Hello! Now that dynamic shade groups are implemented 1.5.(THANK YOU!), I have a question that relates back to an older post. For context I am working on assigning different transparent materials to tree canopies based on the month of the year and the type of tree (publication in review). I had been doing this by running monthly simulations and swapping the material file for the tree surfaces (as HB faces), but I would prefer to run just one annual simulation where the tree surfaces are all treated as shades and placed in dynamic shade groups (based on the type of tree).
So, I understand from the template file how to assign dynamic states to apertures and shades, but I do not know what assigning these states actually means in terms of time steps. In short, how does the simulation know when to change states and can this be controlled by time step similar to assigning an occupant schedule? Should I just assign a state for each shade for each time step using a
I glanced at the source code for this section of Honeybee but didn’t find much beyond the state_index and the json file that is created. Please let me know if there is any control in Honeybee that I am missing or if this goes deeper in Radiance strings.
Attached is a sample file based on the template that shipped with 1.5.0
dynamic_geometry_sample_trees.gh (212.1 KB)