Radiance Control Panel

Radiance Control Panel logo.

A front-end to the Radiance Synthetic Imaging System developed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. It is an excellent public domain command-line tool for radiosity-based lighting simulation. The role of The Radiance Control Panel is simply to automate some of the more mundane tasks when using Radiance, once a model has been created.

Keywords

radiance, lighting, daylighting, ray tracing, glare

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Compared to what you need to run Radiance... "High level of computer literacy required; 4 days training, minimum" ... very little expertise required.

Users

Over 200 users worldwide

Audience

Architects, lighting engineers & building designers.

Input

Reads Radiance Instruction Files (.RIF) and Radiance Model Data(.RAD) files.

Output

Saves .RIF files as well as DOS Batch (.BAT) files to control the Radiance run.

Computer Platform

Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 & XP

Programming Language

C++

Strengths

Automates some of the more mundane tasks required to generate Radiance images. Can be used with very little knowledge of Radiance.

Weaknesses

No help file at this stage. Desktop Radiance must already be installed.

Contact

Company:

C/O Centre for Research in the Built Environment

Address:

Cardiff University
Bute Building, King Edward VIII Ave
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3NB
United Kingdom

Telephone:

+44 (29) 2087 5977

Facsimile:

+44 (29) 2087 4623

E-mail:

sales@squ1.com

Website:

http://www.squ1.com

Availability

Free, go to FREE STUFF > FREEWARE > Radiance Control Panel in the main menu of the Square One web site to download.