Did you know that OpenToonz have CLI tools? CLI stands for “command-line interface” and it might happen to be a big help to automate your tasks. Let me introduce you: “tcleanup”, “tcomposer”, “tconverter”, “tfarmcontroller” and “tfarmserver”.
If you compile OpenToonz from source, then CLI tools are installed to your system as separate binary files. But if you use our AppImage build, then you got only one single binary file – so, how to run those CLI tools?
Easy! Just call appimage binary with a special “–appimage-exec” option. For example, if you want to call “tconverter”, then do the following:
$ /path/to/OpenToonz.appimage --appimage-exec tconverter ARGUMENTS
Of course, make sure to replace ARGUMENTS with actual argument values.
For example, use “-help” to get syntax of “tconverter” tool:
$ /path/to/OpenToonz.appimage --appimage-exec tconverter -help usage: tconverter -help tconverter -release tconverter srcName dstName [ -w width ] [ -s sceneName ] [ -range from to | -frame fr ] -help Print this help page -release Print the current Toonz version -w width Image width -s sceneName Scene file -range from to | -frame fr frame range srcName Source file dstName Target file
Note, that CLI functionality is not available with AppImage builds made prior to 2016-11-23. So, please make sure to use the most recent build.