su2rad export problem

Hello,

I have a problem with su2rad. I am using SketchUp Make 2015 and
su2rad_daysim_r03. Unfortunately, the export doesn't work, neither by
colour/layer nor by "daysim".

Exports by colour and by layer generate the .rif file and a few directories,
but as I try to import it into daysim, the following error message appears:

"Cannot find files:

.\radiance\medium

.\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb

.\1)"

Export by "daysim" doesn't work at all. The following error message appears:

"Error reading file: prefs.dat"

Moreover, the material assignment doesn't work as well. It's impossible to
drop the radiance materials over the SketchUp elements.

Can anybody help me? I would really appreciate it.

Weidenmeise

Hi Marzena

Please update to the latest release su2rad_2014.0.0. This should fix the
problem. You can download it via the link below:

Regards,

Thomas

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On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Marzena Husser < [email protected]> wrote:

Hello,

I have a problem with su2rad. I am using SketchUp Make 2015 and
su2rad_daysim_r03. Unfortunately, the export doesn’t work, neither by
colour/layer nor by “daysim”.

Exports by colour and by layer generate the .rif file and a few
directories, but as I try to import it into daysim, the following error
message appears:

“Cannot find files:

…\radiance\medium

…\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb

…\1)”

Export by “daysim” doesn’t work at all. The following error message
appears:

“Error reading file: prefs.dat”

Moreover, the material assignment doesn’t work as well. It’s impossible to
drop the radiance materials over the SketchUp elements.

Can anybody help me? I would really appreciate it.

Weidenmeise

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Dear Thomas,

unfortunately it doesn’t help. I’ve already tried it out with SketchUp Make 2015 and 2016. Could there possibly be any problem with the “Make” version or with my Windows version? I use Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 (64-bit). I would be grateful for any hint.

Best regards,
Marzena

···

Von: Thomas Bleicher [mailto:[email protected]]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 17. April 2016 15:16
An: Radiance general discussion
Cc: DAYSIM discussion
Betreff: Re: [Radiance-general] su2rad export problem

Hi Marzena

Please update to the latest release su2rad_2014.0.0. This should fix the problem. You can download it via the link below:

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/pewocv4df0i2i05/su2rad_2014.0.0.rbz> https://www.dropbox.com/s/pewocv4df0i2i05/su2rad_2014.0.0.rbz

Regards,

Thomas

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Marzena Husser < <mailto:[email protected]> [email protected]> wrote:
Hello,

I have a problem with su2rad. I am using SketchUp Make 2015 and su2rad_daysim_r03. Unfortunately, the export doesn’t work, neither by colour/layer nor by “daysim”.
Exports by colour and by layer generate the .rif file and a few directories, but as I try to import it into daysim, the following error message appears:
“Cannot find files:
…\radiance\medium
…\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb
…\1)”
Export by “daysim” doesn’t work at all. The following error message appears:
“Error reading file: prefs.dat”

Moreover, the material assignment doesn’t work as well. It’s impossible to drop the radiance materials over the SketchUp elements.

Can anybody help me? I would really appreciate it.

Weidenmeise

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Hi

I just tried it with SketchUp Make 2016 on a Windows 10 system. I'm pretty
sure there isn't a general problem with Windows 7 or I'd have heard about
it by now.

Can you try to export again with the Ruby console window open, please?
There should be some information when the script starts and especially when
there is an error. Please copy the output and send it over.

Regards,
Thomas

···

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 7:27 AM, Ma <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear Thomas,

unfortunately it doesn’t help. I’ve already tried it out with SketchUp
Make 2015 and 2016. Could there possibly be any problem with the “Make”
version or with my Windows version? I use Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack
1 (64-bit). I would be grateful for any hint.

Best regards,

Marzena

*Von:* Thomas Bleicher [mailto:[email protected]]
*Gesendet:* Sonntag, 17. April 2016 15:16
*An:* Radiance general discussion
*Cc:* DAYSIM discussion
*Betreff:* Re: [Radiance-general] su2rad export problem

Hi Marzena

Please update to the latest release su2rad_2014.0.0. This should fix the
problem. You can download it via the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pewocv4df0i2i05/su2rad_2014.0.0.rbz

Regards,

Thomas

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Marzena Husser < > [email protected]> wrote:

Hello,

I have a problem with su2rad. I am using SketchUp Make 2015 and
su2rad_daysim_r03. Unfortunately, the export doesn’t work, neither by
colour/layer nor by “daysim”.

Exports by colour and by layer generate the .rif file and a few
directories, but as I try to import it into daysim, the following error
message appears:

“Cannot find files:

…\radiance\medium

…\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb

…\1)”

Export by “daysim” doesn’t work at all. The following error message
appears:

“Error reading file: prefs.dat”

Moreover, the material assignment doesn’t work as well. It’s impossible to
drop the radiance materials over the SketchUp elements.

Can anybody help me? I would really appreciate it.

Weidenmeise

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Radiance-general mailing list
[email protected]
http://www.radiance-online.org/mailman/listinfo/radiance-general

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Dear Thomas,

Su2rad seems to miss “convert.exe”, which doesn’t appear in the SketchUp folder even after the reinstallation of the plugin. Below you can find the report from the Ruby console.

