Author: khartwell

Making Solar Envelopes

Making Solar Envelopes¶ Pre-processing¶ Before being able to perform a solar envelope analysis, several operations need to be done. This analysis uses 2D data (eg: building footprints). First, select the building on which the analysis is being done. T4SU only accepts one building (ie: one polygon). Insert the building into…

Understanding Solar Radiation

The Science Behind : Solar Radiation 1.2. Initial Definitions : Solar Energy is the amount of energy sent by the sun, meaning the maximum energy received by the Earth, without taking into account climatic conditions (clouds), date or time of day which impact the angle of the surface relative to…

Sky Maps, Biulding Facades and Sunny Sky Maps

 9. Sky Maps Sky Maps are a projection of the visible sky at a single point in space onto a onto a half-dome, who’s center is at the point of study. In the case of a 2D-projection, the dome is projected a second time onto a disc, who’s circle matches…

Ray Casting and Isovists

 Ray Casting and Isovists¶ The Science Behind Isovists: A Short History¶ Although isovists are considered to have been first set in theory by Benedikt in 1979 [1] (a first mention of them was made by the same author in 1977 [2]), their first appearance in scientific litterature was a paper…

Loading data into SketchUp

3. Loading your data into SketchUp¶ Once you have installed t4su, click on File>Import…. As you click on the available file types, you can notice that several new types of imports are available : You can import geometries : ASCII Grid file types (*.asc) Solene output files (*.cir) WellKnownText (*.wkt) / Comma-Separated Values (*.csv)…