I have this geometry and my main goal is to maximize terrace surface area while minimizing total shadow onto this terraces, with galapagos, but first I need the measurements. Total surface area is easy, got it. I need help with the total occlusion measurment.
I am aware of add-ons such as Ladybug and Geco, I have only worked with Ladybug once.
There are also custom scripts like this one:
Although all these are useful for defining constraints like sun position, time, etc, I haven’t found a way to measure what I want to measure. Searched the forums and most discussions are about a building’s shadow onto the floor, not onto itself.
If i can measure it once for any given sun position, the rest is simply an average of multiple hours and sun positions. Thanks in advance for any help.
Terraces 1.0.gh (32.1 KB)