It seems that your rad version is out of sync with the oconv version and
produces commands that are not compatible with oconv. Can you check which
binary you are using? The commands are:
Both should point to binaries in the same directory. Perhaps the rad binary
for Windows has not been updated along with the other apps.
To solve your problem you can save the commands that rad would execute into
a batch file and then manually remove the -sj option from the oconv command
lines with a text editor:
rad -n test.rif > rad_commands.bat
The -n option tells rad to list the generated commands but not to execute
BTW: It's quite normal not to have any "render=" options in the rif file
generated by su2rad. They only show up when you use one of the option
overrides (the check boxes in export interface).
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 2:44 AM, Thompson, Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks for this. The *.rif file that gets exported doesn’t specify any
options for “Render =” this is possibly the real cause of the problem.
See below for the code, there is just a blank on that line.
# scene options file for rad
RESOLUTION= 1916 848
ZONE= exterior 0 42.6 0 42.6 0 42.6
REPORT= 0 logfiles/test.log
view= test -vf views/test.vf
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*From:* Thomas Bleicher [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
*Sent:* 20 June 2014 18:22
*To:* Thompson, Ross
*Subject:* Re: Create Octree File from SU2RAD
I think that's where su2rad needs a bit of an update. Rpict has had a
change in the meaning of the command line parameters that is not yet
included in su2rad. To fix this manually you can edit the *.rif file and
remove the option "-sj 0.7" from the line that starts with "render=".
Su2rad writes the render parameters out explicitly and that option now
On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM, Thompson, Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks very much for your help on this.
I now have radiance correctly set up with the commands working – there was
a problem with RAYPATH. I have also removed the unused materials from my
I can now get the scene to ‘preview’ in RVU or OBJVIEW.
However as you suggest below the best route for a beginner to render a
scene from SketchUp is to use the *.rif file.
However when I run $ rad test.rif
I get the following errors:
set ROPT=-dp 512 -ar 13 -ms 1.1 -ds .2 -dj .5 -dt .1 -dc .5 -dr 1 -sj .7
-ab 2 -af ambfiles/test.amb -aa .15 -ad 768 -as 196 -av 2 2 2 -lr 6 -lw
rpict -t 0 -e logfiles/test.log -vf views/test.vf $ROPT -x 64 -y
1 octrees/test.oct > test_overture_8032.unf
rpict: fatal - command line error at '-sj'
rpict: 0 rays, 0.00% after 0.0000 hours
rad: error in overture for view test
This time I can’t see any warnings in the rif file.
The SketchUp file and output are stored here: