In our latest Lam Labs initiative, Lam’s Advanced Computing Team has implemented a high-density GPU array to run NVIDIA’s Iray software, allowing designers to tap into incredible rendering capabilities for almost-real-time realistic and accurate visualization of designs, using real fixture photometrics. The team recently spent time discussing capabilities with NVIDIA’s Iray team, who noted that Lam’s capabilities are “a truly impressive and innovative use of their software for architectural visualization”.
Below are a selection of visualizations the team has produced for various projects, ranging from design studies employing false color illuminance distributions to “light path expressions”, allowing for post-process dimming or color-changing using Adobe After Effects.
The new behemoth GPU array, located in Lam Partners’ secret lair.
Short movies show the feeling of spaces, or the effects of dynamic media displays:
Using ‘lightpath expressions’ designers can model the effects of dynamic lighting arrays:
Daylighting visualizations can all-but-replace physical model studies on the heliodon
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