Amethyst ShadowFX V3
Amethyst ShadowFX is a sun and shadow analysis program for architects, designers and town planners. With the program, you can generate shadow profiles cast by buildings and other objects for any latitude, longitude and time of year.
Version 3 of the program represents a significant upgrade. With the program, you can:
- Interactively build a 3D model that allows you
to examine the shading effects of adjacently placed
buildings. The following roof types are supported:
flat, mono-pitched, gabled, hipped, gambrel and mansard.
- Interactively design window shading in 3D.
With the built-in shade designer, horizontal
overhangs, vertical fins, pergolas and screening
objects can be positioned in 3D, and animations
can be run to simulate shading effects.
- You can import your own 3D designs into the
program, and run shading animations.
- A number of polar and orthographic sun path
diagrams can be generated. Animations can be run
on these to track the movement of the sun.
- A number of reference reports can be
generated for sunrise and sunset times,
horizontal and vertical shadow angles, angles of
incidence, and shadow length and direction.
Shadow data can be generated for inclined
surface planes at any orientation for any
latitude, longitude and time of year.
- Shadow data can be saved to AutoCAD DXF files for import into CAD programs.
The program is an essential tool for all design professionals. Data is presented in a highly usable and easy-to-understand format. With Amethyst ShadowFX you don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out the movements of the sun.