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Re: DW/Radiance

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Posted by Mike Wheeler on December 16, 1996 at 09:48:42:

In Reply to: DW/Radiance posted by Ed. L. Blackman/ Blackman Architectural Illust., Inc on December 15, 1996 at 08:57:59:

That's interesting... There's a company in Berkeley, California called Radiance Software and it looks like they've developed a 3D modeler for UNIX called EZ3D. This is not the program we are referring to when we show images modeled in DesignWorkshop and rendered in Radiance. I don't know if Radiance Software (the company) has any relation to Radiance the program (also developed in Berkeley). Radiance is a high-end renderer/light analysis program. It is available free over the internet from

DesignWorkshop exports Radiance files. The exporting has been much improved in version 1.5 of DesignWorkshop, to the point where you don't have to change the files at all to use them in Radiance. Just upload them and run it.

Radiance runs on the UNIX platform which is not a graphical user interface. You must remember all the various commands and type them in. To get started with Radiance however, there are only a few commands you need to know. As you get more and more into Radiance you'll learn other commands and edit the files DW exports to get just the rendering you want.

PowerMacs can run the UNIX platform as an application on top of the MacOS using software called Power MachTen available from Tenon Intersystems (

There is some very useful information about Radiance in general and Radiance with Power MachTen in particular at


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