Tutorials

Here you can see all the tutorials, demos and workflow examples available for Compute. All the tutorials include a Grasshopper script that helps you to run the demo case on Compute.

2D Indoor Slice

This demo shows you how to make a 2D slice of an indoor room. 2D slices are a quick way of assessing temperature distribution and air flow within a room. It is not a highly accurate method, but it can be a conversation starter in early design phases.

2D Indoor Slice

Annual Daylight

Run an annual daylight simulation using Radiance in the cloud. We use Radiance's 3 phase method to achieve annual results and apply the Daylight Autonomy (DA) metric to the results.

Annual Daylight

Daylight Factor

See how to run a Daylight Factor simulation on Compute! In this demo we setup a simple case and simulate it on Compute, pulls the results down and visualize them as if we had ran it locally!

Daylight Factor

Daylight Factor HoneyBee

See how to run a Daylight Factor Simulation on Compute! In this demo we setup a simple case with Ladybug/HoneyBee (Legacy) and simulate it on Compute, pulls the results down and visualize them as if we had ran it locally!

Daylight Factor HoneyBee

Getting started with a Virtual Wind Tunnel on Compute

This demo shows how to run a virtual wind tunnel on Compute. This is a great demo if you are a new user to Compute. The demo walks you through a simple VWT case and visualises the results in Grasshopper. It is recommended to watch the Youtube video first to get an idea of each component.

Install Grasshopper Plugin

This video shows how to install the Compute Grasshopper plugin

Parametric Daylight Factor

Experience the power of the cloud with this demo, where we set up a parametric daylight factor case with Ladybug/HoneyBee (Legacy) and simulates all 36 on Compute and gets the results back in the time of 1!

Parametric Daylight Factor

Sky View Factor

Run an Sky View Factor simulation and quickly see how the daylight availability is on your volume study

Sky View Factor

Solar Radiation

Run an annual outdoor solar radiation simulation and see how many kWh your model receives

Solar Radiation

Spatial Daylight Autonomy

Run an annual daylight simulation and see how the office ranks in terms of Spatial Daylight Autonomy.

Spatial Daylight Autonomy

Wind Comfort Criteria

Lawson 2001, Lawson LDDC, Davenport or NEN 8100? Are you not sure what wind comfort criteria to use? Try out this demo, where we should you how to setup a virtual wind tunnel case and calculate the wind comfort criteria you need.

Wind Comfort Criteria

Wind Comfort Map

This demo shows you how to run a virtual wind tunnel with 16 angles and afterwards postprocess the results into a wind comfort map based on the Lawson criteria. This demo simulates a real project by the Danish architecture studio: 3XN. The demo requires you to have the Rhino .3dm file open while you use the Grasshopper canvas.

Wind Comfort Map

Wind Tunnel with Vegetation

Run the virtual wind tunnel with vegetation! If you are interested in seeing the effects of trees and bushes on the air flow around buildings, try this demo.

Wind Tunnel with Vegetation