Sun shadow software?

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  1. wemorgan

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    Does anyone know of a free software application that can predict the sun shadow from basic 3D shapes, like buildings and hedges?

    I've found this: Sun Shadow Applet but 2D shapes and fixed orientation are a bit too limiting.

    Thanks.
     
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    There IS one for the Iphone - cant remember what it is - I'll have a dig around.

    Edit: Sun Scout may do the business, but I'm sure theres a free one which may be better.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    I don't have an iphone so any software will need to be PC/web based :)

    That Suncalc tool is very useful. Cheers.
     
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    Doesn't Google's Sketchup have something like that?
     
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    Sketchup and some software wot we use will do it.

    PM and I may be able to assist (a bit)

    Ade
     
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    Thanks. That's given me exactly what I was after. :) Quite quickly I was able to build a simple house with trees and hedges and show how the sun casts its shadow.

    It's not pretty but it works.

    [​IMG]
     
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