The general command line syntax is (when starting from within the mpk home directory, e.g., mpk_v1.0):
prog/fmstudio <scenefile> [-b <level>] [-db <filename>] [<idx1> <idx2> ...]
Fmstudio requires at least one command line parameter: the name of the scene file (e.g., scenes/demo1.iv).
The '-b' option, followed by an integer number, can be used to specify a different level of bounding volumes for visualization (bounding volume visualization can be switched on/off by pressing the 'B' key, see ). By default, the top-level BVs of each object are shown. Only one level of BVs can be shown (too cluttered otherwise).
The '-db' option, followed by a file name, can be used to specify the name of the configuration database explicitly. By default, fmstudio reads the configuration database ('Database config', see ) from a file with the same base as the scene file but with '.conf' extension - provided that this file exists. With this option, an arbitrary file name can be given.
An optional sequence [<idx1> <idx2> ...] of integer indices (of arbitrary length) can be given to define an initial task. That is, the configurations with the given indices (from the 'Database config' list) will be inserted into the 'Plan config' list. Note that indices start with 1. If no indices are given, the task needs to setup manually (see ).