September 20, 2012, 04:22:00 pm
Thanks for all the comments! This project was a lot of fun and the Lumion images and animation now get to do the real work...fundraising!!!
@Francan: I've outlined a few of the keys that I use to get the lens flare and glass reflections to look the way I want...hopefully this helps you out. Let me know if you have other questions and I'll try to help.
The first image shows my lens flare settings. I've circled some of the items to note. You have to do this in the movie mode....just pick the shot you want and snap it as a single frame and thats it. Just add any effects you want and when you go from movie mode back to photo mode (has to be in that order) you will be able to export a single image that shows all the effects of the movie but in a single rendered image.
The next two images show the reflection control ball. It is under the lights menu when you click the little tools icon at the top. Just place the ball where you want to see reflections generated from and adjust the location until the reflections are pleasing to you. You can only place one ball in the model so I just move it around for still shots and then place it in a fairly universal spot when I do the animations.