Honeybee Error - Runtime Error Nonetype

I’m attempting to run an annual daylight simulation in honeybee and the run daylight simulation component is producing the following error “runtime error ‘nonetype’ object is unsubscriptable”. Anyone know what may be causing this? I’ve attached an image of the component with the error, and here is a link to the GH file (too large to upload). Thank you!


Hi Jenn,

If you update the components to the latest version it will work fine. The error was for checking properties of TransMaterial. Check the attached file.

A couple of comments about what you’re trying to do:


Here is the file: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16228160/LBHB/Annual_msr.gh

Hi Mostapha,

Thanks for the response.

It was all built in rhino except for the furniture (I think this is what is causing it to be heavy – I will rebuild that). I see… I thought the 3Phase method was already integrated into honeybee. Is this something you and the other developers are working on? Thanks for your help!



Hi Jenn,

Is this something you and the other developers are working on? Thanks for your help!

It has been on the list for a long time. I created a prototype for proof of concept while ago but that’s all we have for now which is very far from being used by public. So the short answer is yes but it will take some time to get it ready.


I’m being kind of lazy here but is there a good place (before I start googling) on learning a bit more of the advantages of 3-phase simulation?

Kind regards,


Good question! You can start here (http://www.radiance-online.org/learning/tutorials)

Check advanced tutorials and you will find tutorials for both 3 Phase and 5 phase methods (and if you want to get more confused here is 4 and 6 phase methods)

Also Andy’s presentation in London with more recent updates:


And finally this is a short blog post that may help: http://modsimvis.blogspot.com/2013/07/three-phase-simulation-in-rad…

Hope it helps,