radout problem

Hi,
I am trying to export AutoCAD objects to Radiance, using radout.
Next problem occurs: some object from the file are exported and some not.For all layers (colors) rad files are created, but some of them don't contain any polygon description.
I tried to convert just that "problematic" objects, call radout, select object, and I've got next thing in the prompt:
1 found
1 was filtered out

Some of these objects are complex, but some are rather simple.
Can someone please tell me what might be the problem here, and how could I solve it?

Thanks for your time,
Marija

try to use 3ds instead:
3ds2mgf model.3ds
mgf2rad model.mgf > model.rad

or

export 3ds from autocad
import is again in autocad
use torad
(this procedure just to mesh model elements)

to refine the mesh use (in autocad)
FACETRES = 10

hope it works,
cheers
giulio

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From: Marija
Reply To: Radiance general discussion
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:04 AM
To: Radiance general discussion
Subject: [Radiance-general] radout problem

Hi,
I am trying to export AutoCAD objects to Radiance, using radout.
Next problem occurs: some object from the file are exported and some
not.For
all layers (colors) rad files are created, but some of them don't contain
any polygon description.
I tried to convert just that "problematic" objects, call radout, select
object, and I've got next thing in the prompt:
1 found
1 was filtered out

Some of these objects are complex, but some are rather simple.
Can someone please tell me what might be the problem here, and how could I

solve it?

Thanks for your time,
Marija

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Marija wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to export AutoCAD objects to Radiance, using radout.
Next problem occurs: some object from the file are exported and some not.For
all layers (colors) rad files are created, but some of them don't contain
any polygon description.
I tried to convert just that "problematic" objects, call radout, select
object, and I've got next thing in the prompt:
1 found
1 was filtered out

Some of these objects are complex, but some are rather simple.
Can someone please tell me what might be the problem here, and how could I
solve it?

Most likely, those objects are ACIS solid modelling entities (the
LIST command shows those as "3DSOLID" if I remember correctly).
This type of object is not supported by the free version of
Radout. The best and simplest way to convert them is by using
Rayfront. There are also some workarounds available for
transforming them into "normal" entities first, which may or may
not be practical for you.

-schorsch

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+schorsch.com+ -- lighting design tools -- http://www.schorsch.com/

Incidentally,

I came across a problem with TORAD export recently - if anyone has had
problems trying to export with LAYER names - you need to edit the torad.lsp
file and replace 'setsamplemode' with 'setradsamplemode'.

Leaving the prefix box blank, the rad files will be exported in the current
directory with the layer names.

Tim

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-----Original Message-----
From: Georg Mischler [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 21 December 2004 10:51
To: Radiance general discussion
Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] radout problem

Marija wrote:

Hi,
I am trying to export AutoCAD objects to Radiance, using radout.
Next problem occurs: some object from the file are exported and some

not.For

all layers (colors) rad files are created, but some of them don't contain
any polygon description.
I tried to convert just that "problematic" objects, call radout, select
object, and I've got next thing in the prompt:
1 found
1 was filtered out

Some of these objects are complex, but some are rather simple.
Can someone please tell me what might be the problem here, and how could I
solve it?

Most likely, those objects are ACIS solid modelling entities (the
LIST command shows those as "3DSOLID" if I remember correctly).
This type of object is not supported by the free version of
Radout. The best and simplest way to convert them is by using
Rayfront. There are also some workarounds available for
transforming them into "normal" entities first, which may or may
not be practical for you.

-schorsch

--
Georg Mischler -- simulations developer -- schorsch at schorsch com
+schorsch.com+ -- lighting design tools -- http://www.schorsch.com/

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Thank you for your suggestions.
I solved problem in few steps:
1.import AutoCAD file in 3DStudio Max
2.Export file from 3DStudio to AutoCAD format
3.open file in Auto CAD

Of course, all polygons were triangulated, but conversion to radiance format was successful.

Thank you again,

Marija.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Marija" <[email protected]>
To: "Radiance general discussion" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:04 AM
Subject: [Radiance-general] radout problem

Hi,
I am trying to export AutoCAD objects to Radiance, using radout.
Next problem occurs: some object from the file are exported and some not.For all layers (colors) rad files are created, but some of them don't contain any polygon description.
I tried to convert just that "problematic" objects, call radout, select object, and I've got next thing in the prompt:
1 found
1 was filtered out

Some of these objects are complex, but some are rather simple.
Can someone please tell me what might be the problem here, and how could I solve it?