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Lumion 2.5 Released
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:39:55 am »
June 25, 2012, 11:39:55 am
You can now download Lumion 2.5 in the Customer Area on the website.
This download updates Lumion for the following licenses:
  • Lumion FREE
  • Lumion
  • Lumion ULTIMATE
  • Lumion PRO
  • Lumion Educational
  • Lumion Educational PRO

Click here to go to the Customer Area

Click here for an article about changes in Lumion 2.5

IMPORTANT
De-activate your license in Lumion before uninstalling older versions!


SHAKING PLANTS: HOTFIX FOR EVERYONE
This problem causes plants to shake, even if the Wind Strength slider is set to 0.

1) Exit Lumion
2) Download the attached Hotfix_PlantsVsWind.zip.
3) Unzip the zip file.
4) Overwrite the following folder and all files inside the folder:
    Lumion Installation Folder\ArchitectEdition\Project\Sceneitems\SpeedTree\Shaders


MISSING SHADOWS: HOTFIX FOR MAC USERS WITH ATI/AMD CARDS
This problem is caused by too old graphics card drivers in certain Mac computers with ATI/AMD graphics cards. You should only follow this procedure if certain object types such as trees and cars don't cast shadows in Lumion:

1) Exit Lumion
2) Download the attached iMac_Shadows_WinXX-bit.zip file that matches your version of Windows (32- or 64-bit).
3) Unzip the zip file.
4) Overwrite the following file in your Lumion installation folder:
    Lumion\Channels\89E051CA-4273-4EB9-89C8-5FD0CDA1B026.dll

PC users with an ATI/AMD card who are experiencing this problem should simply update their graphics card drivers:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 12:42:15 pm »
June 25, 2012, 12:42:15 pm
NEW FUNCTIONALITY IN LUMION® PRO 2.5
  • New Imperfect Camera effect (Hand-held camera, dust and scratches).

NEW FUNCTIONALITY IN LUMION®, LUMION ULTIMATE® AND LUMION® PRO 2.5
  • A new Referral system has been introduced (Get free licenses if friends buy Lumion).
  • Lumion Educational is now available via your University/Technical college.
  • Lumion Pro Educational is now available via your University/Technical college.
  • Movie effects can now be copied from one clip to another.
  • New Underwater effect.

OTHER CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS
  • F7: See the Terrain without automatic culling at the maximum level of detail.
  • Sky Drop effect -> Max Height was changed from 100m to 1000m.
  • New Deselect all button has been added in Build mode.
  • FPS Setting now also displays the number of currently selected models.
  • The Streaks effect has been removed as it is already part of the Lens Flare effect.
  • New Cancel button when editing materials.
  • 4 x Japanese Maple trees have been improved.
  • L (Scale), P (Rotate Pitch) and B (Rotate Bank) shortcuts are now available in more situations.
  • Models can now be placed as far away from 0,0,0 as you want (Beware of jitter though).
  • Wind has been changed so that branches don't sway so repetitively anymore.
  • The Advanced Animation effect has been overhauled:
    If you open it for the first time, the Max Duration of the animation is the clip duration.
    Max Duration has been increased to 99 seconds.
    You now need to select an object in order to see its keyframes.
    If you move the time-line slider, a blue dot will now show if you are "on" a keyframe.
    You can now more accurately create keys at 0.1 second intervals.

BUG FIXES
  • Godrays effect -> It no longer blurs the image.
  • Godrays effect -> It is no longer active at night.
  • Godrays effect -> Snow is no longer affected by this effect.
  • Watercolor effect -> Dynamic slider now works when White out is 0.
  • Fog is no longer culled before it reaches the horizon.
  • Fog now looks identical inside and outside the Lumion terrain square on ATI/AMD graphics cards.
  • Custom Terrain textures are no longer mirrored.
  • Colour palette -> Pasting a hexadecimal colour now works correctly again.
  • Siderock materials now look correct again, both from a distance and up close.
  • Clip type -> Movie now renders the full movie file instead of just 1 frame.
  • Photo mode -> You can now cancel renderings (it takes a little while to cancel all file write operations).
  • Ocean wind direction is no longer reversed in Movie mode (compared with Build mode).
  • Advanced animation -> Animated people no longer face the wrong way when the time slider is past the last keyframe.
  • Custom Library folders should now be working correctly again.
  • Light sources are no longer visible in reflections when Show light source is off.
  • Lightmapped materials no longer glow when increasing the Diffuse Shadow slider.
  • Select trees -> Edit Properties -> All models are no longer set to the same position the first time you do this.
  • Waterfall material -> Foam is now more visible at night.
  • Custom G-buffer map output -> Other formats than BMP are now available.
  • Low memory mode now reduces the scale of imported textures in a stricter manner.
  • The Lumion Splash screen has been updated.
  • Custom terrain material -> Thumbnails are now updated when replacing textures.
  • Build mode -> Photo mode -> Current camera angle is no longer added to the saved camera thumbnail #1.
  • Show Layer effect keyframes are no longer slightly offset in longer clips
  • Scrubbing to the end of the timeline now works as expected.
  • Indoor -> Lighting tab is no longer black when not selected.
  • Green selection overlay is now updated correctly after position type-ins.
  • Green horizontal line is no longer visible when choosing Context menu.
  • Edit clip -> Scrubbar no longer pushes keyframe thumbnails left and right.
  • If there are 28/56/84 models in a model category, there is no longer an empty page at the end.
  • The order of RGB axes is now the same as the XYZ position type-in axes.
  • The Diffuse shadow slider value is no longer hidden behind the Shadow slope offset slider.
  • Bench_015 now has the correct bounding box
  • Circular object icons -> Indoor and Outdoor icons have now been swapped.
  • Material thumbnails are no longer missing when editing a material the first time after starting Lumion.
  • Movie section -> Effects are no longer on top of upper left buttons.
  • The Sky texture is now updated when the Contrails effect is deleted.
  • Weather -> Tile size slider is no longer too long when you start Lumion.
  • Toggling layer visibility no longer makes a hidden layer active.
  • Moving models in the top left corner no longer activates the Layer UI.
  • The scene description text field now has multiple lines again.
  • Object category -> Characters tool tip has been changed to People and Animals.
  • Settings -> Image quality has been changed to Editor Image Quality.
  • Air Trails effect has been renamed to Contrails effect.
IMPORTANT: Please do not send private messages and emails to members of staff - unless we specifically ask you to send us sensitive information, for example License Keys.

