The Radiance renderer follows an approach that is based upon the UNIX philosophy. Many individual commands are executed on the command line or grouped in scripts, resulting in a flexibility that is not achieveable with graphics-based user interfaces. Those unfamilier with such an approach are advised to start with the UNIX for Radiance document below.
- UNIX for Radiance (PDF document, 428), Rev: 12 Sep 2010
Following are the hand-outs of our Radiance classes that are taught in the Building Simulation modules of an MSc course.
- Radiance Tutorial (PDF document, 2.0MB), Rev: 23 Jan 2012
- Files for the Radiance Tutorial (ZIP archive, 6.3kB)
While the Tutorial above is meant to be read front to back, the Cookbook provides a large number of recipies, many in the form of scripts, that show off some of the weird and wonderful things that can be done with Radiance.
- Radiance Cookbook (PDF document, 4.8MB), Rev: 10 Oct 2014
- Files for the Radiance Cookbook (ZIP archive, 358kB)
Finally, we have a lesson that is definitely not for the faint-of-heart. rtcontrib is a fairly recent piece of Radiance software that provides the ultimate versatility for doing things you thought were impossible.