Author Topic: SITE MOVIE  (Read 297 times)

IanBarnett

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SITE MOVIE
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:21:18 pm »
May 15, 2018, 04:21:18 pm
THIS IS ONE I JUST COMPLETED FOR A CLIENT. THEY ARE VERY HAPPY AND SO AM I.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS I HAD WERE THE FLICKERING ISSUES WITH THE LEAD FLASHINGS/BRICK/RENDER BECAUSE OF CONFLICTS AS WELL AS FLASHING/FLICKERING OF THE CHROME LETTER BOXES ON THE DOORS.
I ADJUSTED THE MODELS ENDLESSLY TO BRING THE SURFACES APART SO THEY DIDN'T FIGHT AND JUST ABOUT RESOLVED THE PROBLEM BUT IT TOOK A LOT OF FIDDLING ABOUT. THE TROUBLE WAS THAT WHEN I MANAGED TO GET RID OF ONE FLICKERING ISSUE IT WOULD OFTEN CAUSE A DIFFERENT ONE SOMEWHERE ELSE!

I DIDN'T DO IT IN THE END AS I RAN OUT IF TIME (RE-RENDERING THE WHOLE MOVIE TOOK 18 HOURS EACH TIME) BUT THE ONLY WAY I COULD STOP THE LETTERBOXES FLICKERING/REFLECTING EVERYTHING WAS TO MAKE THEM A DIFFERENT MATERIAL COMPLETELY. I WOULD DO LOTS OF TEST RENDERS IN LOW RES BUT OFTEN PROBLEMS ONLY WERE VISIBLE WHEN RENDERED AT HIGHER QUALITY.

ANYWAY I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE OVERALL RESULT AND I THANK THE LUMION TEAM VERY MUCH FOR CREATING A RELATIVELY EASY TO USE PRODUCT WHICH CAN GIVE SUCH GOOD AND QUICK RESULTS; I ESPECIALLY LIKE TO TRY AND BRING THE PROJECT TO LIFE WITH THE PEOPLE,CARS, BIRDS ETC.
IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A FEW MORE ANIMALS, PEOPLE ETC SO THAT THE SAME ONES DON'T KEEP TURNING UP!

I USED A VERSION OF THE REALISTIC PRESET WHICH SHOWED A SUNNY STYLE WHICH THE CLIENT WAS AFTER HOWEVER MY FIRST SHORT CLIP I SENT THEM WAS USING THE OVERCAST ONE WHICH LOOKS MUCH MORE REALISTIC AND ENGLISH IN STYLE BUT A BIT TOO GLOOMY TO PROMOTE AND SELL THE DEVELOPMENT REALLY; I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO TRY AND FIND A VERSION WITH THE REALISM OF OVERCAST BUT WITH A BRIGHTER VIBE IF POSSIBLE. MY ATTEMPTS WHEN BRIGHTENING THE OVERCAST PRE-SET STARTED TO LOSE THE REALISTIC FEEL UNFORTUNATELY.
ANY SUGGESTIONS?


Crookster

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Re: SITE MOVIE
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 08:53:22 pm »
May 15, 2018, 08:53:22 pm
Well done Ian. That took a lot of patience.

+1 on the overcast but sunny  :D :D I know what you mean !

Re: SITE MOVIE
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 02:13:36 am »
May 16, 2018, 02:13:36 am
Hi Ian

As per the support topic on the flickering, it's unusual to get so many surfaces causing the problem.  If you notice it happening in another projects, please let us know.  We would need to see the 3d model files to try and determine what the underlying cause is.  Otherwise the Lumion material and flicker control settings work well in most cases.

re using a Style for a base with a overcast sky etc: I suggest opening a new topic in the General Question Board, and provide a test file so we or other members can provide some suggestions and settings to try and get something close to what you are after.