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k3d: 3D modeling and animation system

NAME

k3d - 3D modeling and animation system

SYNOPSIS

k3d [options]

DESCRIPTION

K-3D is a free (as in freedom) 3D modeling, animation, and rendering system for GNU/Linux and Win32. K-3D features a robust, object-oriented plugin architecture and is capable of producing motion-picture-quality output when paired with a RenderMan Interface compliant render engine such as Aqsis.

Please visit http://www.k-3d.org for more information.

OPTIONS

--add-path [path]

Prepends a filesystem path to the PATH environment variable.

--color

Color-codes log messages based on their priority. Requires an ANSI color-capable terminal.

--disable-gl-extension [extension]

Disables the given OpenGL extension.

--exit

Exits the program (useful after running scripts in batch mode).

-h, --help

Prints this help information and exits.

--log-level [level]

Specifies the minimum message priority to log (valid values are "warning", "information", or "debug").

--options [path]

Overrides the filepath for storing user options (this overrides both defaults and the K3D_OPTIONS_PATH environment variable, below).

--plugins [path]

Overrides the path(s) for loading plugin libraries (this overrides both defaults and the K3D_PLUGIN_PATHS environment variable, below). Multiple colon-delimited paths are allowed. Use "&" as a synonym for the default paths.

--script [file]

Play the given script after startup (use - for stdin).

--shadercache [path]

Overrides the path where compiled shaders will be cached (this overrides both defaults and the K3D_SHADER_CACHE_PATH environment variable, below).

--share [path]

Overrides the path for loading shared data files (this overrides both defaults and the K3D_SHARE_PATH environment variable, below).

--show-process

Prints the process name next to log messages.

--show-timestamps

Prints timestamps next to log messages.

--syslog

Logs messages to syslog.

-u, --ui [ui path]

Specifies the path to a user interface plugin (this overrides both the default and the K3D_USER_INTERFACE_PATH environment variable, below). As a special-case the string "none" can be used as a synonym for the Null (no gui) User Interface.

-H, --user-interface-help

Prints a user-interface specific help message and exits.

--version

Prints program version information and exits.

USER INTERFACE OPTIONS

--batch
Operate in batch (no user intervention) mode.

-n, --new

Creates a new document after startup.

--no-custom-layouts

Disable custom user interface layouts (useful when playing-back recorded tutorials, which rely on the default layout).

--no-splash

Disables the startup splash screen.

-o, --open [file]

Opens the given file after startup.

--show-tutorials

Opens the tutorials menu immediately following startup.

--tutorials [path]

Overrides the path for loading interactive tutorials (this overrides both defaults and the K3D_TUTORIALS_PATH environment variable, below).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

K3D_EXTRA_OPTIONS

Provides additional options that are appended to the command-line at startup. Note that unlike other K-3D environment variables, options specified via K3D_EXTRA_OPTIONS will override options specified on the command line.

K3D_OPTIONS_PATH

Overrides the path for storing user options (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --options option, above).

K3D_PLUGIN_PATHS

Overrides the path(s) for loading plugin libraries (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --plugins option, above). Multiple colon-delimited paths are allowed. Use "&" as a synonym for the default paths.

K3D_SHADER_CACHE_PATH

Overrides the path where compiled shaders are cached (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --shadercache option, above).

K3D_SHARE_PATH

Overrides the path for loading shared data files (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --share option, above).

K3D_USER_INTERFACE_PATH

Overrides the path to the user interface plugin (this overrides the default, but can be overridden by the --ui option, above).

AUTHORS

Written by Timothy M. Shead <tshead [at] k-3d.com>, and many others.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <k3d-development [at] lists.sourceforge.net>

COPYRIGHT


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.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for K-3D is maintained as an online wiki at http://www.k-3d.org/wiki