I am a new user of Radiance. I basically use Radiance implemented in other software such as RadianceIES in iES_VE. I am trying to understand the daylight analysis carried out using rtrace and rcontrib since these two are provided in RadianceIES for illuminance analysis.
However, I am confused about what parameters are used by these two tools.
Do they use direct sun, diffuse sun, direct sky, diffuce sky?
What type of skies do they use? CIE skies or Daylight Coefficients?
I read that rcontrib uses DCs (correct me if I am wrong). Does it use data from weather files?
Finally I would appreciate it if anyone could suggest any books or papers to understand more about daylight calculations used for static analysis or CBDM.
Also, are there any webinars or online courses presenting Daylight simulation - calculation techniques?
Thank you for your time!