darek13

    Reputation: 7
Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 02:10:40 pm »
June 25, 2012, 02:10:40 pm
Great new features! My favourite hand-held camera effect and effects copy $ paste.

Biju Kumar

    Reputation: 4
Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 03:29:43 pm »
June 25, 2012, 03:29:43 pm
2.1 and below can not update?  :(

artmusicstudio.de

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Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 03:55:25 pm »
June 25, 2012, 03:55:25 pm
hi, is it possible to keep the pro 2.2 installation and install the 2.5 in a separat folder ?

so if there are any problems with a new installation , i could activate the 2.2 back again and work ?

tx
stan

Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 04:09:22 pm »
June 25, 2012, 04:09:22 pm
2.1 and below can not update?  :(

Hi Wendell, I can see that you have a Lumion 2 Basic license, so you'll need to contact sales [at] act-3d.com.
IMPORTANT: Please do not send private messages and emails to members of staff - unless we specifically ask you to send us sensitive information, for example License Keys.

Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 04:14:44 pm »
June 25, 2012, 04:14:44 pm
hi, is it possible to keep the pro 2.2 installation and install the 2.5 in a separat folder ?

so if there are any problems with a new installation , i could activate the 2.2 back again and work ?

Yes, that's no problem.
IMPORTANT: Please do not send private messages and emails to members of staff - unless we specifically ask you to send us sensitive information, for example License Keys.

Biju Kumar

    Reputation: 4
Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 07:04:50 pm »
June 25, 2012, 07:04:50 pm
Hi Wendell, I can see that you have a Lumion 2 Basic license, so you'll need to contact sales [at] act-3d.com.

Thanks for the reply Morten, but the company's on a tight budget now...projects are hard to come-by...  :-[

Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 09:17:56 pm »
June 25, 2012, 09:17:56 pm
what exactly is the underwater effect? Didnt we already have it?

RAD

    Reputation: 32
Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 09:30:21 pm »
June 25, 2012, 09:30:21 pm
 :) "Movie effects can now be copied from one clip to another" = Win.   :) 

Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 10:03:59 pm »
June 25, 2012, 10:03:59 pm
Congratulation for Lumion 2.5, Great NEW FUNCTIONALITY and OTHER CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS. Pls can demonstrate it or some example of the new features?
Many thanks to Lumion Staff

Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 10:14:48 pm »
June 25, 2012, 10:14:48 pm
what exactly is the underwater effect? Didnt we already have it?

Normally the underwatereffect is activated when you move under a water plane. With this movie effect you can enable it anywhere you want. It's useful if you assign the water material to a piece of your imported model and you want to take a dive with the camera.

Gaieus

    Reputation: 44
Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2012, 11:44:50 pm »
June 25, 2012, 11:44:50 pm
Normally the underwatereffect is activated when you move under a water plane. With this movie effect you can enable it anywhere you want. It's useful if you assign the water material to a piece of your imported model and you want to take a dive with the camera.

This has been problematic with custom water planes all the time so far.
Gai...

Jacobs Architekten

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Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2012, 02:29:27 am »
June 26, 2012, 02:29:27 am
hi all,

can someone tell me where the downloaded files are stored before they are installed?
I don't want to download them again for my home office pc.

J-P.

RAD

    Reputation: 32
Re: LUMION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2012, 04:19:30 am »
June 26, 2012, 04:19:30 am
it put them in the same place as the installer was placed - on the desktop.