Summary: Explains how to run Rhino from the Windows command line with the /runscript argument.
Sometimes, it would be really useful to run Rhino from the command prompt. Perhaps you are batch processing some files, or maybe you need to run Rhino from a render farm management system. Rhino 4.0 provides the /runscript command line switch to allow you to do exactly this. The format is:
rhino4.exe /runscript=“-command -secondCommand”
For example, if you want to start Rhino with a file called hdri_test.3dm, render it with the built-in renderer, save the file, and exit Rhino. Here's a magic command script:
“c:\program files\Rhinoceros 4.0\system\Rhino4.exe” /runscript=“_SetCurrentRenderPlugIn RhinoRender render -saverenderwindowas test.jpg closerenderwindow -exit” hdri_test.3dm
/safemode: Start in safe mode.
/nosplash: Suppress startup splash screen.
/bigdump: When Rhino crashes, include the full memory content and, also, call stack information. This can generate huge crash dumps – as big as the amount of RAM Rhino is using when it crashes.
/notemplate: Start Rhino with a default model based on hard-coded defaults.
/language: Set the startup language. For example, to start in Spanish, pass /language=1034.
/scheme: Use a custom scheme. This is used by third party developers that include custom schemes.
/runscript: Run a script at startup.