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AQSIS(1) User Commands AQSIS(1)


aqsis - renderer from Aqsis Renderer, a 3D rendering solution adhering to the RenderMan(R) standard


aqsis [options] [RIB file...]


Aqsis command line renderer

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
Set log output level 0 = errors 1 = warnings (default) 2 = information 3 = debug
Echo all RI API calls to stdout as RIB
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
Same as --type="framebuffer" --mode="rgb"
Specify a crop window, values are in screen space.
Disable colored output
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
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 <> for Debian, with the help of 'help2man'. The original Aqsis project doesn't ship manual pages.


The main place for documentation for Aqsis is

June 2012 aqsis version 1.8.1 (revision 0)