIB files
              (overrides the default and AQSIS_ARCHIVE_PATH environment
              variable).  You may specify multiple search paths, delimited
              using a colon.

       --textures=[path1:path2...]
              Specify the path(s) used to search for texture files (overrides
              the default and AQSIS_TEXTURE_PATH environment variable).  You
              may specify multiple search paths, delimited using a colon.

       --displays=[path1:path2...]
              Specify the path(s) used to search for display plugins
              (overrides the default and AQSIS_DISPLAY_PATH environment
              variable).  You may specify multiple search paths, delimited
              using a colon.

       --dsolibs=[path1:path2...]
              Specify the path(s) used to search for DSO shader plugins
              (overrides the default and AQSIS_DSO_PATH environment variable).
              You may specify multiple search paths, delimited using a colon.

       --procedurals=[path1:path2...]
              Specify the path(s) used to search for procedural geometry
              plugins (overrides the default and AQSIS_PROCEDURAL_PATH
              environment variable).  You may specify multiple search paths,
              delimited using a colon.

       -nc, --nocolor
              Disable colored log output.

       --syslog
              Log output messages to syslog (Posix only).


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       AQSIS_RC_PATH
              Overrides the RIB configuration file that will be loaded prior
              to each input RIB file (this overrides the default, but can be
              overridden by the --rc option, above).

       AQSIS_SHADER_PATH
              Overrides the path(s) used to search for compiled shaders (this
              overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --shaders
              option, above).  You may specify multiple search paths,
              delimited using a colon.

       AQSIS_ARCHIVE_PATH
              Overrides the path(s) used to search for archived RIB files
              (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the
              --archives option, above).  You may specify multiple search
              paths, delimited using a colon.

       AQSIS_TEXTURE_PATH
              Overrides the path(s) used to search for texture files (this
              overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --textures
              option, above).  You may specify multiple search paths,
              delimited using a colon.

       AQSIS_DISPLAY_PATH
              Overrides the path(s) used to search for display plugins (this
              overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --displays
              option, above).  You may specify multiple search paths,
              delimited using a colon.

       AQSIS_DSO_PATH
              Overrides the path(s) used to search for DSO shader plugins
              (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the
              --dsolibs option, above).  You may specify multiple search
              paths, delimited using a colon.

       AQSIS_PROCEDURAL_PATH
              Overrides the path(s) used to search for procedural geometry
              plugins (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by
              the --procedural option, above).  You may specify multiple
              search paths, delimited using a colon.


AUTHORS
       Written by Paul Gregory, and many others.


REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <aqsis-development@lists.sourceforge.net>


COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1995-2004, Paul Gregory
       This software is licensed under the GNU General Public License; see the
       source for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty; not even for
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.





Aqsis Version 1.0.0                  2004                             aqsis(1)