How to generate surface with gensurf program?


Have you considered using genblinds? This may simplify things a bit and give
you more control over the number of surfaces. You could introduce an object
in Sketchup and substitute is afterwards manually or by using instances.
good luck,


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From: Marija Velickovic <>

To: Radiance general discussion <>

Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:25:40 +0100

Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] How to generate surface with gensurf

Thanks for answers,

After detailed analysis of lamellas' SKetchUp geometry, I decided to
simplify it a little bit - so I replaced curved parts with really small
radius with 2 polygons.
When exported number of surfaces per lamella is much smaller, and I still
get correct reflectances and overall blind transmittance, so I think this
simplified lamella geometry will work.

Since I need in building lots of blinds, so I'll surely use instances and
xform to put it all in building.