[Radiance-addons] Radiance installation

Anthony J. Farrell wrote:

Hi Folks,

I'm experiencing some difficulty installing Radiance onto Linux Redhat 9.0;
furthermore I wish to update the classic version to that which utilising the
photon map add on (pmap).

Do I simply:
1. install the original radiance file http://www.radiance-online.org onto
my system first, and then
2. install the binary files for linux radbin_lnx_static.tar.gz(21 Megs) ,
then
3. install the pmap patch RADIANCE photon map tarfile
(http://www.ise.fhg.de/alt-aber-aktiv/radiance/photon-map/)
4. Then finally run the MAKEALL program from within (1.) above?

I'm very new to Linux systems and would really appreciate any advice you may
have to help me install this fine program.

I've never actually used the photon map module, so I can't give any specifics on installing it. However, Francesco Anselmo has created a bunch of pre-made packages for radiance, including one that uses the photon map. Head on over to:

http://www.dream.unipa.it/dream/pub/dot/anselmo/radiance/02.php

... for details. They are based on the official release, but if you wanna get started with the photon map and are new to installing & compiling and LINUXing in general, these may be a good way to get your feet wet. Good luck!

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      Rob Guglielmetti

e. rpg@rumblestrip.org
w. www.rumblestrip.org

Rob Guglielmetti wrote:

Anthony J. Farrell wrote:

Hi Folks,

I'm experiencing some difficulty installing Radiance onto Linux Redhat 9.0;
furthermore I wish to update the classic version to that which utilising the
photon map add on (pmap).

Do I simply:
1. install the original radiance file http://www.radiance-online.org onto
my system first, and then
2. install the binary files for linux radbin_lnx_static.tar.gz(21 Megs) ,
then
3. install the pmap patch RADIANCE photon map tarfile
(http://www.ise.fhg.de/alt-aber-aktiv/radiance/photon-map/)
4. Then finally run the MAKEALL program from within (1.) above?

I'm very new to Linux systems and would really appreciate any advice you may
have to help me install this fine program.

I've never actually used the photon map module, so I can't give any specifics on installing it. However, Francesco Anselmo has created a bunch of pre-made packages for radiance, including one that uses the photon map. Head on over to:

http://www.dream.unipa.it/dream/pub/dot/anselmo/radiance/02.php

... for details. They are based on the official release, but if you wanna get started with the photon map and are new to installing & compiling and LINUXing in general, these may be a good way to get your feet wet. Good luck!

Patching is no longer necessary with the current pmap release -- you just dump the files into the RADIANCE source tree, clobbering those which were modified as well as adding some new ones. As far as I can tell, Anselmo's pmap binaries are based on an old release. Since you'll have to recompile the whole suite anyway, you might as well omit step 2 above. Note that RADIANCE modified with pmap behaves exactly like RADIANCE Classic unless you explicitly use pmap options. As such, you don't need the original RADIANCE binaries anyway.

Good luck!

--Roland

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Roland Schregle
PhD candidate, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
RADIANCE Photon Map page: www.ise.fhg.de/radiance/photon-map

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(...) Note that RADIANCE modified with pmap behaves exactly like RADIANCE Classic unless you explicitly use pmap options. As such, you don't need the original RADIANCE binaries anyway.

Hi,

hmmm... maybe this has been on the dev-list before, but if this feature can be used like this without problems - will it be included in the main distribution of radiance one day?

CU Lars.

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Lars O. Grobe
grobe@gmx.net

Lars O. Grobe wrote:

(...) Note that RADIANCE modified with pmap behaves exactly like RADIANCE Classic unless you explicitly use pmap options. As such, you don't need the original RADIANCE binaries anyway.

Hi,

hmmm... maybe this has been on the dev-list before, but if this feature can be used like this without problems - will it be included in the main distribution of radiance one day?

Good question -- that's up to Fraunhofer and Berkeley, I guess. I don't expect that to be resolved anytime soon... :^(

--Roland

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Roland Schregle
PhD candidate, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
RADIANCE Photon Map page: www.ise.fhg.de/radiance/photon-map

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