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Radiance Manual Pages

The following are the manual pages of the Radiance command line tools as included with Rayfront, both in HTML and PDF format.

Note that not all of those programs may be present for all platforms. Some programs are from external sources and not part of the original Radiance distribution. Rayfront makes internal use of a number of the programs from this list, and obviates a few others. The full set of binaries and their manpages is included for convenience and for the better understanding of the underlying simulation system. Using any of them may or may not make sense in the context of this package.

arch2rad - (pdf)
convert Architrion text file to Radiance description
bgraph - (pdf)
do a set of batch graphs to a metafile
calc - (pdf)
do a set of batch graphs to a metafile
cnt - (pdf)
index counter
compamb - (pdf)
compute good ambient value for a rad input file
cv - (pdf)
convert between metafile formats
dayfact - (pdf)
compute illuminance and daylight factor on workplane
dgraph - (pdf)
do a set of graphs to a dumb terminal
ev - (pdf)
evaluate expressions
falsecolor - (pdf)
make a false color Radiance picture
findglare - (pdf)
locate glare sources in a Radiance scene
gcomp - (pdf)
do computations on a graph file.
genblinds - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of venetian blinds
genbox - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of a box
genclock - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of a clock
genprism - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of a prism
genpyr - (pdf)
Generate a Radiance description of a square based pyramid
genrev - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of surface of revolution
genshell - (pdf)
Generate a Radiance description of a membrane
gensky - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of the sky
gensurf - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of a curved surface
genwedge - (pdf)
Generate a Radiance description of a wedge
genworm - (pdf)
generate a Radiance description of a functional worm
getbbox - (pdf)
compute bounding box for Radiance scene
getinfo - (pdf)
get header information from a Radiance file
glare - (pdf)
perform glare and visual comfort calculations
glarendx - (pdf)
calculate glare index
glrad - (pdf)
render a Radiance scene using OpenGL
histo - (pdf)
compute 1-dimensional histogram of N data columns
ies2rad - (pdf)
convert IES luminaire data to Radiance description
igraph - (pdf)
interactive graphing program
imagew - (pdf)
output metafile to Apple Imagewriter
impress - (pdf)
convert metafile to imPress language for imagen
lam - (pdf)
laminate lines of multiple files
lampcolor - (pdf)
compute spectral radiance for diffuse emitter
lookamb - (pdf)
examine ambient file values
macbethcal - (pdf)
compute color compensation based on measured Macbeth chart
meta - (pdf)
simplified interface to metafile(5)
meta2tga - (pdf)
convert metafile to Targa image format
metafile - (pdf)
graphics command interface, similar to plot(5)
mgf2meta - (pdf)
convert Materials and Geometry Format file to Metafile graphics
mgf2rad - (pdf)
convert Materials and Geometry Format file to Radiance description
mkillum - (pdf)
compute illum sources for a Radiance scene
mx80 - (pdf)
output metafile to Epson mx-80
neat - (pdf)
neaten up output columns
normpat - (pdf)
normalize Radiance pictures for use as patterns.
normtiff - (pdf)
tone-map and convert Radiance picture or SGILOG TIFF to RGB TIFF
obj2rad - (pdf)
convert Wavefront .obj file to Radiance description
objline - (pdf)
create metafile line drawings of Radiance object(s)
objview - (pdf)
view Radiance object(s)
oconv - (pdf)
create an octree from a Radiance scene description
pcomb - (pdf)
combine Radiance pictures.
pcompos - (pdf)
composite Radiance pictures.
pcond - (pdf)
condition a Radiance picture for output
pdfblur - (pdf)
generate views for depth-of-field blurring
pexpand - (pdf)
expand requested commands in metafile
pextrem - (pdf)
find minimum and maximum values in Radiance picture
pfilt - (pdf)
filter a Radiance picture
pflip - (pdf)
flip a Radiance picture.
phisto - (pdf)
compute a luminance histogram from one or more Radiance pictures
pinterp - (pdf)
interpolate/extrapolate view from pictures
plotin - (pdf)
convert plot(5) to metafile(5) primitives
pmblur - (pdf)
generate views for camera motion blurring
protate - (pdf)
rotate a Radiance picture.
psign - (pdf)
produce a Radiance picture from text.
psmeta - (pdf)
convert metafile to PostScript
psort - (pdf)
sort primitives in metafile as requested
pvalue - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from alternate formats
ra_bn - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from Barneyscan image
ra_gif - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to Compuserve GIF
ra_pict - (pdf)
convert Radiance pictures to Macintosh PICT files
ra_ppm - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from a Poskanzer Portable
ra_pr - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from pixrect rasterfile
ra_pr24 - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from 24-bit rasterfile
ra_ps - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to a PostScript file
ra_rgbe - (pdf)
convert between different Radiance picture types
ra_t16 - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from Targa 16 or 24-bit image file
ra_t8 - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from Targa 8-bit image file
ra_tiff - (pdf)
convert Radiance picture to/from a TIFF color or greyscale image
ra_xyze - (pdf)
convert between Radiance RGBE and XYZE formats
rad - (pdf)
render a Radiance scene
rad2mgf - (pdf)
convert Radiance scene description to Materials and Geometry Format
raddepend - (pdf)
find Radiance scene dependencies
ranimate - (pdf)
compute a Radiance animation
rcalc - (pdf)
record calculator
replmarks - (pdf)
replace triangular markers in a Radiance scene description
rpict - (pdf)
generate a Radiance picture
rpiece - (pdf)
render pieces of a Radiance picture
rtrace - (pdf)
trace rays in Radiance scene
rview - (pdf)
generate Radiance images interactively
t4014 - (pdf)
output metafile to Tektronix t4014 graphics terminal
tabfunc - (pdf)
convert table to functions for rcalc, etc.
thf2rad - (pdf)
convert GDS things file to Radiance description
tmesh2rad - (pdf)
convert a triangular mesh to a Radiance scene description
total - (pdf)
sum up columns
trad - (pdf)
graphical user interface to Radiance rad(1) program
ttyimage - (pdf)
Radiance driver for dumb ASCII terminal
vgaimage - (pdf)
Radiance picture display program for VGA
vwrays - (pdf)
compute rays for a given picture or view
vwright - (pdf)
normalize a Radiance view, shift it to the right
x11meta - (pdf)
output metafile graphics to X11
xform - (pdf)
transform a Radiance scene description
xglaresrc - (pdf)
dislpay glare sources under X11
ximage - (pdf)
Radiance driver for X window system
xshowtrace - (pdf)
interactively show rays traced on Radiance image under X11

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