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!

We will be posting the presentations from the day on the conference website

in the next few weeks. So check back 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 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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sDA Node Control Groups

Started by Elliot G in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0) 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi all,Been playing around with the new 3.0 beta, great job as always. A few questions:How does one control the sDA node control groups? If I haven't set them, I get a message to do so when I send to simulate. But once they are set, I don't know how…Continue

Defining Zone Specially

Started by Mahdi Soheyli Fard in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0) 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hey Dear All,i am testing analysis on a tower for thermal comfort criteria and need to model a sample zone in height. because of diva way to model one zone instantly, how can i mark the zone in height of the tower and what is the best way of…Continue

Tags: DIVA4Rhino, Zone, Thermal

Question concerning Error loading image

Started by Zhe Kong in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Roman Baudisch 17 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi all:I kept running into this issue recently, and tried several ways to fix it without progressing. The error is below: Error loading image: Traceback (most recent call last):Fiel"c:\Dokumente…Continue

Tags: image, loading, error

Point-In-Time vs Climate Analysis

Started by Christopher Ray in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec yesterday. 1 Reply

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 J. Alstan Jakubiec yesterday. 1 Reply

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

Train Station Daylighting

Started by Arpan Bakshi in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Kera Lagios on Friday. 2 Replies

All,I am reaching out to the user community as a part of my literature review for a train station project.Please reply if you are familiar with new-and-latest resources for train stations related to daylight standards, daylight metrics, papers, case…Continue


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