April 10, 2013, 01:02:17 am
Thanks for all your comments. Much appreciated! The thing to remember about 'Overlay Image' is that the image will take precedence over your model. So what you first need to do is remove all parts of your photo that correspond with where you expect your model will sit. (Save as a .PNG with transparent background). You'll probably want to remove the sky from your photo so that you can use the Lumion sky. Also, try to use an image with as few foreground objects as possible. Keep your original photo just in case you need to add elements of the original environment back into the scene. The whole process is done using movie effects. Pan and zoom until your model sits just in the right spot then capture the position. Don't forget you can use the arrows on your keyboard to do this. Adjust sun angles etc. to match shadows in the scene . Another important thing to remember is that because most of us use a wide screen monitor the 'overlay image' may look 'stretched' and you may need to squash your model slightly to compensate, then correct the image ratio later. I worked most of this out through trial and error myself, but there may be a better way to complete some of these steps. Anyway, I hope this helps.