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Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design. Ladybug allows you to: import and analyze standard weather data in Grasshopper; draw diagrams like Sun-path, wind-rose, radiation-rose, etc; customize the diagrams in several ways; run radiation analysis, shadow studies, and view analysis for your design inside Grasshopper!
Ladybug only works on Rhino 5.0. Unfortunately, there is no version for Rhino 4. You can download an evaluation version of Rhino 5 for free. You also need to have GHPython 5.0. 1.0 and Grasshopper 0.9.0014 or higher installed on your system.
Ladybug started by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at https://github.com/mostaphaRoudsari/ladybug.
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What is Ladybug?
Ladybug is a free and open source environmental plugin for Grasshopper to help designers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design. The initial step in the design process should be the weather data analysis; a thorough understanding of the weather data will, more likely, lead designers to high-performance design decisions.
Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) in Grasshopper and provides a variety of 2D and 3D designer-friendly interactive graphics to support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design. The tool also provides further support for designers to test their initial design options for implications from radiation and sunlight-hours analyses results. Integration with Grasshopper allows for an almost instantaneous feedback on design modifications, and as it runs within the design environment, the information and analysis is interactive.
So much information but… What does it do, put simply?
Ladybug allows you to: import and analyze standard weather data in Grasshopper; draw diagrams like Sun-path, wind-rose, radiation-rose, etc; customize the diagrams in several ways; run radiation analysis, shadow studies, and view analysis for your design inside Grasshopper!
Ok! I like it. How do I start?
Ladybug is great! How can I support it?
I know Python. Does it make any difference?
Yes! It does. You can be part of Ladybug development and make a big difference! Simply fork Ladybug repository in GitHub (make a copy of the source code for yourself), or use the unlocked components, develop your own components or modify the available components and share it back to the community.
How is Ladybug licensed?
Ladybug started by Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at https://github.com/mostaphaRoudsari/ladybug.
It means you can copy, distribute and transmit the work or remix it to adapt the work. You can also use it to make commercial use of the work, BUT you must attribute that the work is based on Ladybug, and if you alter, transform, or build upon Ladybug, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license. This process will ensure that Ladybug and its future versions will stay free and accessible for everyone.
I want to thank my friends at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, who helped me so much during the process with their support and comments. Special thanks to Michelle Pak for proofreading much of the text.
Last, but definitely not least, I want to thank all the amazing Grasshopper community that produced and shared the amazing body of knowledge at Grasshopper3D.com. I learned so much from you guys! Thanks and have fun with the ‘bug! :)
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Started by Mostapha Sadeghipour. Last reply by Mostapha Sadeghipour May 6.
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Started by Nada Radwan. Last reply by Mostapha Sadeghipour May 2.