Is it possible to do a GIFof the sunpath and shade?


I am trying to use different ways to show the analysis done in grasshopper.I amwondering if I can do a GIF from the LB SunPath and the RhinoSun from LB as well. I would like to have ananimated gif of all the shades of the sorrounding buildings and the one I am projecting as well through all the year.

This would help very much to show the clients the interaction of the building in its urban and environmental context.

Daniel Aranda

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I recommend using the LB Capture View component to take screenshots of a model as you animate a slider that determines both the date going into the LB SunPath and the file name of the .png file.

Then, you can upload all of the images you generate to a site like this one, which will create animated GIFs for you from a list of static images.


Image J is also a nice tool for generating GIF’s or MOV’s.

Hi there!

I found this tutorial Interactive Shadow Study and animation in Ladybug Rhino 004 mp4 - YouTube
But I can only can do an automated set of 1 day. Didn´t found how to do a whole year (I can only automate one slide either day, month or year but not the 3 at the same time), but anyways I think is to much. So I did the Solstice and Equinox which I think is enough.

The only problem Is that I can´t make the “SunPath” appear in Rhino under rendered style, only in the artistic style and I think is not enough clean for a formal presentation.

6.- Solstice Rendered lowR|500x500

7.- Solstice Artistic LowR

this is awesome and something I wish I had become familiar with already!!

ESZSTLI SUISSE sin contexto.3dm (53.1 KB)
SUN PATH (497.4 KB)

I don´t know if is my Rhino version that doesn´t allow to use the sunpath in the “Rendered” style.

Hard to tell with a cracked version, I suppose.
It works fine here…


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finally doing this right now lol pretty excited