Author Topic: Lumion 3.0 Released  (Read 8560 times)

Lumion 3.0 Released
« on: November 27, 2012, 05:01:04 pm »
November 27, 2012, 05:01:04 pm
The best version of Lumion is available now!

Check this page for more information:
http://lumion3d.com/lumion-3-0-update/

If you already purchased the new version please wait for
an email with the download link.


As of version 3.0 we will distribute new updates through email
and the downloads will not be listed in the customer area.

Please be patient because we are sending out emails right now.
It might take some time before your email lands in your inbox.

Re: Lumion 3.0 Released
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 01:19:30 pm »
November 28, 2012, 01:19:30 pm
MISSING SHADOWS: PC WITH ATI/AMD CARDS
If you are a PC user with an ATI/AMD card and there are no shadows from cars or trees in Lumion, you need to update your graphics card driver software:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx



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 you have an iMac and certain object types such as trees and cars don't cast shadows in Lumion:

1) Exit Lumion

2) Go here to find out which version of Windows you have (32- or 64-bit):
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

3) Download the attached iMac_Shadows_WinXX-bit.zip file that matches your version of Windows (32- or 64-bit).

4) Unzip the zip file.

5) Overwrite the following file in your Lumion installation folder:
    Lumion\Channels\89E051CA-4273-4EB9-89C8-5FD0CDA1B026.dll
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Re: Lumion 3.0 Released
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 01:48:59 pm »
November 29, 2012, 01:48:59 pm
NEW FEATURES
  • New global illumination lighting technology (New effect -> World -> Global Illumination).
  • New reflection functionality for flat surfaces (New effect -> World -> Reflection).
  • New video textures: Use MP4 movies as textures on models (Standard or Model Library materials -> Textures tab -> Change diffuse texture -> Select MP4 file).
  • New 2D clouds effect & presets (New effect -> Weather -> Cloud).
  • New 3D clouds effect in Movie mode (New effect -> Weather -> Volume clouds).
  • New Sound effect in Movie mode so you can add your own background sound/voice-over or music (Select Entire Movie -> New effect -> Objects -> Sound) (Lumion Pro 3 only).
  • New 3D sound library: Sounds can be placed directly in your scene in Build mode (Lumion Pro 3.0 only).
  • New orbit camera mode: Press the 'o' key (for orbit) and the right mouse button to orbit.
  • New Load/Save material set function: You can now save materials in a scene to a file, and then automatically apply those materials to another imported model provided that they use the same material names in your 3D modelling application (Edit materials -> Load/Save material set buttons).
  • New Select in Library and Replace with Library selection functions in Context Menu.
  • New license system: 1 key for multiple licenses.
  • New animated 3D people (33% in Lumion 3. 100% in Lumion Pro 3).
  • New models: Aircraft, ships, sports venues, garden furniture etc (33% in Lumion 3. 100% in Lumion Pro 3).
  • New trees & plants (33% in Lumion 3. 100% in Lumion Pro 3).
  • New Tilt slider in Handheld camera effect (New effect -> Camera -> Handheld camera).
  • New Foliage Wind effect in the Photo and Movie sections (New effect -> Weather -> Foliage Wind).

IMPROVEMENTS
  • The Glass material can now use 8-bit alpha mask textures.
  • Streamlined interface: Clearer keyboard shortcuts, new Movie effects preview images, simplified Weather settings in Build mode, simpler Movie export menu for videos and image sequences.
  • Improved Photo section: You can now apply effects in Photo mode.
  • Movie and Photo effects can now be enabled in Build mode.
  • Movie effects now include thumbnail images that demonstrate what the effects do.
  • Improved Snow effect: Snow is now affected by lighting and shadows (New effect -> Weather -> Snow).
  • Anti-aliasing is now turned on by default in Build, Movie and Photo mode previews.
  • Water material no longer shows visible tiling.
  • Editing materials is now a lot faster if your model has many materials.
  • Improved horizon.
  • Better fog.

CHANGES
  • Most weather, camera and shadow settings in Build mode have been moved to the Movie/Photo sections as effects. The settings are no longer available in Build mode.
  • Camera keyframes in a clip can now be rendered in Movie mode (Save movie or Create movie from clip -> Images tab -> Frame range -> Custom -> Shots).
  • Load camera views is now (SHIFT) + (1)/(2)/(3)...(0) instead of (1)/(2)/(3)...(0).
  • The Blur in-out effect has now been integrated in Movie effects -> Style -> In/out.
  • ALT + Reload Model has been changed to a button that appears when you press the CTRL key while editing the materials of a model.
  • The Clip Plane object has been temporarily removed due to technical problems. It will be re-instated in a future update.
  • The Focal Length effect has been temporarily removed. It will be re-instated in a future update.
  • The Smooth Edges effect has been removed as it is now applied by default in all real-time modes (Build/Photo/Movie mode) and when rendering 1 and 2 star movies.
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.