188.8.131.52 X Window display
When the X Window display is used, the rendered image is displayed in a graphics window. During rendering, the
window will be updated after every scanline has been rendered, or sooner if the rendering is taking a long time. To
update it sooner you can click any mouse button in the window or press (almost) any key. Pressing
<CTRL-L> during rendering will refresh the whole screen. If you have the
+X flag set, pressing 'q' or 'Q' at any time during the rendering will stop POV-Ray rendering and
exit. The rendering will pause when complete if the
+P) flag is set. To
exit at this point, press the 'q' or 'Q' key or click any mouse button in the window.
POV-Ray 3.6 includes a color icon in the program if it was compiled with libXpm (which is available on most
platforms where the X Window System is installed). If this icon is used for the render view window depends on the
window manager being used (KDE, Gnome, fvwm, ...). POV-Ray also comes with a separate color icon (
for use with the window managers that can use external icons. For instance, to have fvwm use this icon, copy the icon
file to one of the directories pointed to by PixmapPath (or ImagePath) which is defined in your
Then, add the following line in
Style "Povray" Icon xpovicon.xpm
and re-start the X Window server (re-starting fvwm will not be enough). Using this icon with another window manager
may use a different procedure.
Documentation of the special command line options to configure the X Window display can be found in Special
More about "Special Command-Line Options"