Small Backyard Design

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EarthMover

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Small Backyard Design
« on: June 17, 2011, 10:53:57 pm »
June 17, 2011, 10:53:57 pm
This is little project I did over the past two days for a landscape client of mine.  It's a very small backyard space that I designed with multiple aspects.  I had the idea to show each part separately drop into place, but it proved to be quite a challenge using lumion.  The first part of the video took 7 scenes and a lot of trying to align the start and end frame of the "Move Item" operand for each scene.  Luckily this is just a little scene, so it was good practice.  Something like this on a bigger scene is probably better to keyframe in Max first, but I'll have to wait a bit before I can afford Ultimate. 

Nothing special, just a fun little scene.  Slight post work done in Premiere.  I need to re-render without the flare effect causing the water to glow so much. 


RAD

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Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 11:06:31 pm »
June 17, 2011, 11:06:31 pm
Nice Earthmover! 
I'm sure you learned a lot during this process to make this movie!

Around 1:12 there is a crazy reflection on that Glass table from the water in the spa reflecting up through the trellis grid bouncing off the reflection cube - then back down onto the Glass table. If I am fully grasping the Cube map inside Lumion.

Anyone really know how to control that cube map's location? 
Never been able to select it in my past attempts.
 
Possible tip - Maybe darkening that glass up on the table and take a we-bit of reflection off it and the windows on the house.  Might help out.  If you darken the interior material color of the spa it might help a little with the water being so bright while allowing you to still get some sparkle from it.

RAD

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Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 11:16:02 pm »
June 17, 2011, 11:16:02 pm

EarthMover

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Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 11:49:28 pm »
June 17, 2011, 11:49:28 pm
Thanks bro.  I'll take a look.  Reflections are a big thorn in my side.  If I have time, I'll play with the scene a bit more to fix a few things.

jordan230

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Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 11:49:56 pm »
June 17, 2011, 11:49:56 pm
check this project: http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=1285.0

he was having the same problems with the reflections in the water and at the end he fix it tweaking some values in the lens flare. Also fix the reflection in the windows you can do all this in the movie effect settings.

Nice work by the way, i like the assembly of the patio at the beginning really cool stuff!!!!

RAD

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Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 11:53:42 pm »
June 17, 2011, 11:53:42 pm
check this project: http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=1285.0

he was having the same problems with the reflections in the water and at the end he fix it tweaking some values in the lens flare. Also fix the reflection in the windows you can do all this in the movie effect settings.

Nice work by the way, i like the assembly of the patio at the beginning really cool stuff!!!!

Good Reference!  +1

Frank

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Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 11:26:49 pm »
June 18, 2011, 11:26:49 pm
Nice film and nice ideas!
You ARE an earthmover.  :-D

Re: Small Backyard Design
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 10:58:44 pm »
June 19, 2011, 10:58:44 pm
Looks good. This also shows the potential for the animation plug-in we're working on. Would be awesome of you could animate the assembly really easily. Try turning on extra frame edge rendering to reduce ssao artfacts. Toreduce the flares in the water try different combinations of flare intensity, sun brightness and exposure.