Source code for honeybee_radiance.modifier.material.mist

"""Radiance Mist Material.
from .materialbase import Material

# TODO: Implement the class. It's currently only a generic Radiance Primitive
[docs]class Mist(Material): """Radiance Mist Material. Mist is a virtual material used to delineate a volume of participating atmosphere. A list of important light sources may be given, along with an extinction coefficient, scattering albedo and scattering eccentricity parameter. The light sources named by the string argument list will be tested for scattering within the volume. Sources are identified by name, and virtual light sources may be indicated by giving the relaying object followed by '>' followed by the source, i.e:: 3 source1 mirror1>source10 mirror2>mirror1>source3 Normally, only one source is given per mist material, and there is an upper limit of 32 to the total number of active scattering sources. The extinction coefficient, if given, is added the the global coefficient set on the command line. Extinction is in units of 1/distance (distance based on the world coordinates), and indicates the proportional loss of radiance over one unit distance. The scattering albedo, if present, will override the global setting within the volume. An albedo of 0 0 0 means a perfectly absorbing medium, and an albedo of 1 1 1 means a perfectly scattering medium (no absorption). The scattering eccentricity parameter will likewise override the global setting if it is present. Scattering eccentricity indicates how much scattered light favors the forward direction, as fit by the Henyey-Greenstein function:: P(theta) = (1 - g*g) / (1 + g*g - 2*g*cos(theta))^1.5 A perfectly isotropic scattering medium has a g parameter of 0, and a highly directional material has a g parameter close to 1. Fits to the g parameter may be found along with typical extinction coefficients and scattering albedos for various atmospheres and cloud types in USGS meteorological tables. (A pattern will be applied to the extinction values.):: mod mist id N src1 src2 .. srcN 0 0|3|6|7 [ rext gext bext [ ralb galb balb [ g ] ] ] There are two usual uses of the mist type. One is to surround a beam from a spotlight or laser so that it is visible during rendering. For this application, it is important to use a cone (or cylinder) that is long enough and wide enough to contain the important visible portion. Light source photometry and intervening objects will have the desired effect, and crossing beams will result in additive scattering. For this application, it is best to leave off the real arguments, and use the global rendering parameters to control the atmosphere. The second application is to model clouds or other localized media. Complex boundary geometry may be used to give shape to a uniform medium, so long as the boundary encloses a proper volume. Alternatively, a pattern may be used to set the line integral value through the cloud for a ray entering or exiting a point in a given direction. For this application, it is best if cloud volumes do not overlap each other, and opaque objects contained within them may not be illuminated correctly unless the line integrals consider enclosed geometry. Args: identifier: Text string for a unique Material ID. Must not contain spaces or special characters. This will be used to identify the object across a model and in the exported Radiance files. modifier: Modifier. It can be primitive, mixture, texture or pattern. (Default: None). values: An array 3 arrays for primitive data. Each of the 3 sub-arrays refer to a line number in the radiance primitive definitions and the values in each array correspond to values occurring within each line. is_opaque: A boolean to indicate whether this primitive is opaque. dependencies: A list of primitives that this primitive depends on. This argument is only useful for defining advanced primitives that are defined based on other primitives. (Default: []). Properties: * identifier * display_name * values * modifier * dependencies * is_modifier * is_material * is_opaque """ __slots__ = () pass