September 03, 2013, 01:11:35 am
Thanks for sharing an interesting and different use of Lumion project.
...But also there is no option to cue jobs like you can in Afterburner (for 3D Studio Max) or Task Manager in SolidWorks. That would have been a great addition so I could render scenes at night and in the weekend.
As a licensed commercial user you can post items to the Wishlist Boards, which are more closely looked at by the dev team.
Some users will just set the movie to render at end of day, but of course there is no control over timing as in After Burner etc. Use of something like Windows Task Manager unfortunately won't help as Lumion is not hooked to allow for the action to kick off a movie render.
..The biggest problem I run into can be seen in the opening shot. I used scale 1 to 1, so the island (which should have been a coastline) is limited by the 2 x 2 kilometer land boundary in Lumion.
Next time I will scale the scene making use of Simlab during the conversion to fbx to 1:10 or something.
Land mass which is larger than the 2048mx2048m Lumion Terrain, can be modelled and then imported as a mesh using the Add a New Model
. This does not allow for editing with the Lumion Terrain tools, but within the 3D modeller used, and any changes are the same as for other models by using the update model and reapply materials update feature. The world size is 43km radius, although content to that extreme is generally not advisable due to some other limitations.
Some users do this using Google Earth terrain modelled and imported.
There is also the option of importing a heightmap, but that is limited and scaled to the Lumion editable Terrain 2km size.