Usage guide for Compositing with Carbon Basic Command Line Interface
The command line arguments are:
[project_filename] [-l log_filename] [-cs comp_script]
the name of the project file to load
name of the log file for diagnostic messages
compositor script file. This option requires a valid project file. If specified the compositor
script will run and then Carbon exits without opening the Graphical User Interface.
This option is not fully developed or supported, it exists currently for automated
certification of Carbon.
Carbon can be associated with the file extension ".mxp" to cause it to run in gui mode and load
the project file that was double-clicked
Programs written for the graphical user interface run as a seperate task when started from a
DOS/Command Prompt. Because of this two things happen:
It is not possible for Carbon to write to STDOUT, you must view the log file. One way is to copy
it to STDOUT with the TYPE command.
The command prompt or batch file will not wait for Carbon to complete unless started with START
start /w carbon project_filename [-l log_filename] -cs comp_script