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Clory_V5

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[Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:50:54 pm »
August 08, 2019, 08:50:54 pm
I'm comparing the most popular rendering software and trying to pick one for my firm. I have to say, the navigation of Lumion is not easy for someone doesn't play computer games. Why a software that is targeting architect but its navigation is purely based on gaming experience?

I read some posts and replies in this forum and seems Lumion doesn't want to change its navigate system at all. All I see is Lumion keeps telling people that you need to get used to a new UI and here're our short-cut and how convenient they are. Is Lumion develop team assume that every renderer supposes to be a gamer first?

I use Revit, Sketchup, and 3Dmax sometimes Rhino. They all have different UI but I have no problem working on all of them. Can Lumion develop team take a look at that architecture 3D software and adapt a similar navigation system?

Re: The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 09:02:54 pm »
August 08, 2019, 09:02:54 pm
Hi Clory_V5,

We are sorry that the Lumion interface doesn't meet your requirements, we will pass on your feedback to our developers.

Let us know if you've got any other feedback you'd like to share.
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DiegoR

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Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 10:26:00 pm »
August 08, 2019, 10:26:00 pm
I'll also express my concerns with this.

I grew up playing computer games so navigating in Lumion has come somewhat naturally but it has been very difficult for many people in my firm.

I think the biggest difference is that you are moving the camera in Lumion vs moving the model in Revit, sketchup, Rhino etc.

I dont think people are used to using WASD and i still find people using the arrow keys and scroll wheel to move around even after using Lumion for over a year or two.

I'm not sure what you can really do since eveyone that already has Lumion is used to the current movement but I just wanted to express that one of the biggest learning curves in our office is trying to figure out how to move around the model smoothly. This is a skill that we would really like developed within our firm because we have a lot of client meetings where we are walking through the model and only 4 or so people can smoothly navigate the model.


Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 11:06:24 pm »
August 08, 2019, 11:06:24 pm
Hi DiegoR,

I understand that not everyone is experienced with WASD movement and that this can create a learning curve for some people.

Since every software has it's own navigation controls, it can be a lot to remember/master for the users.

Unfortunately, that's how Lumion is and there is no plan to change the navigation controls.
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Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 11:10:11 pm »
August 08, 2019, 11:10:11 pm
Hi DiegoR

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...I dont think people are used to using WASD and i still find people using the arrow keys and scroll wheel to move around...

What is wrong with using those?
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DiegoR

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Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 03:13:11 pm »
August 09, 2019, 03:13:11 pm
Nothing is wrong with using the arrow keys but i feel like when I'm walking through my model I have to use Q and E along with WASD to provide a smooth walkthrough. I guess while using the arrow keys they could also pan with the mouse wheel.

There's nothing wrong with the way things are now. I've just noticed that being one of the big early hurdles for most people I train in Lumion.

Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 03:16:10 pm »
August 09, 2019, 03:16:10 pm
Thank you for your feedback, DiegoR.
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Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 03:17:00 pm »
August 09, 2019, 03:17:00 pm
Nothing is wrong with using the arrow keys but i feel like when I'm walking through my model I have to use Q and E along with WASD to provide a smooth walkthrough. I guess while using the arrow keys they could also pan with the mouse wheel.

(Yes, that would also work)
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martinch

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Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 07:15:29 pm »
August 09, 2019, 07:15:29 pm
Hi DiegoR, regarding your comparison to Revit.
Did you try clicking letter "o" + right mouse button to orbit in a similar way to Revit?
I found out about this very recently and it helps a lot.

martin

DiegoR

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Re: [Answered] The navigate function is a big drawback of Lumion
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 04:06:06 pm »
August 12, 2019, 04:06:06 pm
Yes "O" is very helpful. The people I train are usually relieved when I tell them about since it relates to the way we move in Revit.