Quick Tour > Tour: Create a 3d Scene

Introduction | Configuration Scene | Navigation | Create Object: House | Create Object: Tree | Calculate Shadow | Save 3d Scene | Calculate Energy | Yearly Overview

Introduction

During this guided tour you will create a simple 3d scene by means of the Helios 3d editor containing a house and a tree, and you will calculate the shadow cast by these objects.

Furthermore, you will calculate the energy output of a photovoltaic solar power plant located on the house roof under consideration of the shadow.

Start: Empty Scene

After starting Helios, click in the toolbar on the button Editor for 3d scene. In the main frame of Helios the right half disappears and in the left half the editor window is displayed. Additionally, a second window containing the 3d scene appears:

Empty 3d Scene

Components of the 3d Scene

The initially empty scene contains three elements:


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