I am working on a case with interior shading for a group of south facing windows. The 3-phase methods works, yes! But I don’t understand exactly how to model my situation correctly.
My goal for now is to model three windows and divide each window in four parts. So I get twelve windows. Each window has a roller blinds has just two states: fully open or fully closed. After the simulation I want give the shading system the following range of blind states:
- All fully open
- Only the upper part of each of the three windows closed
- The upper two parts of each of the three windows closed
- The upper three parts of each of the three windows closed
- All four parts of each of the three windows closed
In this way, I want to simulate ‘roller blind effect’. But I don’t know to ‘organise’ my simulation model regarding windows groups. I have different approaches in mind and don’t what is a good way.
Do I have to make four window groups? Window group 1 would be in this case the upper parts of each of the three windows. This results in the end in four window groups.
This was my first approximation, but after running my simulation my ‘roller blind effect’ didn’t seem to work.
I hope that I explained my problem/challenge good enough. I could also be that I do something wrong with my settings for the blind states.
I attached my grasshopper file to make my problem more clear.
Three_windows_roller_blinds.gh (560.6 KB)