OPTIS helping lighting and architecture

Did you know that OPTIS' lighting solutions were especially developed for architects and lighting designers?

February 23rd, 2018 | OPTIS group

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Studying and design any light and material effects inside or on a building: it's now possible!


With OPTIS' lighting solutions immerse yourself in your future building and visualize it in real time. Try OPTIS' light simulation and appearance software, and accelerates decision-making in generating realistic physics-based images.


The OPTIS' architecture suite now makes it possible to present a 3D virtual visit of you architecture project in any mobile device or in a virtual reality center.

The benefits             

Mastering all light effects and choose material 

Unique visualization technology is fully based on the physical laws of light. What you see is the scientifically correct light composed of billions of photons that are propagated within your project until they reach your eye. SPEOS is the only technology in the world that includes light simulation from the source to your eye and ensures what you see in the real world will be identical to that you will visualize on your screen.


Pilot light levels of any source and create multiple configurations adapted to a targeted ambiance. As an example, you can change lighting parameters to the real light level measured on different areas of the building.


> Energy analysis including irradiance level due to artificial and natural light, luminance level, light reflection analysis, thermal analysis based on infrared flux and HiFi rendering capabilities


> Controlling


> Increase energy savings by maximizing natural light inside the building


> Sun effects: model the spectral luminance distribution of light anywhere in the sky. Simply provide the location of the building and  OPTIS Virtual Architecture Solution will simulate the results of the sun and the sky on the building throughout the whole year.


> Position and optimize solar cell energy location and orientation, depending on the relative earth to sun position.


> Building a new construction will cast shadows upon the environment and may reflect light from glass and aluminum material.


> Thanks to OPTIS, study exactly how your building will impact the surrounding buildings and environment.


> Our solutions also take into account material coatings which are used to reflect infrared radiation and create optical effects.


  • After having defined your 3D model using any format, you can create an optical model including all light sources, material, sensors, and camera that will be used for the simulation process.
  • Light sources and material can be defined or can be chosen from the OPTIS Library.


This simulation solution is based on a 25 years development program in optical simulation for industry and research and is now available for architects. Its unique technology is based on a spectral simulation algorithm which will ensure that the exact energy information and color is always obtained.






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