LucidShape

Innovative Automotive Lighting Design

Design automotive forward, rear and signal lighting, and reflectors

Quickly Create Reflector or Lens Geometry


Quickly and easily create reflector or lens geometry with LucidShape FunGeo. It leverages proprietary algorithms that automatically calculate and construct optical geometries based on user-defined illuminance and intensity patterns. This unique, functional approach gives you the freedom to focus on overall design objectives rather than the implementation details of complex optical components.

LightTools optimization helps you find the best design solution | Synopsys
LightTools optimization helps you find the best design solution | Synopsys

Produce Rapid Illumination Simulations


Accelerate LucidShape illumination simulations with GPUTrace and experience a quantum leap in speed! LucidShape is the first optical simulation software to take advantage of graphics processing unit (GPU) computing to deliver simulation speed increases by orders of magnitude compared to multithreading capabilities.

Deliver High-Speed Photorealistic Images


Use LucidShape's Visualize Module to demonstrate luminance effects when light sources in a model are illuminated and depict all interactions between system geometry and light sources. Designers can then evaluate how a lighting system such as turn signals and brake light will be perceived by the human eye. The Visualize Module is a fast, reliable engineering tool that enables designers to perform design checks and make improvements early and often in the product development process.

LightTools optimization helps you find the best design solution | Synopsys
LightTools modules match your needs | Synopsys

Start with the Best Match


Find the best match for your design with the many modules LucidShape offers. Multiple modules can be licensed in various configurations to best match your needs.

LucidShape SmartStart Material Library


Save time and reduce costs with access to a library of materials and media commonly used in the design of automotive lighting systems. Includes refractive index and absorption data as well as pre-defined volume scatter and BSDF materials.

SmartStart Library included with LucidShape CAA V5 | Synopsys


Additional Features

  • Interface to Microsoft COM with LucidCOM, which allows you to develop custom solutions to automate tasks and leverage other COM-enabled tools, such as Rhino 3D or CATIA
  • Perform a wide variety of design tasks through a script procedure written in a C/C++ -like language with LucidShell
  • Access the LucidObject library, which holds a rich set of different object types to define geometry, material, media, motion, simulation, tasks, behavior, interactions and utility operations
  • Identify the geometric origins and ray history of individual contributions to the luminance image

  • For Monte Carlo ray tracing simulations, set a fixed random seed, which deactivates the randomization of ray creation and interaction
  • Use the MacroFocal feature for the design of multifaceted reflectors
  •  Pixel Light features support the efficient design and simulation of high-resolution, dynamic pixel light headlamps
  • The LucidShape human eye vision image (HEVI) capability has been extended to give designers more flexibility to control image brightness, contrast, and color shift

The Best Support in the Industry


Our customer success team is anchored by experienced optical engineers who are experts on LucidShape. If you ever need help, our team is available, along with comprehensive documentation, tutorials, FAQs, and more. 

Best Support in the Industry | Synopsys

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