January 26, 2012, 10:52:52 am
Thanks for the reply Remko.
I think we are talking about a little bit different thing.
What you were talking about is importing an entire scene from exterior 3DMax, Maya, etc (with their 3d modeling software lights, their 3d modeling software cameras, their paths, their 3d Modeling software lights, etc) would be nice for many I'm sure - an entire scene, yes.
what I described earlier was in lieu of this.
Say for instance you have a building or a street and a person is creating or has models of interior lights (these are simply meshes built in a native 3d app) or you have street lights with bulbs (again meshes). They have a material applied in whatever modeling application is being used if wanted and are given a name in ones native 3D modeling software.
Fast forward - Model has been imported into Lumion. Inside Lumion are these imported meshes that "represent" lights. Then to have the ability to be able to select these meshes and apply a specific Lumion light to them...in mass, individually, etc.... - like a material. Then people would not have to try to place lights in Lumion without the snaps and all that good stuff that the modeling apps are made to do. They can bring them in like tree models, houses, whatever - then apply the light to the mesh. That would be fast.