Radiance for Mac OS X

I see there is a Radiance binary compilation for Mac OS X. I'm only
slightly familiar with the BSD system that OSX is based on, and could
really use some help getting started.

Is there an "Installing Radiance on Mac OSX For Dummies" web page out there
somewhere?
Once I get it installed, I'm fine, as I've used Radiance for DOS/Windows and
linux before.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Galen Burrell
Boulder, CO

Hi Galen,

I just uploaded a new copy of the Radiance binaries for Mac OS X v10.2 (Jaguar), since the old 10.1 binaries don't seem to work on the new version of the operating system. There are no "Dummy" pages for Radiance, and no dummies as far as I know who can do anything with the software... We really should have some quick introduction somewhere, I suppose. Right now, the README file that comes with the main distribution is about all we have, and that's probably out of date.

Anyway, to install Radiance on your system, just grab the main distribution from the website Download link (http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance of course), then download the MacOS X binaries from the same place. Copy the binaries to /usr/local/bin or someplace like that, and the libraries (ray/lib in the main distribution) to /usr/local/lib/ray. This is explained on the download page as well.

Unfortunately, there is a small snag in this procedure, which is that it fails to install certain critical library files, such as "rayinit.cal", which are normally copied as part of the makeall build process. Therefore, it's often best to run "makeall install" anyway on your system, to make sure you get everything, in which case the binaries aren't really needed, unless of course you don't have the developer tools that come free with Mac OS X installed on your system.

To manually copy all the library files, just execute the following commands after you've unpacked the ray directory:

% cd ray
% cp -rp lib /usr/local/lib/ray
% cp -p src/*.cal /usr/local/lib/ray

That should do it!
-Greg

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Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 10:54:56 -0600
From: Galen Burrell <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: [Radiance-general] Radiance for Mac OS X
Reply-To: [email protected]

I see there is a Radiance binary compilation for Mac OS X. I'm only
slightly familiar with the BSD system that OSX is based on, and could
really use some help getting started.

Is there an "Installing Radiance on Mac OSX For Dummies" web page out there
somewhere?
Once I get it installed, I'm fine, as I've used Radiance for DOS/Windows and
linux before.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Galen Burrell
Boulder, CO