Thanks for the reply. The funny thing, I am not defining the lights in
Ecotect myself, I am using the default materials. In all cases, those 3
values are 0 (actually sometimes 0.001). And I see no way of modifying
those values even though I have played with all the material properties.
Ömer Moltay, LEED AP
When I export this model to radiance, I get the following error:
3020: WARNING: Light object 87 is producing no light - check color and
So and how is your "FloodlightNoShielding" defined in Ecotect?
Indeed, when I look into the RAD file, I see the following:
FloodlightNoShielding_dist light FloodlightNoShielding
3 ? ? ? 0.000 0.000 0.000
When I render it this way, there is no artifical lighting. When I convert
the "0.000" values to "255", then I get the desired result.
You don't want to use the display RGB values here (range 1-255). The
three values define the intensity of the light source in W/m^2. The
right value for your _flood_light depends on the definition of the
distribution and the size of the fitting in the model.
problem is, there are so many fixtures in the model that I cannot edit the
RAD file each time before simulation. Why is Ecotect creating the RAD file
with these values? Is there a bug or is there something that I am missing?
Bug is always possible with Ecotect but I expect that - as the error
suggests - you definition of the light (a type of material in Ecotect)