Release of DIVA-4.0 Beta
This message has been a long time coming! We are pleased to announce the availability of the DIVA-4.0 public beta for download. The DIVA Grasshopper tools have been completely revamped for this release. We have added Archsim for multi-zone energy modelling, and fully coupled lighting and energy simulations are now possible! There are many simulation workflow improvements and interface improvements as well. DIVA-4.0 also features some great updates to the 3.0 version, including hybrid luminance images with illuminance contours, inclusion of the Utah colored sky model by Mark Stock on Windows and the photon mapping forward ray tracing module.
Download the beta installer, and let us know your thoughts in the comments or via e-mail to email@example.com. Please rename your C:\DIVA\ folder to C:\DIVA-3.0\ before running the installer.
Daylighting and Energy Modelling Training with DIVA-4.0
If you would like to learn the basics of lighting calculations, advanced parametric workflows or about lighting measurement using high dynamic range photography, join us for training sessions at this year's Passive and Low Energy Architecture conference, PLEA in Los Angeles. More details on the training sessions can be found in our blog post. Register for PLEA and the training soon.
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 Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.
I have a problem , I start the example file for radiation analys and I get this error message from the component.the process cannot access the file Temp-011971.oct because it is being used by another process.Many thanks in advance for your…Continue
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Hi Everyone,Alstan has put some great work into making it possible to import .ies files into your Rhino models with DIVA 4.0. But sometimes there is a need to change either the graphic representation (luminous dimensions) of the light source or to…Continue
Hello,I've been trying the latest version of DIVA 4.0I want to congratulate you on the big improvement that you provided to the tool. Great work!I was running through the examples you've put. Whenever I've been trying to run the visualization tool,…Continue
Hello everyone,I'm using DIVA 4.0 with Rhino 5 and I'm having some problems. I got some really strange results where 100% of my floor area is daylit and a mean daylight factor of 99.99% and when I try to run a simple visualization it fails (attached…Continue