Running Orion as a service

Orion (version 0.93 and higher) supports a service mode. In this mode 3rd party applications can run Orion without the UI and the Virewport. To run Orion in this mode, use the following command line arguments

--service

Starts Orion in service mode. If not custom ini file is used, uses settings from the last run of the standard UI ("Documents/IKinema Orion/ui_settings.ini")

--ini

Uses the given ini_file to initialize the service mode.

For example, the following command starts Orion as a serive with the configuration from the last run

Orion.exe --service

The following will be displayed

To start Orion with custom settings, use

Orion.exe --service --ini my_settings.ini

After each normal run, Orion will generate settings file located under

[User Name]/Documents/IKinema Orion/

These settings can be copied and stored at a different location and provided as a command line argument for the --ini option above. Users can also dynamically change/modify or generate ini files based on the required settings.