Radiance-general Digest, Vol 137, Issue 8

Hi Robert,

My PC is running on Windows 7 Enterprise.
Initially, I installed Radiance for Window using its installer but I found that most of the tutorials are provided for pc with Linux and/or Linux-like operating systems; So I had to install try learnix (that did not work) and Ubuntu (also did not work)!
Finally, I tried to use Cygwin to run Radiance on Window OS. I could install Cygwin (works fine), Xming (not sure if working) and Radiance (not all its programs are working!).

I'm a bit confused as I'm not sure if running Radiance on windows using Cygwin will be enough for carrying my work. For example, can I work out phases methods and generate BSDF data?

I wish if you can help me to do that.

Many thanks
ikrima

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:44:49 +0000
From: "Guglielmetti, Robert" <[email protected]>
To: "[email protected]"
  <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] Could not install Radiance!!!
Message-ID: <D1C400AC.1ADAC%[email protected]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hi Ikrima,

We'll need a bit more info, here. What OS are you on? How are you attempting to install it (using an installer, compiling from source, or what)? What happens when you try??

On 7/9/15, 10:38 AM, "Ikrima Amaireh" <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi all,

After one a few weeks of trying, I could not manage to install radiance
properly. I am almost disappointed! Please any help?

Regards
Ikrima

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OK so it sounds like you first tried the Windows installer (presumably a
NREL-provided one such as this:
https://github.com/NREL/Radiance/releases/download/5.0.a.3/radiance-5.0.a-w
in64.exe), and this most likely worked fine, you just had some issues
actually *doing* anything with it. This is normal. =)

I recommend you install Git for windows (https://msysgit.github.io/), as
that will add a little BASH emulator in your Windows system. This way you
can run most of the commands exactly as they appear in most of the
tutorials out there that are written from a UNIX perspective (as you point
out). If you run the "Git BASH shell" you will be able to try out all the
multi-phase methods, use and generate BSDFs, etc. Once you have Git for
Windows installed, head over to Andy McNeil's tutorials for 3- and
5-phase, fire up the Git BASH shell (it'll be in the Git program group in
the Windows start menu), and get started!

One thing to keep in mind is that when running any commands that
read/write data (e.g. rcontrib), be sure to use ASCII format rather than
float. Windows has issues with float data (among many other things).

Good luck!

- Rob

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On 7/10/15, 8:08 AM, "Ikrima Amaireh" <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Robert,

My PC is running on Windows 7 Enterprise.
Initially, I installed Radiance for Window using its installer but I
found that most of the tutorials are provided for pc with Linux and/or
Linux-like operating systems; So I had to install try learnix (that did
not work) and Ubuntu (also did not work)!
Finally, I tried to use Cygwin to run Radiance on Window OS. I could
install Cygwin (works fine), Xming (not sure if working) and Radiance
(not all its programs are working!).

I'm a bit confused as I'm not sure if running Radiance on windows using
Cygwin will be enough for carrying my work. For example, can I work out
phases methods and generate BSDF data?

I wish if you can help me to do that.

Many thanks
ikrima

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:44:49 +0000
From: "Guglielmetti, Robert" <[email protected]>
To: "[email protected]"
<[email protected]>
Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] Could not install Radiance!!!
Message-ID: <D1C400AC.1ADAC%[email protected]>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hi Ikrima,

We'll need a bit more info, here. What OS are you on? How are you
attempting to install it (using an installer, compiling from source, or
what)? What happens when you try??

On 7/9/15, 10:38 AM, "Ikrima Amaireh" <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi all,

After one a few weeks of trying, I could not manage to install radiance
properly. I am almost disappointed! Please any help?

Regards
Ikrima

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