I did a simple heavy test.
A cliend of mine gave me a 3d model modeled in Autocad and then renderized in XSI.
He gave me 16 obj parts with textures, unfortunately all polygons were random flipped and overlapped. I tried to convert all obj blocks with Deep Explorationâ€¦but not all polygons were converted to double side, I donno why.
From DE I exported the obj scene in Max then in Lumion with the dae exporter.
Then In Lumion I aligned all the 16 parts and changed some material. The terrain was modeled in XSI.
I added the water plane and some trees and objects.
At this link the video:
Many sequences were slowed in Premiere Pro, you will notice drop frames, it's better to slow with After Effects, it uses interpolation.
Attached here the stills.
My conclusions are:
Lumion is a fantastic tool but needs improvements:
- Clip speed affects birds and moving objets. I noticed that the clip speed effect sometime stops the flying birds of one frame. Check yourself.
- Clip cut in-out must be repaired
- Flicker problem: all videos generated by Lumion have flicker, in shadows, overlapped polygons, camera clipping, etc. Lumion staff has to find a solution
- Reflection maps has to be improved. Look that poor reflection on that large openings under the portico.
- When the camera pass orthogonal through the water plane the deep blue disappear in one frame.
- Impossible to drive a car on curves or inclined planes
- Impossible to attach two clips with the same camera position in the same place because on every clip there is a sort of dissolve effect, the luma changes. Check yourself. Is it an auto exposure effect? Is it possible to disable it?
Lumion now is a good promise