Radiance ESP-r coupling

Hi everyone

I´ve been trying to use the ESP_r / Radiance coupling but encountered some
errors.
I´m working on Windows7 64 bits, and with the lastest esp-r
development_branch.

After installing the mingw-radiance_setup-3R9 from
http://www.bozzograo.net/radiance (which sets the environment variables
automatically, I confirmed)
I opened the esp-r file from the /cfg folder.
But while simulating its presents the following:

Simulation has now commenced.
Removing existing transfer file.
Lighting simulation has now commenced.
Fatal error: Radiance simulation produced no data.

So it seems that esp-r isn´t linked with radiance.
Does the location matters? Because I´ve tried C:/Program Files/ ,
C:/Esru/bin and also C:/Radiance
Is the above radiance package complete?
What is the best way to install Radiance in a Windows machine?

Thanks in advance
Joao

Dear João

I'm afraid I have never used the coupling on Windows, however, the message must not mean that Radiance is not installed correctly or that it is not "linked".

- Where do you fire up ESP-r? On Unix / Cygwin, best results with Radiance coupling are usually obtained when starting esp-r in the /cfg/ folder of the model of interest

- Do you get any "chatter" from the / a console? Possibly, Radiance and / or ESP-r gives some messages which could help

- There seems to be a glitch in the current development_branch which leads to missing .opt files with Radiance coupling. Possibly add such a file manually (see a similar problem some weeks ago, I sent an example .opt to the group)

Best
Achim

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Von: João Santos [mailto:[email protected]]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 18. April 2012 12:16
An: [email protected]
Betreff: [Radiance-general] Radiance ESP-r coupling

Hi everyone

I´ve been trying to use the ESP_r / Radiance coupling but encountered some errors.
I´m working on Windows7 64 bits, and with the lastest esp-r development_branch.

After installing the mingw-radiance_setup-3R9 from http://www.bozzograo.net/radiance (which sets the environment variables automatically, I confirmed)
I opened the esp-r file from the /cfg folder.
But while simulating its presents the following:

Simulation has now commenced.
Removing existing transfer file.
Lighting simulation has now commenced.
Fatal error: Radiance simulation produced no data.

So it seems that esp-r isn´t linked with radiance.
Does the location matters? Because I´ve tried C:/Program Files/ , C:/Esru/bin and also C:/Radiance
Is the above radiance package complete?
What is the best way to install Radiance in a Windows machine?

Thanks in advance
Joao