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Radiance is available at no cost both in source code and as compiled binaries.
Read the current Radiance license before downloading.
Download official release from this server
Should you experience trouble with pre-compiled binaries (e.g. missing shared libraries), try compiling the stuff yourself. Give it a try. It is easy and only requires an ANSI-C compiler:
Download officially released version 4R0 (rad4R0all.tar.gz) (source code and libraries with CSAIL objects)
gunzip < rad4R0all.tar.gz | tar xf -
change to sub-directory
You're all set and the rest of this text shouldn't bother you, unless you're looking for compiled binaries, or the very latest, patched versions (CVS snapshots).
Download from alternate
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) website (Smaller distribution without CSAIL library objects)
Download newer CVS snapshots from this server
As an alternative, download an automatically generated archive, which is a nightly (approx at 05:00 UTC) snapshot of the CVS software management system used to track Radiance development. On UNIX you have the choice of a gzipped tar file or a bzip2 compressed cpio file, whatever you like. These snapshots require a second archive to be downloaded, containing files not in the CVS system, these extra files are termed auxiliary archive.
download the auxiliary archive (see below)
unpack - on UNIX, unpack both archives (tar balls) (unpacks to directory ray) :
| tar xf -
cd ray; ./makeall install
on Windows: use Georg Mischler's SCons scripts and see instructions by Francesco Anselmo
Source code archives and patch files
may not be not fully tested,
but has bugs fixed
packaged files of the HEAD CVS tag,
choose archive type to your liking:
changes from last official release
to current HEAD version
list of changed files
plus auxiliary files (choose one archive type -- includes CSAIL objects)
auxiliary files (e.g. images)
Note: Since January 2005, the tiff library shipped with these auxilary files contains LZW compression again, since the infamous LZW patent, claimed by Unisys, expired.
Stop software patents. They strangle public domain software. And that's what is serving you right now.
Compile options Folks compiling source code:
Check your compiler man page for optimizing options (you probably already done so). For example, using gcc on machines with an Intel Pentium-3/4 or AMD Athlon, setting -O3 -march=pentium3 -mfpmath=sse cuts rendering times approximate by 5% since it uses SSE instructions over standard "387" floating point instructions (current as of October 2004). Other modern cpu architectures offer similar potential. Your mileage may vary and I recommend to compare optimized results with the standard version, - just in case.
binary packages (other Internet sites - no responsibility for their content)
Linux Ubunto 7.10
http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance/dist/rad4R0_linux.tar.gz, rad4R0 release
Mac OS X (10.4+ Universal)
http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance/dist/rad4R0_macosx.tar.gz, rad4R0 release
Windows (using Mingw)
Compiled Radiance on a new platform ? Sent an email to the mailing list to be added here. Thanks!