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NAME

       k3d-renderjob - Part of a simple system for queueing K-3D render jobs on the local host

SYNOPSIS

       k3d-renderjob [OPTIONS] [DIRECTORY ...]

DESCRIPTION

       Extracted from http://www.k-3d.org/wiki/Network_Rendering

       Currently, K-3D implements a simple system for queueing rendering jobs on the local host.
       When the user initiates a job (such as rendering a preview image, rendering a final frame,
       or rendering an animation), a job directory is created (usually in /tmp, although this can
       be configured). The job directory contains a lock file, a control file named control.k3d,
       and one-to-many numbered frame directories. The name of the lock file changes to flag the
       sta.IP tus of the job as "ready", "running", "complete", or "error". The control.k3d file
       is currently unused. Each frame directory contains a lock file, a control file named
       control.k3d and zero-to-many frame resources. The name of the lock file changes to flag
       the status of the frame as "ready", "running", "complete", or "error". The control.k3d
       file is an XML file that encodes a set of operations that must be completed successfully
       to change the status of the frame from "ready" to "complete". Three types of operation are
       allowed: a "render" operation that executes a pre-configured render command using a fixed
       set of command-line arguments, a "copy" operation that copies a file from one filesystem
       location to another; and a "view" operation that displays a bitmap image using the user’s
       choice of image viewer. The frame resources are inputs to the render engine, such as RIB
       files, texture images, shaders, etc.

       The k3d-renderjob executable is run with the path to a job directory as an argument.
       k3d-renderjob updates the job lock file, iterating over each frame directory, spawning an
       instance of k3d-renderframe for each frame (one at a time). k3d-renderframe is run with
       the path to a frame directory as an argument, updating the frame lock file, reading the
       control file, and executing the operations that it specifies.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
           Prints this help information and exits.

       --version
           Prints program version information and exits.

AUTHORS

       K-3D by Timothy M. Shead <tshead@k-3d.com>, and many others. This manpage written by
       Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo@gmail.com>

RESOURCES

       K-3D home page: http://www.k-3d.org

COPYING

       Copyright (c) 1995-2010, Timothy M. Shead. All Rights Reserved. This software is licensed
       under the terms of 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.

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