Last Thursday the 360 Rendering and Building Performance Analysis teams released the advanced user controls for illuminance, or light analysis rendering in both Revit and the 360 Rendering Portal.
This next significant improvement in user control of the fast, physically accurate light rendering engine of 360 Rendering brings lighting and daylighting analysis capabilities directly and seamlessly into the Architect’s Revit workflow.
Fast and Accurate!
The rendering engine has been initially validated and benchmarked against both industry standard tools such as Radiance, and against physical measurements from a modeled space. Results show the 360 Rendering engine to yield nearly identical results to a detailed Radiance rendering and to physical measurements, but at significantly faster rendering times than Radiance, on the order of 5 minutes vs 4 hours. This is not to mention the time saved in remodeling an architectural model for use in Radiance or the computer resources saved by rendering in the cloud.Find out all about it.
Initial documentation, including Revit model, view and material settings, is available on the Sustainability Workshop site, supporting their new module on Daylighting Analysis. You can find that HERE.
See the following BPA Blog articles for more information about daylighting analysis and 360 Rendering:
- Daylighting As A Service introduced
- Quantitative Analysis of Lighting from Revit
- Rendering in the Cloud, Under the Hood
- Illuminance in Lighting and Daylighting analysis
As a cloud tool, 360 Rendering is updated often, and we are very active in development of light analysis controls, workflows and the associated Revit elements. Try it out today and let us know what’s most important to you next.