It would be great if you knew how to fix the problem. Thank you for your help!

RunTimeConfig.initialize()

RunTimeConfig: initPaths() ...

  searching 'replmarks.exe' ...

  => found 'replmarks.exe' in 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/bin/WIN'

  searching 'convert.exe' ...

  ... skipping system folder 'C:\Windows\system32'

  ... skipping system folder 'C:\Windows\System32\Wbem'

  ... skipping system folder 'C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\'

  => application 'convert.exe' not found

  searching 'ra_ppm.exe' ...

  => found 'ra_ppm.exe' in 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/bin/WIN'

  searching 'obj2mesh.exe' ...

  => found 'obj2mesh.exe' in 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/bin/WIN'

WARNING: path for CONVERT does not exist ('')

### su2rad.rb export ###

searching in 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/ray'

130 materials in file 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/ray/K_and_E.rad'

69 materials in file 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/ray/materials.rad'

33 materials in file 'C:/Users/ilkkrola/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/su2radlib/ray/ral.rad'

=> materials total: 232

        plastic: 212

          metal: 4

          glass: 12

        texfunc: 2

     brightfunc: 1

          alias: 1

[W] 'convert' not found => disabling 'textures' options

### finished: 2016-04-20 17:27:48 +0200 ###

### status: running (groups=0, faces=7) ###

untitled1.zip (108 KB)

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Von: Thomas Bleicher [mailto:[email protected]]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. April 2016 03:58
An: Radiance general discussion
Betreff: Re: [Radiance-general] su2rad export problem

Hi

I just tried it with SketchUp Make 2016 on a Windows 10 system. I'm pretty sure there isn't a general problem with Windows 7 or I'd have heard about it by now.

Can you try to export again with the Ruby console window open, please? There should be some information when the script starts and especially when there is an error. Please copy the output and send it over.

Regards,

Thomas

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 7:27 AM, Ma <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> > wrote:

Dear Thomas,

unfortunately it doesn’t help. I’ve already tried it out with SketchUp Make 2015 and 2016. Could there possibly be any problem with the “Make” version or with my Windows version? I use Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 (64-bit). I would be grateful for any hint.

Best regards,

Marzena

Von: Thomas Bleicher [mailto:[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> ]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 17. April 2016 15:16
An: Radiance general discussion
Cc: DAYSIM discussion
Betreff: Re: [Radiance-general] su2rad export problem

Hi Marzena

Please update to the latest release su2rad_2014.0.0. This should fix the problem. You can download it via the link below:

Regards,

Thomas

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Marzena Husser <[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> > wrote:

Hello,

I have a problem with su2rad. I am using SketchUp Make 2015 and su2rad_daysim_r03. Unfortunately, the export doesn’t work, neither by colour/layer nor by “daysim”.

Exports by colour and by layer generate the .rif file and a few directories, but as I try to import it into daysim, the following error message appears:

“Cannot find files:

…\radiance\medium

…\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb

…\1)”

Export by “daysim” doesn’t work at all. The following error message appears:

“Error reading file: prefs.dat”

Moreover, the material assignment doesn’t work as well. It’s impossible to drop the radiance materials over the SketchUp elements.

Can anybody help me? I would really appreciate it.

Weidenmeise

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Picking this thread back up on the mailing list to present the solution:

First of all: Please check https://github.com/tbleicher/su2rad/releases for
updates to the su2rad exporter. The current release is 2014.0.0.

The problem is not with su2rad but with DAYSIM and its limited
understanding of the Radiance scene file format. The errors messages

“Cannot find files:

…\radiance\medium

…\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb

…\1)”

show that DAYSIM interprets instructions for 'rad' like AMBFILE etc as
scene files. Some documentation on how to import Radiance files
successfully would be useful.

The way how I managed to do it in the end is this:

   - Open Daysim and create or open a project
   - Use the geometry import option to import **.mat, *.rad, *.sky* files
   - Select the *'materials.rad'* file from the su2rad export folder and
   click the *'Add'* button. (The file will be listed in the box).
   - Select the scene files from the* 'objects'* directory one by one and
   click the *'Add'* button each time.
   - When all files are added to the list, continue with the import. Daysim
   will now convert the materials and geometry.

This will only work if the scene has been exported 'by material' or 'by
layer'. A nested export of SU groups and components will not work. IIRC the
'daysim' option in su2rad was created to provide a 'flat' single file
export option that simplifies the import into Daysim but I have to check
the source again.

···

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Marzena Husser < [email protected]> wrote:

Hello,

I have a problem with su2rad. I am using SketchUp Make 2015 and
su2rad_daysim_r03. Unfortunately, the export doesn’t work, neither by
colour/layer nor by “daysim”.

Exports by colour and by layer generate the .rif file and a few
directories, but as I try to import it into daysim, the following error
message appears:

“Cannot find files:

…\radiance\medium

…\radiance\ambfiles\untitled1.amb

…\1)”

Export by “daysim” doesn’t work at all. The following error message
appears:

“Error reading file: prefs.dat”

Moreover, the material assignment doesn’t work as well. It’s impossible to
drop the radiance materials over the SketchUp elements.

Can anybody help me? I would really appreciate it.

Weidenmeise

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