July 19, 2012, 06:08:49 pm
Thought I'd post some "sketches" I created using Lumion 2.5 and some of the rendered shots for comparison. For reference the site aerial image is 6.5 km x 6.5 km. We used this model for an interview so the buildings are just mass blocks to show a general idea of size and shape with the main focus being on traffic circulation and pedestrian interaction. I had a ton of fun putting it together.
All modeling done in Sketchup 8
Google Earth Pro for aerial images
NO Photoshop except to draw the black "pencil" line around the outside edge of the lumion image
Sketch effect achieve in Lumion by selecting and setting the sliders in the sketch effect for videos and then exported out as a still image.
Roughly 4 hours in Lumion to add trees, cars and people. Also to setup the animation sequences and still shots. Animation sequences rendered at three stars at 720 resolution in about 30 to 45 mins. for the longest 30 sec clip. Super fast! Rendered using a not so good Radeon card HD6790 2gb.