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Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« on: August 17, 2011, 05:37:01 pm »
August 17, 2011, 05:37:01 pm
Dear Lumion user,

Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available for download in the Customer Area.

Download and unpack the .ZIP file in a temporary directory, and run the setup file.

You can keep older versions of Lumion installed without problems.

We recommend that you create a backup of your Library and Scene files before using the new build (they are located in the Documents/Lumion/Scenes & Library folders).

NOTE
For those of you who haven't installed Build 6 yet, this is just to let you know that there are two "showstopper" bugs (chrome cars and missing SpeedTree billboards) in this build. Both bugs have been fixed in the upcoming Build 7.

About Service Pack 2 Build 6

  • Numerous bugs have been fixed, camera animations are now smoother than before, and as some of you saw in the forum, ambient occlusion shadows (SSAO) have been improved quite a lot.
  • The "baking" process which optimises rendering performance for many identical objects is now a lot faster and uses far less memory.
  • A new "Show Layer" effect with keyframes has been added, so that you can show the different stages of the construction of a building in a single clip.
  • Edge smoothing in movies has been dramatically improved thanks to a new "Smooth edges" effect which will be replacing the old "MLAA" effect. This effect is ideal for rendering movies in 2-star mode if you haven't got time for the more costly x16 edge smoothing in 3-star mode.
  • We have also added a bunch of lovely new palm trees, corals, water lilys and grass objects to the Tree Pack which should make your scenes look more realistic than ever.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support and encouragement - we hope to bring you even more exciting features and improvements in the future.

All the best,

The Lumion Team


Excerpt from ChangeList.txt:

Service pack 2, Build 6:
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Bug fixes:
- The end of a camera animation is now smoother than before.
- Ambient occlusion shadows (SSAO) have been improved.
- The "baking" process which optimises rendering performance for many identical objects is now a lot faster and uses far less memory.
- Thumbnails of saved scenes are no longer squashed.
- The pitch value of materials is no longer set to 1 by default.
- The Depth Offset slider in the Color material no longer adjusts the Overbright slider at the same time
- The end position of an animated object can now be set again without changing the camera perspective.
- Models no longer disappear when resizing the Lumion window.
- A number of typos in the user interface were fixed.
- Edit Materials -> "Escape" no longer causes the materials of one object to be inherited by the next object that is edited.
- Shortcut key 3 no longer opens the Material Editor.
- The object selection of aligned models no longer gets stuck.
- The camera viewport no longer switches while typing in "0" in sliders.
- Color Effects -> Fade in/out is now 100% black.
- 2D silhouettes can now be scaled correctly.
- Escape (Adv. Move) -> Move + SHIFT now works as expected.
- Teleporting people/trees should no longer occur when using the "Animate objects" effect.
- The exposure no longer spikes every time Lumion window is resized during movie renderings.

Added or changed:
- A new "Show Layer" effect with keyframes has been added, so that you can show the different stages of the construction of a building in a single clip.
- Edge smoothing in movies has been dramatically improved thanks to a new "Smooth edges" effect which will be replacing the old "MLAA" effect. This effect is ideal for rendering movies in 2-star mode if you haven't got time for the more costly x16 edge smoothing in 3-star mode.
- The Tree Pack has been updated with a bunch of lovely new palm trees, corals, water lilys and grass objects which should make your scenes look more realistic than ever.
- Imported objects in Documents/Lumion/Library can now be placed in manually created folders.
- Movie section - > Image clip: PNG/TGA/DDS files are now shown in the open file window.
- The sun and cubemap are now updated while adjusting the sliders in the "Cloud settings" effect.
- Fire particle effects are now brighter by default.
- "Focal length" is now included as a Movie effect that can be keyframed.


Service pack 2, Build 5:
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Build 5 was only released as a "Lumion Free" version and is essentially the same as Build 4 but with certain restrictions.

RAD

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 09:47:54 pm »
August 17, 2011, 09:47:54 pm
Getty-UP!   :D

stucki

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 10:06:24 pm »
August 17, 2011, 10:06:24 pm
thanks for this great update !!
love the new foilage.

cant wait to play with it !


gabrielefx

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 10:07:06 pm »
August 17, 2011, 10:07:06 pm
beautiful grass clusters!

Jacobs Architekten

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 12:08:39 am »
August 18, 2011, 12:08:39 am
... is this build also for the FREE version?

Jon Sun

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 05:30:20 am »
August 18, 2011, 05:30:20 am
That is great! You just did a good job,lumion team.

Thank!

tug

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 06:14:59 am »
August 18, 2011, 06:14:59 am
thanks lumion team... artur, arthur, Morten, Remko.... and all those we never contact with them... thanks for your effort

xuanbach1985bk

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 06:29:40 am »
August 18, 2011, 06:29:40 am
thanks lumion team so much, I hope have free vesion for build 6 to try it  :D; thank you again

Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 08:31:09 am »
August 18, 2011, 08:31:09 am
Remko - Shader expert, gfx design, interface design general expert in 3d, created render pipeline of Lumion
Arthur - Created the video export ffmpg modules, quest3d interface design, sales
Artur - Creates everything related to import export
Morten - Content manager
Alexander - Gfx expert, shader expert
Me - created Lumion in Quest3D 5, also created Quest3D

There are many people who help on the sideline which without we wouldn't be able to finish all the work! Like Corine and Angela and soon Patricia for administration sales markteting etc And the many testers like Arron, Peter etc etc

Aliki_N

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 09:27:52 am »
August 18, 2011, 09:27:52 am
Thank you very much Lumion team for the new update!!!

Alickn

Stio

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 10:46:06 am »
August 18, 2011, 10:46:06 am
This is probably a big feelings for - to create new and get great pleasure from admiring gratitude users.
Thank you very much.

VETS3D

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2011, 12:41:07 pm »
August 18, 2011, 12:41:07 pm
I very much like some of the changes in b6...especially having the controls to switch between move/rotate when using animate objects effect :D

Jacobs Architekten

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 10:38:55 pm »
August 19, 2011, 10:38:55 pm
... is there a B6 update for the FREE version?

Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 11:27:31 am »
August 20, 2011, 11:27:31 am
Not yet, but the free version will be updated soon.
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.

gauravarora1389

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Re: Lumion Service Pack 2 Build 6 is now available
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 08:35:46 pm »
August 20, 2011, 08:35:46 pm
I have installed the trial software. I have latest dell i7 laptop with the following configurations:


2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus

Processor   2nd generation Intel® Coreâ„¢ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
Operating System   Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Display   15.6" (39.6cm) FHD (1920x1080) B+RGLED display with TrueLifeâ„¢
Memory2   4GB2 DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Hard Drive   500GB3 hard drive(7200RPM)

When i open the and try to run the the software as soon as i select the new option and select the landscape, my laptop screen goes off and blinks on and off at regular intervals. an error is shown that windows has failed to work and my laptop goes to dos mode and get shut down.

Please suggest me any tip or method to get this software run. Isn't my laptop compatible for this software?