May 27, 2011, 04:48:22 pm
Thanks for the crits. I dont mind! It actually helps one of the cases I brought up earlier.
Yes I agree that the hedge doesnt look as good as it should. Partly my fault...partly Lumion's fault. My fault for not having/creating a 3d hedge model instead of the billboard.
Its also Lumion's shortcoming because if I had made all of those individual hedge plants into single billboards, all the edges would be extremely obvious as I walk past the hedge and every time I execute every turn. Like Gaieus said, its very obvious with the lavendar plants.
I brought this issue up a while ago in this thread (points 14,15, and 16): http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=863.msg5090#msg5090
In short, it seems that all edges of all billboards will always be very visible because of the fact the lumion doesnt face the billboards parallel to the camera. It always faces them parallel to the line of movement.
For example: if you are traveling straight north and you have some billboards set up in front of you to your left and to your right...lumion will make those billboards face straight south. This is incorrect...they should face a bit southeast and southwest, parallel to the viewer so that the viewer doesnt see the edges while moving or turning. Sketchup does a better job of not letting you see the edges of billboards while turning.