catrib [ -ascii ] [ -binary [ -gzip ] [ -o file ] [ ribfile ]
catrib copies ASCII and/or binary RIB data from the specified file to an output file, possibly converting its format. The format of the output file is specified by command line options, -ascii and -binary, or by the RIFORMAT environment variable. Compression is enabled on the output file by the command line option -gzip, or by the RICOMPRESSION environment variable. By default an uncompressed ASCII RIB file is generated. To generate a binary file, set RIFORMAT to binary. To generate an ASCII file, set RIFORMAT to ascii. To compress the output with the gzip algorithm, set RICOMPRESSION to gzip. If an output file is not specified with the -o option, the RISERVER environment variable is used. The default output is the standard output stream.
Input is taken from the standard input stream if no file is specified on the command line.
The following environment variables are used (if set) by catrib:
RIFORMAT ASCII or binary output RICOMPRESSION gzip compression RIPRECISION the number of decimal places that will be printed for ASCII floating point output RISERVER output file
RenderMan Interface Version 3.1
Backslash (\) characters are not preserved when a file is processed.
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