Posts tagged "Rhino"
ALFA - A New Circadian Lighting Design Software

ALFA – A New Circadian Lighting Design Software

The team from Solemma (Diva for Rhino) has announced the release of ALFA, a new circadian lighting design software for architects and lighting professionals. ALFA is the result of a year-long collaboration with sleep experts at Harvard Medical School and the Alertness CRC in Australia. The program supports the calculation of circadian lux from the...

Ladybug Tools and Green Building XML: Open Source Tools for Building Analysis (Webinar Recording)

A recording of a live webinar of Ladybug Tools with emphasis on Green Building XML and the new web-based gbXML viewer. This Carmel Software webinar is targeted toward energy modelers, engineers, architects, software vendors, and generally anyone who is interested in viewing the latest in Ladybug Tool workflows with an emphasis on integration with Green...
Calculate Whole Building LCA and Health Impacts of a Rhino Model

Calculate Whole Building LCA and Health Impacts of a Rhino Model

I love this approach to LCA, simple and accessible … I am looking forward seeing this come to Revit based on the material takeoff schedule? Here are two statistics to chew on: 1. In the U.S., buildings account for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, 30% of raw materials use, and 30% of waste output (136...
Tortuga - a Global Warming Potential Evaluator for Grasshopper

Tortuga – a Global Warming Potential Evaluator for Grasshopper

Tortuga evaluates the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of your model. It provides a material editor which applies materials from the Ökobau.dat database to Grasshopper geometries. The database contains a huge variety of construction materials and processes including lifecycle and GWP data. Tortuga will display calculated GWP values and colorize the geometry accordingly. It provides a...
Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data

Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data

Presentation 1 Title: Dhour – Grasshopper Based Visualization Toolkit Kyle Steinfeld, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley This presentation will detail a new prototyping visualization toolkit called “Dhour”, developed for the Grasshopper visual programming environment, which enables the situational development of information graphics. By enabling more nuanced and customizable views of complex...
New Version of Mr.Comfy Released

New Version of Mr.Comfy Released

Mr.Comfy is a Grasshopper3d component, written in Python, that allows designers to interactively visualize thermal building simulation results data in Rhino3d design models. Instead of using charts or tabular data, energy consumption, comfort and any other available performance report variable are directly displayed through color-coded surfaces (and numeric values) where they occur – in the...
Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper

Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper

The Archsim Energy Modeling component for Grasshopper allows you to quickly create multi-zone energy models and simulations for building design. The tool comes with an abstract thermal model class library and various functions such as “early design auto-zoning”, “automated intersections” etc. that assist you with model creation, simulation and result visualization.  Currently, supported simulation engines...

Vasari Talk – Design and Analysis Webinars

Have you missed many of those webinars lately too? In this post I am trying to consolidate all of the available Vasari Talk videos from the Autodesk wikihelp site. Come back again to check for updates … Vasari Talk Session 19: How Accurate are Vasari Analysis Tool “In this episode, we will discuss Vasari’s various...
Chameleon: Grasshopper-Revit Geometry Transfer and Edit Params

Chameleon: Grasshopper-Revit Geometry Transfer and Edit Params

Chameleon is a plugin for both Grasshopper and Revit with a focus on interoperability, simulation, and efficient practice workflows. Chameleon’s main advantage is its ability to facilitate easy transfer of geometric data between Grasshopper and Autodesk Revit, but also includes other valuable tools to make life easier, both in Grasshopper and Revit. Chameleon is currently...

Grashopper to Revit via IFC and Revit Addon

Demonstration and Explanation of progress to import IFC files into Revit from Parametric models in Grasshopper. Uses new Revit Addon from Geometry Gym. Files available from http://geometrygym.blogspot.com
DIVA-for-Rhino Version 2.0 Released

DIVA-for-Rhino Version 2.0 Released

DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for the Rhinoceros – Nurbs modeler. The plug-in was initially developed at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is now distributed and developed by Solemma LLC. DIVA-for-Rhino allows users to carry out a series of environmental performance evaluations of individual buildings and...

Grasshopper to Ecotect Connection with GECO

This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the GECO plugin to get live feedback from a Grasshopper script.