A small group of super-savvy designers were awe-struck in the Minosa studio last month, when designer Darren Genner shared his impressive knowledge of RadioLAB in a special introductory training session for PYTHA users.

The Minosa team are renowned for their outstanding rendered productions, and as winners of the International RadioLAB competition over a decade ago, they sure know their way around the PYTHA suite of software and the module that ‘ups the ante’ on professional presentations.

What is RadioLAB?

The PYTHA RadioLAB module allows the user to add an extraordinary level of detail to any presentation. RadioLAB’s most popular features include (but aren’t limited to):


Direct, indirect and adaptive light and shadow calculations, along with real time mirrors and transparency, allow an incredible level of depth to be added to architectural and interior design renderings, retail display and product presentations.

A variety of light-source options adds a whole new level of realism, too, with daylight modelling (season, time, position, cloud intensity), spot lighting, surface and volume lighting ensuring an accurate model is presented.

The properties of the light can be manipulated as well, with the user able to control colour (interactive, real time), light intensity (lumen), radiation direction and more. A dimming effect even allows interactive control, ensuring that your clients fully understand the range of ‘moods’ your lighting design will accommodate.

Textures and Materials

Drag and drop features allow fast and intuitive rendering, with textures easily zoomed, stretched, moved and rotated to fit their substrate. Billboards, artworks, murals and mirrors can be applied, and glass shading and water shading add even further detail to the photo-realistic images.

Different Points of View

With RadioLAB, the observer’s viewpoint within a room is simulated by a virtual camera which is manned by the user’s mouse. Precise camera settings can be set, and multiple cameras can be installed in a scene to create a truly immersive effect.

Shopfitters, trade fair designers, interior designers, architects and lighting designers are just some of the professionals ‘seeing the light’ with PYTHA’S RadioLab. If you’re keen to add it to your suite, or learn more about how to improve your RadioLAB skills, contact Pytha Partners today.