[Radiance-general] monitor model upload in Desktop Radiance

Mohamad Tarek Araji maraji2 at uiuc.edu
Wed Mar 21 06:44:46 CET 2007

Hi Rob,

Thanks so much for your help and you are much appreciated. It's great idea if you can create the octree files and forward those to me. 

Best regards.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 22:45:08 -0600
>From: Rob Guglielmetti <rpg at rumblestrip.org>  
>Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] monitor model upload in Desktop Radiance  
>To: Radiance general discussion <radiance-general at radiance-online.org>
>On Mar 20, 2007, at 4:58 PM, Mohamad Tarek Araji wrote:
>> Hi Thomas,
>> It was easy to follow all the steps you mentioned, expect for the  
>> one responsible on how to edit the scale/position of the monitor.  
>> The reason is that I wasn’t able to convert the .rad file to .oct  
>> file. Basically, I have three .rad files for the monitor, not one.  
>> I think one of them is responsible for the positioning/scaling  
>> factor, namely VDTon.rad. When typing in the command prompt (oconv  
>> VDTon.rad > VDTon.oct), I get error massage. I even tried the  
>> option of converting the other .vdt files to .oct, but I got  
>> similar/different error massages. Is there a problem that I’m not  
>> aware of.
>Hmmm, as long as you got everything, you should be able to create the  
>octree.  How are you unpacking these files you got from Greg?  Reason  
>I ask is that Greg sent me that very same monitor model and I was  
>able to work with it, but when I first tried to use it I got errors  
>working on Windows.  There are linefeed issues that can create some  
>problems here, and I suspect that's your problem. I'd send you a  
>frozen octree, but I can't seem to find the source files here on my  
>laptop -- must all be at work (looks like I'm getting my priorities  
>straight).  If you like, I can build a frozen octree tomorrow and  
>mail it to ya, and we can go from there.
>- Rob
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Mohamad T. Araji
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