[Radiance-general] Radiance tool and Atrium daylight simulation
Lars O. Grobe
grobe at gmx.net
Thu Mar 29 12:50:26 CEST 2007
just to add it to the list of options, take a look at Rayfront
(www.schorsch.com) which is a great cross platform tool to both organize
your project and have a nice GUI for everything you want. There is a
demo available on the site, so you can try it out.
Second, as you mentioned that you have to simulate a lot of atriums.
This sounds a bit like a lot of serial and scriptable work. Having a
Linux machine and learning some bash scripting may be more useful here
then clicking in GUIs. If you follow some conventions in you models
(e.g. material/layer names, units, filenames...) then you could automate
a lot of work and concentrate on modeling and interpreting the results
instead of starting simulations from a GUI a hundred times. I personally
like to use make for such stuff, but there are lots of options.
A, and of course, scripting on a Mac is the same as on Linux, Solaris
etc., I am working most of the time on an old Powerbook and send the
bigger processes to some Linux machines (which are faster and better
cooled big pentium4s in my case). So I can actually share the club of
those encouraging you to set up some nice OS X environment for this
Good luck, Lars.
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