Win Users and Radiance & Radiance Knowledge Base

Hi Valère, and all.

I tried to summarise the possibilities to convert from AutoCAD to Radiance
on this wiki page:
http://www.bozzograo.net/radiancewiki/doku.php/converting_models_from_autocad_to_radiance

Also, I put some quick links to Blender to Radiance exporters here:
http://www.bozzograo.net/radiancewiki/doku.php/blender_exporters

If you're interested in b/rad, please subscribe to the mailing list
http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/brad and send your questions there.
The b/rad presentation page
http://www.bozzograo.net/radiance/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=1
has an introduction that I hope is useful enough to get the programme working.

This message is also my "official" announcement of the "Radiance Knowledge Base"
wiki. Feel free to register yourselves and add the bits of Radiance related
information that you think are more relevant for our growing community.

I have started putting the skeleton proposed by Greg 10 months ago (time is running!)
http://www.radiance-online.org/pipermail/radiance-general/2006-October/004054.html

I welcome your comments and contributions to the documentation. There is so
much information scattered across the mailing list posts!

Ciao for now,

Francesco

Francesco Anselmo wrote:

Hi Valère, and all.

I tried to summarise the possibilities to convert from AutoCAD to Radiance
on this wiki page:
http://www.bozzograo.net/radiancewiki/doku.php/converting_models_from_autocad_to_radiance

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I welcome your comments and contributions to the documentation. There is so
much information scattered across the mailing list posts!
  
This is great, Francesco! Did I miss a meeting, or did you just set this up?? That's a great idea to pull key posts from the mailing list, distill them and place them in your wiki. It's a good way to initially populate the wiki with good content. Great job!

Is the graphic on the masthead a close-up of one of Mark Stock's cool renderings, or is that something you did yourself?

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Rob Guglielmetti
www.rumblestrip.org

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your feedback!

This is great, Francesco! Did I miss a meeting, or did you just set
this up?? That's a great idea to pull key posts from the mailing list,
distill them and place them in your wiki. It's a good way to initially
populate the wiki with good content. Great job!

I think that the idea of a collaborative effort to put together the
Radiance documentation has been now around for quite a while, and
briefly discussed during the past workshop.
I just thought it is about time to start working on it ...
Have you tried to register your account? :wink:

Is the graphic on the masthead a close-up of one of Mark Stock's cool
renderings, or is that something you did yourself?

As your eye has already suggested, it is largely inspired by Mark's
magnificent work, but it is only one of my naive attempts, I'm afraid
:-/
It would be nice if each page had some pictures of random Radiance
artwork, any volunteers?

Among the others ideas discussed, there was the possibility to formalise
our community by starting a "Radiance foundation" (à la Apache
http://www.apache.org/ for example), that is a non-profit/charity
organisation that organises and manages Radiance related projects
(like further development, setting up a wiki, writing documentation,
organising workshops and so on ...) and can receive donations:
http://wiki.oss-watch.ac.uk/SustainableOpenSource

But this is a different story ...

Ciao!

Francesco