I’ll address the questions in order. If I cannot answer a question I will try to breakdown exactly why I cannot.
Q1. When you orientate the lights using points, does the distance between source and aim points play a role in the results you get?
A1. Could you post a screenshot of what “aim” you refer to. If “aim” refers to an indicator of surface orientation, and that indicator is visually distant from the surface assigned the lamp material, then probably not.
Q2: When you use the orientation and tilt params, what is the rotation direction for both?
A2: I believe this question refers to the direction honeybee sets as the default orientation of a lamp IES file. View the lamp in the Rhino 6 “top view” to determine the correct orientation. I believe Rhino 6/Honeybee by default renders the lamp such that the “top view” displays the lamp rotation with respect to the x axis. Finally, the lamp illuminated surface is on the bottom of a surface, facing the negative z axis.
3Q: Why am I getting this result? Is it because aim points could be in a messed up order in connection to source points? Is it because of the length between the 2 points? Something else entirely?
3A: Um… what result exactly?
4Q. If I have 2 meshes as geometry I want to use, how do you “combine” them?
4A. Perhaps render the surfaces as a single surface in Rhino 6 and then assign the geometry as a mesh in Honeybee? I have never attempted rendering a non-flat or discontinuous mesh.
5Q. How can I get the legend to appear and show me results in the falsecolor gif?
5A. Based on the other couple of forums on this topic, install Radiance 5.1
6Q. What kind of geometry is needed in order to display the Luminaire Web, Axes and Poly?
6A. If your question is what kind of inputs drawLuminaireWeb, drawLuminaireWeb, drawLuminaireAxis, and drawLuminairePoly takes, the answer is that drawLuminaireAxis takes a float or an ‘true’ booleen, and drawLuminairePoly takes a float or ‘true’ booleen. If your question is what kind of file you need to pass into the IES Luminaire panel, the answer is a .ies filetype.