aqsis [options] [RIB file...]


Aqsis command line renderer

-h, -help

Print this help and exit


Print version information and exit


Wait for a keypress on completion


Print progress information


Print PRMan-compatible progress information (ignores -progressformat) -progressformat=string printf-style format string for -progress


Equivalent to "endofframe" RIB option

-v, -verbose=integer

Set log output level 0 = errors 1 = warnings (default) 2 = information 3 = debug


Echo all RI API calls to stdout as RIB

-z, -priority=integer

Control the priority class of aqsis. 0 = idle 1 = normal 2 = high 3 = RT


Specify a display device type to use


Specify a display device type to add


Specify a display device mode to use

-d, -fb

Same as --type="framebuffer" --mode="rgb"

-crop x1 x2 y1 y2

Specify a crop window, values are in screen space.

-nc, -nocolor

Disable colored output

-frames f1 f2

Specify a starting/ending frame to render (inclusive).


Specify a range of frames to render, ',' separated with '-' to indicate ranges.


Beep on completion of all ribs

-res x y

Specify the resolution of the render.


A valid RIB Option string, can be specified multiple times.


Log messages to syslog


Override the default shader searchpath(s)


Override the default archive searchpath(s)


Override the default texture searchpath(s)


Override the default display searchpath(s)


Override the default procedural searchpath(s)

compiled Jun 5 2012 15:57:42


This manual page was created by Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <[email protected]> for Debian, with the help of 'help2man'. The original Aqsis project doesn't ship manual pages.


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