This tutorial explains how to trigger MMR-Archimed1 (may 2012) on a vegetation scene from Simeo in interactive mode. See the Archimed1 documentation for further details.
EDIT-21.2.2014: this tool was adapted in February 2014: an upperHitOption has been added (see lower).
To see how to create a vegetation scene in Simeo with the Edito module, see the related documentation.
Once your vegetation scene constructed or loaded, select the Simeo / MMR-Archimed1 export plugin:
The MMR-Archimed1 plugin configuration panel appears:
Configure the radiative models:
EDIT-21.2.2014: A radiative modelling option has been added (upperHitOption): calculation of incident light interception for opaque objects and without scattering (faster, lighter). In this case, no need for interception models, an opaque model will be used for all nodes.
Configure the scene parameters:
Configure the incident radiation:
Set the other parameters:
Set the paramaters to follow the progress of the calculations
When ready, launch the calculation with Ok.
The progress can be seen in a dialog box showing the messages of MMR-Archimed1 and the images each time they are produced.
At the end of the process, the interceptedLight_MJ and irradiance_MJ_m2 calculated by MMR-Archimed1 for the organs with a radiative model are written in the plant organs and rewritten on disk in the scene directory.
A gradient color (green, yellow, orange, red) is calculated for each plant from the values of irradiance_MJ_m2, ignoring the 5% lowest and biggest values, this gradient is written in the nodes in the standard 'Color' attribute.
The progress messages are written in a file in the scene directory (e.g. yourInstallationDirectory/simeo-projects/edito-7/Archimed1Export.out
The MMR-Archimed1 images can be saved in a directory before closing the dialog.
It is possible to check the result with the Simeo renderers:
The red organs intercepted more light.
The files can be reloaded in Xplo one by one or in a single .ops file to check more accurately the results.
The plants can be explored more finely: