Photopia 2022 Release


My Photopia webpage

photopia | for Rhino PODT

Rhinoceros now includes the full suite of PODT tools that you have used in Photopia and Solidworks, allowing you to create and iterate on 3D extruded and revolved surfaces.

See A Tutorial Here.


My Photopia webpage

photopia | for Solidworks Surface Recorders

Photopia 2022 includes a new interface for assigning and viewing 3d surface recorders, allowing you to see energy and light incident on any 3D surface in your model.

See A Tutorial Here.


Photopia Queue Batch Raytracing

photopia | queue

A new utility which allows you to setup raytraces to run outside of Rhino or Solidworks. Useful if you have a lot of long raytraces to run.

Photopia | Queue Users Guide


All Changes from 2021 to 2022

photopia common

new unified icons and toolbars

improved installer stability

added Queue export to Rhino and Solidworks

added RRD import to Rhino and Solidworks

improved lamp error handling

improved missing material error handling

improved default size of PODT window

photopia | reports

corrected labeling of vertical axis in recorder reports

fixed 0-180 and 90-270 cone of light diameters

photopia | for SOLIDWORKS

fixed a bug in reading old assemblies

improved raytrace speed to large meshes

fixed efficiency of rayset lamps

fixed ldt file efficiency

fixed issue with absolute scaling

improved luminous dimension handling for IES files

improved interface for recording plane settings

raytrace updates are now time based

added xy, uv and delta uv output files

improved loading of old recorder data

photopia | for Rhino

improved lamp raytrace speed

improved import of .ray files

added Evaluations to output

fixed illuminance plane brightness issue

new revolve and extruded surfaces for PODT

improved handling of many recorders in a model

fixed Exclude Reaction Thru error

fixed cut and paste between files

added visulaization for luminous dimensions

added option to save 3D rays to cad model

default test distance set to 6100 mm or 20 ft

my | photopia

added "Forgot password" link in applications

improved error messages when logging in

improved login after a long period of inactivity

photopia | queue

all new Queue program for batch runs


Library Additions - May 2021 thru December 2021

Lamps & Light Sources

  • DOWA F1DC-00001 UV Bare Die UV LED
  • Cree A-19-60W-P1-27K-E26-U1 Pro Series LED A19
  • Cree A-19-75W-P1-27K-E26-U1 Pro Series LED A19
  • Sylvania LED10A19 LED A19
  • Sylvania LED12A19 LED A19
  • Clever CLP-3030F3 Mid Power LED
  • Clever CLP-5050F5 Mid Power LED
  • Nichia NVSU233B UV LED
  • Lumileds LUXEON HL2X High Power LED
  • XenonFlashTubes HPR-8059 Round
  • XenonFlashTubes HPL-12210-DUV
  • Generic 0.35mm x 0.35mm 458nm LED Chip in Air
  • Generic 0.35mm x 0.35mm 534nm LED Chip in Air
  • Generic 0.35mm x 0.35mm 625nm LED Chip in Air
  • Generic 0.35mm x 0.35mm 458nm LED Chip in Silicone
  • Generic 0.35mm x 0.35mm 534nm LED Chip in Silicone
  • Generic 0.35mm x 0.35mm 625nm LED Chip in Silicone
  • Philips 9W biax TUV-PL-S Low Pressure Mercury Lamp
  • Everlight Americas EAHP5630RA0 640nm Red LED
  • ZMO SA204 4.2mm LES COB LED
  • QT Brightek QBLP670D-IW-WW-2897 Ultra bright dome type PLCC2 LED

Materials

  • Porex PMR02 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR03 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR05 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR10 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR11 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR15 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR20 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Porex PMR30 - 200-780nm PTFE Material
  • Plaskolite OPTIX 0.080" PXT-CLEAR Acrylic Diffuser Sheet Material
  • Plaskolite OPTIX 0.080" PXT-HC Acrylic Diffuser Sheet Material
  • Plaskolite OPTIX 0.080" PXT-UC Acrylic Diffuser Sheet Material
  • Plaskolite OPTIX 0.080" PXT-UC+ Acrylic Diffuser Sheet Material
  • Clear Polycarbonate Refractive Material w/ P95 Texture
  • Clear Dow MS1002 Silicone Refractive Material w/ P95 Texture