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AQSL(1) User Commands AQSL(1)


aqsl - shader compiler from Aqsis Renderer, a 3D rendering solution adhering to the RenderMan(R) standard


aqsl [options] <filename>


-o %s
specify output filename
Set path for #include files.
Set path for #include files.
define symbol <string> to have value <value> (default: 1).
Undefine an initial symbol.
-backend %s
Compiler backend (default slx). Possibilities include "slx" or "dot": slx - produce a compiled shader (in the aqsis shader VM stack language) dot - make a graphviz visualization of the parse tree (useful for debugging only).
-h, -help
Print this help and exit
Print version information and exit
-nc, -nocolor
Disable colored output
dump sl data
-v, -verbose=integer
Set log output level 0 = errors 1 = warnings (default) 2 = information 3 = debug

compiled Jun 5 2012 15:57:24


This manual page was created by Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <> for Debian, with the help of 'help2man' and adding fixing some issues. The original Aqsis project doesn't ship manual pages.


The main place for documentation for Aqsis is
June 2012 aqsl version 1.8.1 (revision 0)