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RYANF100

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[Answered] Modify Native Texture Maps from Lumion
« on: May 08, 2019, 11:52:54 pm »
May 08, 2019, 11:52:54 pm
Hi Everyone. Not exactly sure if this question is nonsensical or not, but here goes:

I can't figure out a way to edit (or even find, for that matter) a raster image file for the textures that come native in Lumion. What I would like to do is take one of the concrete textures, for example, and make it look like the expansion joints are staggered rather than in a grid. Another example would be making a tile pattern switch from stacked-bond (grid) to running bond (like a brick pattern).

This would be very, very easy to do in photoshop if I were able to edit or copy the material texture file, but the only files I can find are .sim, which I can't seem to open.

I'm currently using Lumion 9.3. Any advice?

Re: Modify Native Texture Maps from Lumion
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 11:58:59 pm »
May 08, 2019, 11:58:59 pm
Hi RYANF100

Welcome.  It's an interesting question not asked of too many times before.

Are you using a Trial version of Lumion or do you have the commercial product?

Before we begin, please add your Lumion V9.3 License Key to your Support Account (see our Knowledge Base article, step 2.2 - 2.4 : How do you get technical support?

When you have done that, please post here a reply, and I can then move this topic to the right Board and give you access to the full Support Center.
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RYANF100

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May 09, 2019, 03:08:46 pm
The computer and license I have were set up before I got this job, and I'm having trouble finding the information. I definitely don't have an email from Lumion. Is there a way to find the License Key in the application itself?

May 09, 2019, 03:18:10 pm
Your colleague Richard has got the 'Getting started with Lumion' emails that include the License Key.

You need to click on the Profile button above this Support Topic, and then ask Richard to enter the License Key at the bottom of your Account Settings page.
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May 09, 2019, 03:20:54 pm
Now, regarding your original question, it's unfortunately not possible to export the original textures from Lumion as they're licensed from third parties on condition that we do not redistribute them in the original file formats.

Your best bet is to tell us the name of the material you're interested in, so that we can try to locate the product on the supplier's website. That way you'd be able to buy it and modify it for your own projects.

Would that work for you?
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RYANF100

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May 09, 2019, 03:23:46 pm
Thank you! I'll get on it tomorrow when he's back in the office.

That's at least a start, and hopefully I can find it. I'm after the "Concrete 005 DDS 1024" texture file.

May 09, 2019, 03:34:56 pm
All right, we'll take a look.
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May 09, 2019, 03:37:18 pm
Here's the link:

External Link: Arroway: Concrete 5

Note that the Lumion version is a cropped, square version at a resolution of 1024x1024 pixels, so if you buy the original texture, be prepared to edit it a bit if you need an exact match.
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RYANF100

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Re: [Answered] Modify Native Texture Maps from Lumion
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 04:06:08 pm »
May 09, 2019, 04:06:08 pm
Seriously, Thank you so much. This has been something I've searched for for almost three days. Is the free version of that texture the one used in Lumion? Becuase it looks almost higher-res now that I've made my own and replaced it with the free version.

Thanks for your help!

Re: [Answered] Modify Native Texture Maps from Lumion
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 04:13:56 pm »
May 09, 2019, 04:13:56 pm
Is the free version of that texture the one used in Lumion?

No, the resolution of the free version you've downloaded is only 849px x 424px.

As mentioned above, the Lumion version is a square, cropped 1024x1024 version that's based on the original 7000px x 3500px texture.

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Re: [Answered] Modify Native Texture Maps from Lumion
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 04:19:15 pm »
May 09, 2019, 04:19:15 pm
P.S. Please note that the free sample texture is covered by a CC-BY license:

External Link: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
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