Design Integration Laboratory
Architecture 410/510 - Matthews
a d i a n c e
Quick Start Notes
Build your 3D model. Think about the daylighting of the space you'll be rendering.
2) For good practice,
Set a view for your rendering, and
Note for Power Macintosh Users: The Radiance Export function in DesignWorkshop PPC (v 1.2 through v 1.2.2)
is damaged. To successfully export Radiance data on a Power Macintosh, you need to use the Universal version
of DesignWorkshop 1.1. (Because of the different internal number formats, regular DesignWorkshop 1.1 won't work on a Power Mac.)
The universal version is available free on request to all registered owners
of DesignWorkshop, from
Artifice, Inc., 541-345-7421, 1342 High Street, Eugene, Oregon.
4) Using the DW 3D crosshair
and the absolute coordinates
fields, measure and record the zone of interest, as 6 numbers in order:
Xmax, Ymin, Ymax, Zmin, Zmax.
a copy of
"sample.rif". Copying from
.rpict.sh, and pasting into the
.rif file, edit the view parameters, base filename (in four places), and zone
of interest to match your project. Save the .rif file as "
6) Log onto "darkwing.uoregon.edu", using
your own username and password, and create a new directory for your rendering files.
Then move to that directory
Log onto "darkwing.uoregon.edu", using your own username
and password, and set your directory to
using the Mac-style
d into the directory
Enter the command to run the rendering calculation
9) Check the progress of your rendering
10) When the rendering is done, it automatically
normalizes the image. Convert the normalized image to a PICT file
.pict file (a binary file) from Darkwing
to your Macintosh. For best results, in the Fetch save file dialog box, set the file type to "PICT" and the creator
to "8BIM" (for Photoshop). (Note--the type and creator codes are case-sensitive.)
Double-click on the PICT file, or use the
command to open the PICT file if necessary, and save it as whatever you
Example Simple Image
Example .rif file -- Basic
improved typical rif file--950403.kmm
# for running Radiance
using the "rad"
# with view extracted from DW exported x.rpict.sh
# and with zone
x min, max y min, max z min, max
# determined manually in DW for the DW
view= -vtv -vp
83.3368 4.59703 6 -vd -1.55177 -4.6648 0 -vu 0 0 1 -vh 75 -vv 75 -vs 0 -vl 0
Interior 41 105 -23 20 -1 19
REPORT= 2 progress
rev. KMM 951120
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