generative modeling for Rhino
first of all i would recommend you to delete one of the kangaroo.gha (they are twice)
As i can see you are using a old geco release (it should have 150kb--> yours 62kb)
maybe you check the version number or you just download the actual release
Thank you so much Thomas! It works now.
I got the order wrong and installed Geco for GH 6 :S
All the best,
I am now trying out the SolarAnalysis example and found problem when working with multiple surfaces. See the attached image 2. It looks fine on the Ecotect analysis but somehow the color shown in Rhino is different. I suppose it is a problem of mapping the values? I could not figure out why, please help.
Eventually I would like to use this plugin to analyse a typical residential tower in Hong Kong and make changes to it.
1. single surface. Rhino receives correct value from Ecotect
Thank you very much,
I need to refine my problem. I understand now I should not use Mesh Surface for a BRep even if I explode it. By meshing the BRep instead, how could I sub-divide each face on the BRep in the same UV manner? In that case I could analyse a particular storey from a building.
Please assume I have the outline of a floor plan and I am thinking to extrude it to get the facade surfaces.
sorry for the late reply,...
attached the file you are asking for.
if you have any question feel free to ask
First, thanks for the wonderful tool you guys developed. I am a beginner in grasshopper as well as GecoGh and enjoying/struggling with these powerful plug-in.
I have a problem with insolation calculation component.
I wanted to run different types and metrics of insolation calculation, but keep having some problem which I can't figure out any solution for.
The attached file has a room with glazing at front and I want to run solar access test on glazing surface. In insolation calculation component, as you know, there are different options to select;
Available insolation calculations [C], and Metrics [M].
The problem is that in the attached file I found no matter what I chose between 'Incident solar radiation on Points & Surface' and 'Solar Absorption/Transmission of Object Surfaces' in [C], or between 'Total incident Radiation' and 'Total Absorbed Radiation' or 'Total Transmitted Radiation' in [M], The resulted values fed back from Ecotect to grasshopper seemed always to be 'Incident solar radiation'.
Would you be kind enough to take a look at the file and see what my problem may be?
I've used version
Rhino 4 SR8
Thank you so much!
Hi Joo Suk,
Thank you for your post and your feedback, very much appreciated!
So one problem in your definition is that you are calling the wrong ID numbers. So the color you are applying to the glazing mesh are the one from the walls. After correcting this fault everything will work fine. Take a look on the attached file and images.
Also be aware about exporting the mesh. with your settings you are creating again and agin the shading geometry inside the file when you change something
It is hardly to belive me that this subject wasn`t discussed till now but I can`t find an answer.
It seems to be easy task - I want to connect the size of overhang with galapagos and chack which size is optimum, but i can`t find a way how to get only the values from the window (i.e. direct solar radiation) by changing the size of the overhang?
two meshexport components
one for windows and deselected in ecotect after export
one for the overhang with [n] set to 1
but be aware that your solution will just try to enlarge the overhang as much as possible until no sun reaches the window anymore. You will have to come up with a design-criteria to get something out of it
Firstly, thank you for the amazing geco components!
Secondly I am using the 'shadow studies interior' example file and I am wanting to calculate the total area of the internal shadows. I have switched the 'change shadow' boolean toggle to false so that the shadows are now coming out as a planar surfaces projection. Then I attempted to use the 'trim with region' component to trim the shadows to the inside of my room. This worked for trimming the curve, but then I couldn't create new trimmed planar surfaces to calculate the area of the interior shadows.
Any ideas on how to set up the definition so I can calculate the total area of the shadows projected into the interior space?
please download the newest release of geco. There was a change in the GH SDK so we had to adapt it accordingly