rad to cad?

I can't believe I've never had to do this before, but I need to take a Radiance model and convert it back to dxf (or dwg, or obj). Is there such a utility or workflow?

- Rob

Hi Rob,

I once did that going via mgf and vrml:

rad2mgf scene.rad > scene.mgf
mgf2inv -vrml scene.mgf > scene.wrl

This vrml file can then be imported to e.g. Rhino. However, I did not get
different layers for different materials, but I also didn't look into that,
because I just wanted to check the geometry...

Cheers,
David

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2013/1/22 Rob Guglielmetti <[email protected]>

I can't believe I've never had to do this before, but I need to take a
Radiance model and convert it back to dxf (or dwg, or obj). Is there such a
utility or workflow?

- Rob
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Thanks David,

I was just writing an update myself:

I found that Francesco Anselmo wrote a nice radiance to obj script in Python:

http://www.bozzograo.net/radiance/pub/rad2obj.py

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On Jan 22, 2013, at 9:46 AM, David Geisler-Moroder <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Rob,

I once did that going via mgf and vrml:

rad2mgf scene.rad > scene.mgf
mgf2inv -vrml scene.mgf > scene.wrl

This vrml file can then be imported to e.g. Rhino. However, I did not get different layers for different materials, but I also didn't look into that, because I just wanted to check the geometry...

Cheers,
David

2013/1/22 Rob Guglielmetti <[email protected]>
I can't believe I've never had to do this before, but I need to take a Radiance model and convert it back to dxf (or dwg, or obj). Is there such a utility or workflow?

- Rob
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Hi Rob,

You can convert from Radiance to MGF, then from there to Inventor format, which someone might read. (rad2mgf followed by mgf2inv) Inventor is supported at some level by Autodesk.

-Greg

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From: Rob Guglielmetti <[email protected]>
Date: January 22, 2013 8:34:13 AM PST

I can't believe I've never had to do this before, but I need to take a Radiance model and convert it back to dxf (or dwg, or obj). Is there such a utility or workflow?

- Rob

Thanks all.

For the record, I used Francesco's script to go from radiance to obj, then
imported that into Blender and saved as a 3ds, which I was then able to
import into SketchUp. Seems to have worked...

- Rob

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On 1/22/13 9:49 AM, "Greg Ward" <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Rob,

You can convert from Radiance to MGF, then from there to Inventor format,
which someone might read. (rad2mgf followed by mgf2inv) Inventor is
supported at some level by Autodesk.

-Greg

From: Rob Guglielmetti <[email protected]>
Date: January 22, 2013 8:34:13 AM PST

I can't believe I've never had to do this before, but I need to take a
Radiance model and convert it back to dxf (or dwg, or obj). Is there
such a utility or workflow?

- Rob

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Hey Rob,

It had to happen some day....

rad2mgf perhaps gets you part way, not sure if mgf2inv might get you the next step?

-Jack

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On 1/22/2013 11:34 AM, Rob Guglielmetti wrote:

I can't believe I've never had to do this before, but I need to take a Radiance model and convert it back to dxf (or dwg, or obj). Is there such a utility or workflow?

- Rob
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I am currently looking into the use of hdr images and their use with evalglare.

Can anyone tell me (before I launch into it) whether it's possible to use the 'standard' lens on my camera or does evalglare require a hemispherical image as an input?

Quick to check I know, but also quick to mail all you lovely people! :slight_smile:

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