view types in rview

Newbie question #2 (in a series):

In rview, when I try to change my view, the first prompt
that comes up is "view type (v)". What are my other
options, from the rview command line? I looked in the
html formatted man pages on the CD-ROM that came with
the book, but it does not go into it there.

Whicl leads me to question #3. How can I get the man
pages working from the command line if I loaded the pre-
compiled binaries? Are they there, and I just need to set
a link or something? Or do I need to compile from source
for that stuff to get installed? I've been using the CD-
ROM stuff, but I'd like to have commandline access to it
and also read up on the holodeck (assuming there's a
man page for it).

Sorry for this sudden barrage of newbie questions. I
hope to have more challenging ones for you all later on...

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Rob Guglielmetti <[email protected]>
    http://home.earthlink.net/~rpg777

Hi Rob,

The view types are not defined in the rview man page, but they are described in the rpict one. They are:

v: perspective view
l: parallel view
h: hemispherical fisheye
c: cylindrical (panorama)

These along with the other view parameters are covered pretty well in the rpict manual page, which you should probably read through at some point, daunting as that is...

If you want to access the Radiance man pages from the command line, you should set the MANPATH variable in your .cshrc file. For example, if you installed Radiance in /usr/local/share/ray, you could set the following in your ~/.cshrc file:

setenv MANPATH /usr/local/share/ray/doc/man:${MANPATH}

Then, typing "man rpict" on the command line should give you the rpict man page. Unfortunately, OS X seems to wrap on the lines, totally screwing up the format, and I haven't figured out how to fix that. You're probably better off with the HTML pages, except for new programs and ones that have changed. You can find out how new the man pages are with:

% ls -lt /usr/local/share/ray/doc/man/man1

-Greg

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a: angular fisheye

Newbie question #2 (in a series):

In rview, when I try to change my view, the first prompt
that comes up is "view type (v)". What are my other
options, from the rview command line? I looked in the
html formatted man pages on the CD-ROM that came with
the book, but it does not go into it there.

Whicl leads me to question #3. How can I get the man
pages working from the command line if I loaded the pre-
compiled binaries? Are they there, and I just need to set
a link or something? Or do I need to compile from source
for that stuff to get installed? I've been using the CD-
ROM stuff, but I'd like to have commandline access to it
and also read up on the holodeck (assuming there's a
man page for it).

Sorry for this sudden barrage of newbie questions. I
hope to have more challenging ones for you all later on...

         ====================
Rob Guglielmetti <[email protected]>