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Message - Re: radiance desktop can't get to work

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Posted by  Georg Mischler on August 17, 2001 at 05:40:17:

In Reply to:  radiance desktop can't get to work posted by Greg McHugh on August 16, 2001 at 22:37:35:

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It's much simpler than you probably think.

What he means is to open a DOS box, change to the directory where the export placed the scene data and the .rif file, and type "rad .rif". The console program rad.exe is the central control driver of Radiance. It will consult the *.rif file about which files belong to your project, and what to do with them. Make sure that the binary directory of Radiance is included in the %PATH% environment variable for this to work.

DR will install Radiance under C:\Radiance, because it can't handle spaces in file names (Radiance alone can, DR doesn't). In fact, if you use DW to create your geometry, then you could theoretically remove all other parts of DR again. But then, maybe you want to use it with Autocad as well, so that is up to you and the amount of spare disk space you have available. You do, however, need to always install the Radiance binaries trough the DR installer, as this installer establishes dozens of registry entries, without which this specific set of binaries won't work. Just copying the stuff under C:\Radiance to another machine (or moving it to another place on the same machine) will result in lots of entertaining error messages...

Please also note that the *.pic image file format created by Radiance has nothing to do with the Macintosh PICT graphics file format.


Have fun!

-schorsch

 


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