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ryste3d

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My first Lumion project
« on: January 16, 2012, 07:27:16 pm »
January 16, 2012, 07:27:16 pm
Hi, this is my first post here. I am all new to Lumion witch is a very easy to learn program. I would say that you don't have to learn it, just do it. After 10 min. you know everything.

Or do you?

I have imported a very big model into lumion all the way from Lightwave - PolyTrans - Sketchup - Lumion. Now I want to ad more 3D terrain an new buildings to my Lumion project - but how do I do that? All my objects are exported from the same 3d coordinates from SU, but when I import into Lumion how do I control the placement / alignment of the object.
 
One major problem is the move tool. If I first move the object with the vertical move tool and then try to move the object with the horizontal move tool it jump down again making it impossible to line up? Or am I doing something wrong?


 

billet323

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 08:03:35 pm »
January 16, 2012, 08:03:35 pm
I have the same problem.... Any incite would be greatly appreciated!

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 08:22:18 pm »
January 16, 2012, 08:22:18 pm
Nice model, good animation. I like the colors.  ;)
Here it goes.
Upload a video.
NOTE:
To select various objects, press CTRL and make a rectangle selection.
And to deselect, press CTRL and make a litlle rectangle selecting nothing.

ryste3d

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 08:49:50 pm »
January 16, 2012, 08:49:50 pm
Thank you, much appreciated. Great response on this forum!

Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 09:33:20 pm »
January 16, 2012, 09:33:20 pm
Beautiful colors,
regards

dbalex

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 10:02:24 pm »
January 16, 2012, 10:02:24 pm
nice animation!

cpercer

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 10:17:50 pm »
January 16, 2012, 10:17:50 pm

One major problem is the move tool. If I first move the object with the vertical move tool and then try to move the object with the horizontal move tool it jump down again making it impossible to line up? Or am I doing something wrong?

While in the move command, hold (H) to temporarily switch to the height tool and (R) to temporarily switch to the rotate tool.

After adjusting the height of your object, hold shift while using the move tool.  This will prevent your model from realigning to the terrain.

RAD

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 03:03:06 am »
January 17, 2012, 03:03:06 am
Very Good Video!

 :)   :)

Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 01:01:29 pm »
January 17, 2012, 01:01:29 pm
Now I want to ad more 3D terrain an new buildings to my Lumion project - but how do I do that? All my objects are exported from the same 3d coordinates from SU, but when I import into Lumion how do I control the placement / alignment of the object.
Excerpt from the Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2759.

"Align" command: This command lets you centre selected objects so that their pivot points are at the same position (CTRL-select objects -> Context menu -> Transformation -> Align). If you need to move or manipulate one of the overlapping objects, place the mouse cursor over the small overlapping object selection icons and use the mouse wheel (or the Arrow Up/Down keys) to toggle between the objects.

I would also recommend that you "lock" the position of the aligned/imported objects, so that they can't be moved, regardless of what you do to the terrain. Here's how:

Select models -> Context menu -> Transformation -> Lock position

If I first move the object with the vertical move tool and then try to move the object with the horizontal move tool it jump down again making it impossible to line up? Or am I doing something wrong?
Excerpt from the Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2759.

(SHIFT) + Move selected object(s): Press shift while dragging selected objects to move them horizontally with snapping turned off.

TIP: To prevent the roof from flickering at 1:20, add the Camera Clip Plane effect to that clip, and increase the Near Plane slider value until the flickering disappears.
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BMcIsaac

Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 05:14:28 pm »
January 17, 2012, 05:14:28 pm
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While in the move command, hold (H) to temporarily switch to the height tool and (R) to temporarily switch to the rotate tool.

After adjusting the height of your object, hold shift while using the move tool.  This will prevent your model from realigning to the terrain.

How come I miss this stuff all the time.... :-o...thanks cpercer!!!!

cpercer

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 05:55:12 pm »
January 17, 2012, 05:55:12 pm
How come I miss this stuff all the time.... :-o...thanks cpercer!!!!

Welcome!  :-D

Frank

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Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 04:49:49 pm »
January 20, 2012, 04:49:49 pm
Good building design, good animation and nice use of DOF. Very good!

Re: My first Lumion project
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 05:40:46 pm »
January 23, 2012, 05:40:46 pm
Must be one of the best "I am new" movies I have seen in a while. Very well done. Looks great.