In answer to your first question, 3ds2mgf is distributed with Radiance, but not built by default. To build it, switch to the ray/src/cv/mgflib directory and type the command:
Then, copy the resulting executable to the appropriate directory (e.g., /usr/local/bin).
From: "Erwin Zierler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: June 23, 2004 9:06:44 PM CEST
1. Does anyone happen to have the 3ds2rad converter from Ole Lemming?
Both his website and he himself seem to have vanished from the internet
and even after extensive search I was unable to find his converter.
2. Does anyone know a reasonable method to render an ArchCAD (6.5+)
3D model with radiance? All the DXF output options I have tried so far
were rather unsuccessful, I have not found a way to correctly
export/ translate materials or elements from ArchiCAD.
With Georg's dxf2rad I get a Radiance model, but the resulting Radiance
scene is pretty much unusable which is not Georgs fault. If I load the
DXF file into AutoCAD for examination I see that the DXF file is just
messed up with regards to layers/blocks/materials.
Any input very welcome!