DIVA Day 2014

Announcing the winner of the first DIVA Day Student Competition:

Salma El Ahmar
Sapienza University of Rome

Congratulations Salma!

And congratulations to our first runner-up:

Niloufar Emami of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


our second runner-up team:

Justin Schwartzoff, Nicole Peterson and Michael Gilbride of The University of Washington IDL

See their winning entries here!

Thank you to all of the students who submitted their work and

everyone who attended DIVA Day 2014! Seattle was a success!

The presentations from the day of the conference website are online now!


What is DIVA-for-Rhino?

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 urban landscapes including Radiation Maps, Photorealistic Renderings, Climate-Based Daylighting MetricsAnnual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.

The DIVA 3.0 Alpha version has been released!

Update: A beta version has been released (, which extends the license until November 15.


Presentations and audio from DIVA Day 2014 have been posted!

DIVA 2.0 New Features

DIVA 2.0 Press Release


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Unexpected file, CD audio track, from daylight grid-based analysis

Started by Anna Maria Atzeri in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Anna Maria Atzeri yesterday. 2 Replies

Hallo everybody,I launched a DIVA simulation for an open space office with detailed dynamic shading control and I expected to find two .ill files: one for the shaded case and one for the unshaded ones, as for the DGP. But at the end of the…Continue


Started by Joseph Nassif in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec yesterday. 4 Replies

hallo everyone, i am just new comer here :)i am having the following problem, i don't know why...i am still on test version for rhino 5 and diva 2.0check attached file, it is poped up every time i need to assign materials....any helpful hint? did i…Continue

Getting error when trying to run metrics on large simulation

Started by Barron Peper in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Barron Peper yesterday. 5 Replies

I am getting the following error when I attempt to run metrics. Before I select anything, I am prompted with:Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime errorError: Path not foundLine: 107Char: 1Code: I'm looking to run some daylight analysis and potentially…Continue

Image files from Radiation Analysis will not open

Started by elizabeth shotton in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by elizabeth shotton on Monday. 2 Replies

My simulations on Diva Radiation maps seem to be working, but when I try to open the saved files, saved as .pic, no photo viewer will open them. What am I missing?EAContinue

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Contour Line Illuminance

Started by Farid Abdulov in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi,I've seen several examples of images with contour line illuminance in radiance but I couldn't do it in DIVA(http://pages.uoregon.edu/hof/s00libr/methodology.html). Can you…Continue

What does the climate based analysis compute?

Started by Renna Dechamps in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Renna Dechamps Oct 23. 2 Replies

From the generated bat file....I see that it runs gen_dc, ds_illumn, and gen_directsunlightDoes this mean it runs an rtrace at everytime in the schedule (for example every hour from 8-6) and build the standard octtree similar to point in time…Continue

Tags: daysim, radiance, daylighting


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