[Radiance and Brad] MacosX and X11 and bra d anblender

just have a morning chat with the main brad guru:
Francesco itself ;-)))
we tried different things and we think to have identified the problem:

-1- make sure that ximage works at all on your system (just a silly check,
but you never know)
-2- if ximage works, the solution is then to start blender from the

to do that you need to go into:

in fact blender.app is a folder folder as all macosx applications
(to browse it you need to ctlr+click on it and ask for 'show contents' in
the contextual menu)

when you are into
just type:

the GUI starts and everything works.
plus you are able to see error messages in the terminal window (good if you
need to fix a problem)
only small problem is that the window is larger than the screen, but you can
adjust the menu position by dragging them.

hope it works now


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of J.
Sent: 13 January 2005 21:51
To: radiance
Subject: [Radiance-general] [Radiance and Brad] MacosX and X11 and brad

Hello everyone! I'm really new to radiance and first I have to say:

Thank You Very Much For Developing And Supporting This Free Software!!

Radiance is running fine on my system (far as i can see) with macos 10.3.7,
blender 2.3.6, python 2.3.

My question is more about blender and brad because

everything seems to work in general, but if i try the sky preview
i get the following in the console window:

" ximage
mph.pic: cannot open display"

I've edited my bash_profile like it was explained from pillo:

if someone is interested in using x11 as graphical output for the built
in panther terminal this is what is required:

1) launch x11, launch terminal (keep X11 always open when the terminal
is open, otherwise it doesn't work!)

2) edit your .bash_profile as follows, just add these lines:

if [ -z "${DISPLAY}" ];then echo -n
export DISPLAY=':0'

but sadley it has not the desired (display-) effect to applications
controlled via brad/blender, too.

would it be possible to open x-window-radiance-applications like ximage out
of blender/python in a way that they use x-darwin and its display?

thank you very much and all the best


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