If you want to have several configs of VizArtist, or automatically load a particular scene when VizEngine is loaded, startup options can help you.

Default oprions:

How to set up a startup option

  1. Right mouse click on a shrotcut of the Artist / Engine / TemplateWizard (VTW)
  2. Find string field "Target"
  3. Check out the format. It must be "<path to engine>" <startup options #1> <startup options #2>. Every option is separated by space. For example:
    "C:\Program Files\Vizrt\Viz3\viz.exe" -u1 -y
  4. Add your option through space. Or delete existing one. For example:
    "C:\Program Files\Vizrt\Viz3\viz.exe" -u1 -y -g videowall.cfg

Each option starts with the minus sign "-". If the option has a parameter, it writes after the option definition separated by space.


Load VizArtist / VizEngine with another config

This is the most popular option.

-g <relative or the full path to config> — start VizArtist / VizEngine with the particular config.

For example, -g other.cfg.

Load VizArtist / VizEngine connected to different GraphicHub

-db Admin:VizDb@VizDbServer/localhost:19396 — sign in another "DataBase" (Viz Graphic Hub) with Admin:VizDb credentials.

Load VizArtist / VizEngine with a particular scene

-o <full path to the scene> — automatically load and start particular scene just after loading VizEngine. If you add this option to VizArtist shortcut its turn out the VizEngine.

For example, -o SCENE*Dudin/Test/MaxSize or -o Dudin/Test/MaxSize

Full list

Option Description
-c Start as Config mode.
-C Start without console.
-db ... Specify the Graphic Hub. Format is user:pw@server/name-server:port.
Example: -db Guest:@VizDbServer/localhost:19396.
-g <config file> Start with another Viz Config file.
-i Enable pre-initialization of textures. Textures are generated on the graphics card immediately after loading an image.
-l Specify a console title to distinguish Viz Engines in a Dual Channel setup. Example: -l <title>.
-n Start in Viz Engine mode.
-o <scene> or -o <layer> <scene> Autoloading the scene after VizEngine start. <layer> accepts values: 0 - back layer, 1 - middle layer, 2 - front layer.
Example: -o 1 Dudin/Test/Background.
-P Disable automatic mouse capture.
-t Non-interactive mode.
-T Console is always on top.
-u1, -u2, -u3 (up to 24) Specify GPU1 (-u1), etc... For system with several graphic cards.
-v <argument> Verbose mode. Argument is a composite bytes integer of: 1 - produce verbose output to console, 2 - add a timestamp, 4 - log OpenGL, 16 - log 2d-texture messages, 32 - log Graphic Hub releated debug messages, 64 - log medium and high GL warnings
-w Engine mode and show render window (videowall mode).
-W Disable restart on crash.
-x Without GUI.
-X Write extended dump file (full memory dump) in case of a program crash.
-y Start in Artist mode.

Please look in the documentation of VizEngine in "5.4 Viz Command Line Options".

Template Wizard

-duplicates — for using multiple copies TVW at the same time on the one computer. Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Vizrt\Viz Pilot 8.2\VizTemplateWizard.exe" -duplicates

-mse <host> — specify the MSE

-db <connect string> — specify the database

-inifile <path> — specify the path of ini-file

Please look in the documentation of VizPilot in "9.3.2 To specify command line parameters for Template Wizard".