2) How does The photo match effect help me?
If you want real context placement of your design build. A lot of users, when required to provide compliance information about a project to local or government agencies, are requested to show the project in the real-life setting, so with Photo Match
, you can do that. There are also two other techniques for making in-context backgrounds when you need to do a 3D animation or other 3D Photos, but those only need techniques for adding backgrounds to your Lumion Project
file, so are covered in other Support Topics in our commercial section.
See also:Video Tutorial: Photo Matching Tutorial 1: Quick StartVideo Tutorial: Photo Matching Tutorial 2: BeginnerVideo Tutorial: Photo Matching Tutorial 3: In Depth
3) Material selections seem so limited.
See my initial answer in my reply earlier on.
Otherwise, can you explain some more what you are expecting for residential and some examples so we can relate those to what you can do in Lumion.
4) Can i have more than 10 render images in any given project?
Yes. You can have 100 in Photo Mode
- 10 Photo Sets
with 10 Photos
per Photo Set
When you click on the next unused Photo Set
you enable it and can then add Photos to it. See attached picture 1.
5) Trees set up in revit disappear when the project is linked. What's the quickest way to correct this.
If the trees are RPC objects, then it is not possible to export those. RPC licensing prevents export to other software.
To workaround that, you can create a simple shape such as a box for each of the trees and use the Node Replacement
workflow. This workflow allows you to export the Nodes
, and then replace those in Lumion with objects from the Plant Library
See also:Knowledge Base: How do you replace imported 'proxy' objects with Library objects?Video Tutorial: Lesson 11 - Nodes and Node Replacement
6) Open street map is terrible. Can't move or edit once set. And only works if you have no levels. Which doesn't help.
You mean the OpenStreetMap
or your Imported Model
If the former, then that is now by design to accommodate the real-world Heightmap
system, where the OpenStreetMap
is now fully real-world orientated In other words, if the model in the 3D modeling software is correctly world aligned then all that should be needed is to place it in the Project
model can be moved horizontally by moving the marker on the OpenStreetMap
map before downloading the model data again.
You can always move your Imported Model
in Lumion by selecting the model (whether imported using LiveSync
(direct) or LiveSync
Export) and using the Move
Tool or Rotate Tool
, or entering values for the positions. Are you not able to do that? Is the Object Icon
for the Imported Model
colored red? If so then it is simply Locked
and you need to unlock it (see the Objects Options
There have been a few comments and questions on the use of the new system, those answers are included in topics I can provide a link for you if needed.
7) Once scene is loaded and works been done on a project. Can i reload a different scene to current project? Or am i stuck with the default scene of your choosing at the start?
The New Project Templates
(Plain, Forest Environment etc) are only available as a New Project
To change the overall look of a Project
you can use the Templates
that you choose in Build Mode
to select a look for the Project
(Scene). See attached picture 2.
Note that for Pro users there is also the Merge
feature that allows you to merge in objects from one Project