Simulating daylight

  • by Danil
  • Course level: Intermediate


This session provides an introduction to daylight simulation using the Ladybug Tools plugin developed for Grasshopper. Participants will learn basic techniques in solar radiation and shadow analysis, as well as more advanced methods in single time and yearly illumination studies. They will also get an overview of typical metrics used to evaluate daylight.

Topics for this course

2 Lessons01h 34m 56s

Simulating daylight

Demo: Importing climate data with Ladybug00:32:17
Demo: Simulating daylight with Honeybee01:02:39

About the instructors

Danil Nagy is a designer, developer, and entrepreneur focusing on applications of computational design and automation for the building industries. His expertise includes computational geometry, digital fabrication, simulation, optimization, machine learning, and data visualization. Danil teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York, where his courses focus on architectural visualization, generative design, and applications of artificial intelligence. Danil was formerly a Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research. He is the founder of Colidescope, a consultancy focused on bringing digital transformation tools to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries.
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Material Includes

  • Over an hour of on-demand video
  • Downloadable demo files to follow along with video tutorials