Dear Alstan and experts,

I am trying to apply a BSDF material to a simple rectangle in DIVA and have done everything as described this thread: in http://diva4rhino.com/forum/topics/using-bsdf-material-xml-format-f...

However, even though I have added the lines in the file material.rad, the BSDF simply is not showing in the Material  component in DIVA.

Does anyone know what I am missing wrong? Maybe I need some sort of upgrade or component in the bin folder to make it run?

Many thanks in advance!!!

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Hello,

Unfortunately, the DIVA-3.0 GH components don't support BSDF. The version 4 components will (and we are preparing the beta installer these days, so hopefully soon). In DIVA-3, you are limited to the toolbar interface using BSDFs.

Best,

Alstan


Dear Alstan,

many thanks for the fast reply. It was kind of an urgent submission so I asked a friend to post in another thread to see if other users might know the answer. I have also written you an email so please feel free to ignore it! My most sincere apologies!

Best regards, Diela


J. Alstan Jakubiec said:

Hello,

Unfortunately, the DIVA-3.0 GH components don't support BSDF. The version 4 components will (and we are preparing the beta installer these days, so hopefully soon). In DIVA-3, you are limited to the toolbar interface using BSDFs.

Best,

Alstan

Hi Alstan,

I am trying to get into BSDF material generation - has there been any update on the DIVA 4.0 capabilities in this regard?

Specifically I am looking for:

1. A streamlined workflow for creating BSDF materials from geometry that can hopefully now be used in DIVA 4.0 GH

2. Confirmation if BSDF materials can be used in an annual CBDM analysis - from some of the other posts, i understand Daysim may not support it.

Many thanks for any input in advance.

Regards,

Ian

Hi Ian,

Big apologies for the late reply. I don't pay much attention to the DIVA-3 forum these days.

DIVA cannot generate BSDF's at this time. In DIVA, BSDF's can also not be used for CBDM analysis. Recently (as like last month or so), Honeybee implemented the 3 and 5 phase methods for illuminance calculations--not renderings. I'm not sure if they have an interface to gen_bsdf however.

Best,

Alstan

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