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Development of photometric criteria for the design of registration plate illumination systems using light simulation methods 

Read the latest research on registration plate lamps design for vehicles. Authors have addressed the challenges of achieving wide and steep angles for homogeneous illumination, with various lamp systems benchmarked. LucidShape software was instrumental in evaluating optical concepts. (Image credit: CREAT)

Updated Microfacet Utility

Creating an accurate refractive bi-directional scattering distribution function (BSDF) model in software that closely matches the performance of mold textures poses challenges on many fronts – from correctly measuring a sample to building the BSDF model in the software. LightTools, LucidShape, and LucidShape CAA V5 Based all provide a Microfacet BSDF model that allows you to create a refractive BSDF that correlates well to measurement. Synopsys also provides the Microfacet Utility to help you use measurements to create a Microfacet BSDF model of your textures. An updated version of the Microfacet Utility is now available on SolvNetPlus for download. 

Important Notice About Optical Solutions Product Licensing

CODE V, LightTools, and LucidShape products are switching to SCL licensing.  You will be asked to switch at your next renewal.  To prepare, please request a trial of SCL versions of your products today!

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LucidShape User Group (Europe)
10-11 June 2024 | Munich, Germany

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16 July 2024 | Novi, Michigan


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22 May 2024

21-25 May 2024
RWTH Aachen, Germany


Student/Professor Corner

Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition

Calling all students enrolled in North American universities with amazing design projects!  Have you worked on any projects this school year using CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSoft Photonic Device Tool, or Photonic Solutions software? Submit your project for the student design competition and you could be our next winner! Entries are due June 14, 2024. Awards totaling $20,000 will be granted. Visit our website to learn how you can enter your project today!

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