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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Getting error when trying to run metrics on large simulation

Started by Barron Peper in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

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

Contour Line Illuminance

Started by Farid Abdulov in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 11 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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

Point-In-Time vs Climate Analysis

Started by Christopher Ray in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec yesterday. 3 Replies

If I am looking for a day lighting analysis at a specific time; I believe DIVA gives me two options to do this.  The first is a point-in-time illuminance and the second is a grid based climate analysis using a modified schedule.  I'm wondering which…Continue

Radiance Texture Material

Started by Sabrina Fairchild in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Sabrina Fairchild yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone,For days I am trying to learn how to apply a texture to the geometries in Diva for Rhino. However, according to the Radiance Cookbook and this tutorial…Continue

Tags: colorpict, Texture

Luminaire not showing in the Materials menu

Started by Arthur Mani in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Arthur Mani on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Hello,I am following the steps of this tutorial to simulate IES luminaire:http://diva4rhino.com/page/simulating-luminaires-with-ies-filesHowever on Step 5, after loading…Continue

Tags: IES, luminaire


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