May 29, 2014, 09:55:28 am
You can use a backdrop plane, backdrop semi-hemisphere or cut semi-hemisphere so that sky and sun etc are Lumions'.
Users do use this technique, apply the photographs as textures to the backdrop and you have your distance surroundings as real surroundings.
Users also use Google maps for real terrain, lots of examples in the videos submitted to Finished Projects. Some of how to go about doing that is in the Commercial Section of the forum from members.
For modelling outer areas, it's the time required to create similar models, and then the texturing. If the models and textures are kept real simple, its not a problem for Lumion to handle.
Your scene construction requirements will definitely depend on what views your camera is going to take. So planning those views and camera paths as early on as possible will help define the need for simple backdrops and where true 3D models are required.