While working with the sample microscene1 data I encountered some glitches with sample files. I compiled my findings to pass along to other users.
Microscene Dataset Glitches
Material ID numbers 501 and 502 are not listed in the microscene.mat file.
ID 501 is assigned to the GrayPanel.gdb and the ID 502 is assigned to
WhitePanel.gdb. These material IDs need to be added.
2.) I found 2 of the sample cfg files to be cutoff or incomplete.
I copied the information from microscene1/shots/SlantView/slant.cfg to complete the rendering of the scene.
3.) The "StorageShed.obj" has texture maps for its various materials, however the distributed sample files point to emissivity files consisting of a single emissivity curve. The emissivity directory has some multiple curve files which could be expanded and used for the simulation. The files consist of: fake_shingles_driftwood.ems, gravel_roof.ems, fake-wood_ramp.ems, hood2_gray.ems and a vinyl siding emissivity.
Thank you for the feedback. I will be making these changes (and those in bug #294) in our internal copy of Microscene today. Hopefully, I'll have time to package them up in to a new distribution .tgz as well.