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Better way to Visualize building energy model and making demonstration video

asked 2015-05-18 13:40:48 -0500

Waseem's avatar

updated 2015-07-11 09:27:40 -0500

Do you know any software to visualize building energy model in a better way and also to make a video for demonstration purpose? I can open my EnergyPlus model in OpenStudio but I get dividing lines on the roof (which are not pleasing to eyes :), I guess). Also, do you recommend a software to make a video that shows energy consumption of different blocks and some other details?

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FYI - while maybe not exactly what you are looking for we are working on re-implementing render by data as a measure (so not using SketchUp). It will allow you to render surface or zone time series data. Also working on some other time series reporting measures.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-05-18 15:22:40 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the info David.

Waseem's avatar Waseem  ( 2015-05-19 09:34:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-18 13:57:17 -0500

Hello Waseem, Very powerful visualizing software is Rhino plugin Grasshopper with its subplugins ladybug and honeybee. It is much more than only visualizing, but still brilliant in it (

+Geometry looks much more real inside.

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Hi @Artem Zhukov, Thanks for this, but Rhinoceros is not free, right (I mean after 90 days, so it won't work after that)?

Waseem's avatar Waseem  ( 2015-05-19 09:33:44 -0500 )edit

I don't know what will happen if it expired.

Artem Zhukov's avatar Artem Zhukov  ( 2015-05-20 07:33:24 -0500 )edit

@Waseem unfortunately you won't be able to run Rhino plugins including Grasshopper (and Ladybug + Honeybee) after the evaluation period.

Mostapha Roudsari's avatar Mostapha Roudsari  ( 2015-06-11 10:43:30 -0500 )edit

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