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[Answered] Suggestions / Wishlist
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:36:28 am »
February 08, 2019, 01:36:28 am
I have some experience with previous versions of Lumion and would like to offer ideas for additions to future releases that haven't made it in yet (and are not in version 9 from what I can see).

1 - Please add 3D animated people that can have their textures replaced with a flat color of choice.  This software is purposed to showcase architecture, and often the people, while great for context, can be distracting because of their lack of realism compared to the rest of the scene.  The option to choose a color but have them remain 3D with shadows would be a way to keep a degree of context but direct attention back toward the architecture and away from the people.  Note this is not the same as flat black/white silhouette people. However, it would be best of all people could be turned to solid black/white as an option.

2- Allow for scenes/photos to be rearranged or reordered in Photo and Movie mode.

3- Add the ability to locate a model with longitude and latitude coordinates.  When doing client projects, it is important (for me at least) to represent shadows and sun accurately.

4- Allow emissive materials to cast actual light and shadows.  Several times I wanted to back light letters in a sign and the emissive material won't produce the same effect as it does in Vray or other engines.

5- When cutting a section, have an option for the interior of a building to receive light/shadows through windows/openings only - as if the building were uncut.

Thank you and I hope to get a hold of Lumion 9 soon!

Re: Suggestions / Wishlist
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 02:52:34 am »
February 08, 2019, 02:52:34 am
Hi 3Darchitect

Thanks for your feedback.

Item 1 can be done now.  3D People have a Coloring setting that allows you to change from textured, to black or white as you mention.

Items 2, 4 are things some of your other members have suggested in the Feedback and Ideas Board in the commercial section.  Rearrangement of Clips is possible in Movie Mode (and thus Photos), it's just not available in Photo Mode.

Item 3 you mean to place a model with longitude and latitude coordinates?  For the Sun Study Effect longitude and latitude coordinates can be used for accurate sun/shadow studies.

Item 5, thanks for the suggestion.

We too hope you will be able to get version 9, or above if not v9.

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Re: [Answered] Suggestions / Wishlist
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 09:59:07 am »
February 14, 2019, 09:59:07 am
Dear Lumion Support team, dear forum members.

I have got the Pro 9.0.2 Version and I'm very happy with it. It's the so-far fastest and easiest renderer I've ever seen.

I would like to make an addion to this thread as I have some wishes too, since I'm working for several months first with the Trial and later with the bought pro version, I noticed some missing features.

1. Placing extended moving paths
The exact placing of moving key positions is sometimes very difficult, especially for paths on the air (for birds etc.), as we don't have the UP/DOWN and LEFT/RIGHT moving buttons here. To exactly place a moving key position in the movie-FX Extended move feature (which is great anyway), it would be appreciated to have all of these placing icons we already have in figure placement.

2. Scaling support for individual parts of a FBX models
I am experimenting with imported animations via the FBX support (which is so far very good implemented) and it would be great to have not only rotation and movement abilities but also scaling for a more complex animated FBX model. Please note that I know about the scaling option we have inside the Extended moving FX in animations, but for FBX models existing of more than one figure, the animated scaling support is definitely missing, while individual moving and Rotation is properly supported.

3. The maximum movement time inside extended move FX in animations is 99 seconds. Is there the chance to expand that value to 999 seconds? I know that separating an animation into several takes would solve my problem, but sometimes one take could be longer than 99 seconds.

So far, there are not really many features missing. It's so brillant and easy-to use. Hope you could implement my wishes in one of the next versions.

Re: [Answered] Suggestions / Wishlist
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 10:48:43 am »
February 14, 2019, 10:48:43 am
Hi Claus Jahn, thanks for your kind words about Lumion - and for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

It's probably not going to come as a surprise that all of your suggestions have been suggested by other users in the past - thanks for the +1s. :)

P.S. Don't forget to register your License Key at the bottom of your Profile page. Doing so gives you access to the full forum for licensed users (which is hidden until you register a License Key). We've also got a dedicated Feedback & Ideas section for licensed users where I'd encourage you to share more feedback with us.
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