hello DIVA experts: I want to simulate these kind of kinetic facade or named dynamic facade. The pics are of Q1 building . The feathered like shape is a kind of shading, which can rotate in a day . The second picture showed the changing mode. I want to simulate the process . However, it fails everytime. I created a standard room, and use the south facade to test the dynamic shading. Idealy, the shading device will change its state many times in a day . In order to do a test and save time , I used three states to simplify the process and do the simulation. I know to assign different shading states in different layers through the button materials>shading controls. and I hope the shading devices would change their state to avoid glare. So I set the parameters as follows. However, it failed after a few minutes.
1) Am I doing the right thing to simulate these kind dynamic shading? I want to compare different type of kinetic facade and different parameter or size of the same type in the end.
2) If I have more states, how can each state know "when its their turn to work" according to the time? eg .hourly?
3) how can I let the shading change its angle according to the sun position, like the one showed in the case ?
Thanks for your reading and effort.
I have been away from the forum a long time, and I apologize that no one answered your question. Being that so much time has passed, this is likely no longer useful to you; however, I would still like to respond.
In this case, I see two potential issues with your setup