LucidShape Enewsletter

June 2018

LucidShape Version 2018.06 Available Now

New features in LucidShape 2018.06 include:

  • Ray History Sensor Now Integrated with the Luminance Camera
    The functionality of the Ray History Sensor is now available in the forward Luminance Camera Sensor. This new feature combination allows you to trigger the restoration of rays directly from the UV Data View of the Luminance Camera and to identify the geometric origins and ray history of individual contributions to the luminance image. 

  • Fixed Random Seed Option Added for Simulations
    For Monte Carlo ray tracing simulations, it is now possible to set a fixed random seed, which deactivates the randomization of ray creation and interaction. Because of this, as long as you keep the same simulation parameters, the starting conditions for all rays of a simulation remain the same, including random events along the ray path (e.g., scatter, Fresnel reflection). This causes the statistical noise to be the same between two simulations and allows for changes to the lighting model to have a stronger impact with a smaller number of rays.

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

Software and license key files for LucidShape direct-sales customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website.

  • License key: You will need version 2018.06 license keys for this LucidShape release. You can download license keys from the SmartKeys page on SolvNet at https://solvnet.synopsys.com/SmartKeys

  • To learn more about navigating SolvNet to obtain software and license keys, view our SolvNet overview video.


Distributor Customers

For customers working with distributors, you will continue to obtain your software and license keys from your local LucidShape software distributor. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on the Distributors page referenced above, please contact us at lucidshape_support@synopsys.com for instructions. 

For More Information

See the LucidShape 2018.06 Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

If you have any questions about features in this release, please contact lucidshape_support@synopsys.com.

Register for the Annual LucidShape User Group Meeting

LucidShape User Group Meeting - USA

18 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA

Join us for the annual LucidShape User Group (LSUG) Meeting in the U.S. This year’s LSUG features presentations on the latest developments in LucidShape products and as well as selected topics from lighting design to technical aspects of simulation. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity for customers to network and discuss the latest trends and their experiences using LucidShape products in their automotive and general lighting designs.

 

Attendance at this event is free, but registration is required.

Upcoming LucidShape Training

LucidShape Basic Training

11-13 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA

This 3-day short course provides a detailed introduction to the use of LucidShape for lighting designs. You will learn about the basics of illumination simulations, functional geometry, advanced material types, analysis, and more. 

LucidShape Advanced Training

16-17 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA


Agenda:

  • Advanced MacroFocal (F-Start, gaps, multi-source, virtual source, target plane)
  • LED reflector low beam
  • LED projector headlamp
  • Lit Appearance (luminance, photorealistic simulation, ray history sensor)
  • Visualize Module (1 day)

 

Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptops for use in the class.

LucidShape Script Training

19 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA


Agenda:

  • Variables, operators, conditional statements, loops, functions
  • Axis systems, geometry, light sources, sensors
  • Simulation, LID data manipulation, load and save data
  • Tolerance study example

 

Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptops for use in the class.

Calendar

For the latest event calendar, please go to our Events page.