Axel's tutorials

I strongly second greg's "wow!" My first introduction to radiance was
thru a training session run by Axel & his tutorials are the best I've seen
so far wrt radiance.

Axel: Would you mind if I added your tutorial to www.radiance-wiki.org?

mike

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 16:39:24 -0000 (GMT)
From: "Axel Jacobs" <[email protected]>
Subject: [Radiance-general] Radiance tutorial (Was: MacosX and X11 and
  radiance and blender and brad)
To: "Radiance general discussion"
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Johannes,

> btw: is there a list like "recommended readings" for people who are
> starting to learn radiance? I would like to know, as an
example, what
> kind of math and physics people (really) have to know, and
which books
> are recommended therefor etc.
> I have orderd the "The Art And Science Of Lighting
Visualization" - is
> everything (and more...) I (will) ask about inside this book?

Make sure you also take a look at the LEARNIX web site:
http://luminance.londonmet.ac.uk/learnix/

Under "Documentation", you4ll find our course notes from the
simulation module we teach on our masters course. We teach
RADIANCE for lighting, ESP-r for thermal simulations.

Oh, and DO give LEARNIX a spin!

Cheers

Axel

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Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:21:05 -0800
From: Greg Ward <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] Radiance tutorial (Was: MacosX and X11
  and radiance and blender and brad)
To: Radiance general discussion <[email protected]>
Cc: code development <[email protected]>
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Wow, Axel. I hadn't seen these tutorials before. They're amazing!
With your permission, I'd like to add them to the list of
documents on radsite, which is unfortunately down at the
moment. This also dovetails with a discussion we've been
having on the dev list about providing an interactive
repository (or Wiki) for Radiance user documentation. I know
a lot of people don't subscribe to that list, so I'll summarize:

It started as a rehash of why Radiance authorship is
restricted, and if there were any decent guidelines for code
modifications, which is how it got on the dev list. Then,
people started suggesting things about how to set up
documentation for the software, and it eventually came back
to some kind of FAQ service for beginners. The general
feeling is that a lot of people who might otherwise be
interested in Radiance are put off by the command-line
structure, the scattered documentation, and the lack of any
clear place to begin (aside from the book of course).
After all, not everyone wants to order a book and wait for it
to be shipped to their door just to decide whether or not
it's worth the effort to learn something.

The current line of reasoning is to provide a forum where
more experienced users could answer beginner's questions and
have their answers continually available and editable. There
would also be a place for people to write essays on how they
got started with Radiance, things to avoid, and things to pay
attention to. How-to manuals and tutorials such as Axel's
would be a perfect jumping off point for a lot of newbies, I
would think. The current set of tutorials on radsite are
getting a little "long in the tooth" so to speak, even if
they still have a lot of useful information.

I think we're going back and forth right now trying to come
up with the best way to set this up. Some people have
already set up their own resource centers, and we could
either link to them or take some of their content into our
own organization. (See Georg Mischler's Lighting Wiki
example at <http://lightingwiki.com/> as an example of what's
already out there.) Probably the best way to start is to
write to me if you have some materials to offer, and I'll
talk with Peter A-B about setting something up at radiance-online.

Thanks,
-Greg

> From: "Axel Jacobs" <[email protected]>
> Date: January 17, 2005 8:39:24 AM PST
>
> Johannes,
>
>> btw: is there a list like "recommended readings" for
people who are
>> starting to learn radiance? I would like to know, as an
example, what
>> kind of math and physics people (really) have to know, and which
>> books are recommended therefor etc.
>> I have orderd the "The Art And Science Of Lighting
Visualization" -
>> is everything (and more...) I (will) ask about inside this book?
>
> Make sure you also take a look at the LEARNIX web site:
> http://luminance.londonmet.ac.uk/learnix/
>
> Under "Documentation", you4ll find our course notes from the
> simulation module we teach on our masters course. We teach RADIANCE
> for lighting, ESP-r for thermal simulations.
>
> Oh, and DO give LEARNIX a spin!
>
> Cheers
>
> Axel

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I strongly second greg's "wow!" My first introduction to radiance was
thru a training session run by Axel & his tutorials are the best I've seen
so far wrt radiance.

Thanks for the flowers.

Axel: Would you mind if I added your tutorial to www.radiance-wiki.org?

I'd be delighted. Thanks a lot.

All

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While I would like to keep the BASICs tutorial as it is (it's my teaching
notes, after all -- but please tell me if there are any mistakes), I would
be very happy to donate the ADVANCED one to whatever central docu
repository might come up
a) as they are, with additional contributions from you guys (I am happy to
maintain them), or
b) converted to HTML pages/Wiki/(Not DOC!!!)/whatever-but-open, gutted
out, broken apart, re-formatted etc. At the moment, they're in LyX/LaTeX
format.

Glad you like them.

Cheers

Axel

Thanks for the flowers.

Yeah, sorry for the late flower delivery myself, but I've been busy
reading your tutorial and following the many good links! Good stuff,
Axel. Here, have a rose.

While I would like to keep the BASICs tutorial as it is (it's my teaching
notes, after all -- but please tell me if there are any mistakes), I would
be very happy to donate the ADVANCED one to whatever central docu
repository might come up
a) as they are, with additional contributions from you guys (I am happy to
maintain them), or
b) converted to HTML pages/Wiki/(Not DOC!!!)/whatever-but-open, gutted
out, broken apart, re-formatted etc. At the moment, they're in LyX/LaTeX
format.

I think this is an excellent quality bit of material for the newly
emerging document repository, wiki, FAQ, FAQwa, whatever it becomes.
Broken apart, your advanced tutorial fills a bunch of the topics being
batted around by folks the last day or so (on the Dev list).

Thanks for sharing these, and for writing them in the first place!

- Rob Guglielmetti
www.rumblestrip.org