Radiance-general Digest, Vol 135, Issue 21

Yes, that was the whole point of getting Windows binaries together, was so
people could use Radiance on their Windows computers. At this point, just
about everything in Radiance works on Windows, including all the "core"
programs needed for lighting analysis, renderings, daylight coefficients,
etc. This is, as they say, awesome.

Unfortunately Windows does have some differences (and straight-up
limitations), and so the command syntax will differ slightly in some cases
as you work through the tutorials. For example, Windows doesn't support
multithreading the way it's implemented in the Radiance tools. So the "-n
(n)" options to rtrace, rpict, and rcontrib don't work. Also back ticks
are not recognized as a way of passing output from a command to another
one. Greg just posted a Windows workaround for that one the other day, on
this list. I suggest trying the tutorial and see how it goes, and search
the radiance-general archives or post here if you get stuck.

By way of a shameless plug, I should tell you that OpenStudio also uses
Radiance for daylighting simulations, and these many workarounds for
getting Radiance to work on Windows are scattered throughout the source

- Rob


On 5/14/15, 1:25 PM, "Ikrima Amaireh" <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your answer.

Yes, it does, and versions printed successfully.
Now, I am trying to investigate how to run radiance using tutorials,
which are based on Unix. Can I do them using the radiance (have just
installed for Win32) or shall I install the one for Linux?