LUCIDSHAPE : Automotive Exterior Lighting Design Software

LucidShape software is used for the design and real-time simulation of automotive forward, rear, and signal lighting.

The LucidShape product family provides a complete set of design and analysis tools for automotive lighting. With dedicated algorithms optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape facilitates the design of automotive forward, rear and signal lighting and reflectors.

LucidShape is the most powerful and advanced 3D system for computer aided designing of lighting design tasks. It’s friendly and very extensive user-interface enables engineers from all over the world to create all kinds of reflectors and other lighting applications in very short time. You can create the geometry in 3D with high-innovative Functional Geometry Capabilities (FunGeo) or import almost every CAD program available (e.g. CATIA, Rhino, etc.) via data exchange.

New Features in LucidShape and LucidDrive Version 2017.03

LucidShape: IIHS Headlight Test

The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) headlight test provides the following types of analysis:

  • Glare test for oncoming traffic
  • Overall headlight results, ranging from good to poor

LucidShape: MacroFocal Torus Optic Tool

The new MacroFocal Torus Optic tool creates pillow optics and cylinder flutes for decorative styling. It is particularly useful for designing signal lights and taillights, but can also be used to create and adjust any pillowed surface on a grid.
LucidShape: UV Data Properties Dialog Box Enhancements

The UV Data Properties dialog box has been rearranged into four sections to improve its organization and usability:

  • Ranges and presets
  • Data display
  • Overlay
  • Color tone mapping

In addition, the UV Data Properties dialog box now includes the ability to define presets for display properties and custom isolines.



The LucidDrive tool provides night driving simulations that generate nearly photorealistic lighting scenes in real time, which allows designers to quickly and accurately evaluate beam patterns of vehicle headlamps prior to expensive fabrication and testing.

LucidDrive is a standalone night driving simulation tool. It makes use of the latest modern graphics hardware technology to show near-photorealistic lighting scenes in real time. The primary function of LucidDrive is to evaluate beam patterns of vehicle headlamps under simulated, realistic conditions. It is an ideal software tool to provide virtual reality simulation prior to expensive fabrication and testing.

Application Examples

Automotive lighting
(headlamp, tail light, exterior)
Projector lamps
License plate illumination


LucidShape Example