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Innovative design and real-time simulation of automotive lighting systems

Automotive Forward, Rear and Exterior Lighting Design Software

The LucidShape product family provides a complete set of design, simulation and analysis tools for the development of automotive forward, rear and exterior lighting. Backed by cutting-edge, proprietary algorithms to calculate optical surfaces optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape empowers designers to develop, verify, visualize and deliver high-quality designs while reducing product development time.

LucidShape Features

LucidShape version 2018.06 includes the following new features for automotive lighting design:

  • New Luminance Region Analysis
    LucidShape’s Luminance Camera Sensor feature performs rapid, high-accuracy luminance calculations and generates luminance images at multiple viewing directions for analyzing lit images of light guides, tail lights, reverse lights, stop lights, turn signal lights, and retro-reflectors. Now included with the Luminance Camera Sensor is a ray history sensor feature that enables designers to restore ray paths that correspond to a specified region on the luminance camera image. The new capability facilitates efficient troubleshooting of signal lighting optical systems by correlating regions in the luminance image with specific ray paths and optical surfaces. This significantly reduces the number of design iterations needed to achieve lit appearance requirements and regulatory compliance.

  • Fixed Random Seed Option 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. This makes it possible to replicate the starting conditions for all rays as well as the random events along the ray paths (e.g., scatter, Fresnel reflections) when you repeat a simulation using the same parameters. By causing the statistical noise to be the same between two simulations, this enhancement allows changes to the lighting model to have a stronger impact with a smaller number of rays.

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