High-Quality Graphics, Visualizations and Animations with Ladybug




March 9, 2017

Using early-design sun studies as an example, participants will learn a range of techniques for generating high-quality graphics with Ladybug. In addition to the Legend Parameters component that is used by all visual Ladybug components (setting fonts, colors, boundaries), the session with show how to orient legends and other geometry to the camera, orient the camera to view vectors and sun positions, generate custom color meshes with your own data, and visualize the regions of meshes that meet conditional statements. Finally, the session will demonstrate good practices for exporting to different formats including raster/vector formats (png/pdf/ai), screenshot animations, and rendered animations. Content will be at a beginner level but there will be plenty of tricks for the experts. 

Date & Time: Thu, Mar 9, 2017; 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Learn More & Register: https://attendee.gototraining.com/42b11/register/6794516044454543874​

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About the Presenter: 

Chris Mackey is a building scientist and designer at Payette Architects as well as a recent graduate of MIT’s Masters of Architecture and Masters of Science in Building Technology 
programs. His completed thesis involved the development of software to produce high-resolution thermal comfort maps of buildings off of EnergyPlus results as well as a new suite of spatial thermal comfort metrics that mirror those currently used to quantify daylight. 

SKILLS & TOPICS: Chris has intimate knowledge of the following languages / software: Python, Grasshopper, Rhino (incl. RhinoCommon), EnergyPlus, OpenStudio. In his free time, Chris is an avid contributor to the Ladybug + Honeybee environmental analysis plugins for grasshopper and is currently in the process of building a new “insect” to link these two plugins and the Rhino/Grasshopper interface to macro-scale climate modeling engines and data sets.


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