An important aspect of design troubleshooting is to identify ray paths or photometry for optical surfaces that contribute to unwanted effects on lighting system performance. This is a time- and computation-intensive process that the LucidShape CAA Ray History Sensor can substantially reduce.
The LucidShape CAA Ray History Sensor allows you to quickly correlate regions in a luminance image with specific ray paths and optical surfaces. Combined with the Dynamic Surface Result Filter, you can use the Restore from Sensor tool to explore partial light distributions or ray paths for selected surfaces without needing to run an additional simulation.
This version of LucidShape CAA expands the Ray History and Dynamic Surface Result Filter capability to most of the other sensors available in the software, including the Planar Lux Sensor, the Surface Sensor, and the License Plate Sensor.
These extensions significantly expand your options for detailed analyses (ray path and light distribution) for most sensors, allowing you to not only analyze the total result on the sensor, but also to investigate partial light distributions for a given region, actor surface, light source, or Luminance Camera.