re Reflection Control: you are on the right track
. When you need to manually control the reflections (instead of the Lumion automatic reflections) then yes, you need to place the Reflection Control
near the camera, or, at a location that best gives the desired reflections.
Please refer to the topic HOW TO WORK WITH REFLECTIONS
in LUMION 5: Quickstart Guide
For a Movie, if the Lumion default one is used, it's placed automatically at and only at the first frame of each clip. If you add a Reflection Control
as you have, then you need to move it using either Move Effect
or (in most cases) Advanced Move Effect
. It's just an object so can be moved like any other object.
When you are working with reflections in Movie Mode
, you will want to use the "U" key to update the Preview
from time to time to check how things look.
Working in Advanced Move
does not give you the same camera views as editing a clip, but is more like Build Mode
. So move and position the Reflection Control
near to something that you know is in one of the snapshot views. As the Reflection Control
is taking a view of the world, it does not need to be placed with accuracy, but locally. In some cases getting a suitable height is more important.
I'll mention briefly, for windows you have the option to use Planar Reflections
via the Reflection Effect
. Use with care as the reflection generated is a high cost render element, but gives perfect localised, flat reflections.
re countertop materials: thanks for the mention. It's not a known error, although we have had one other member make a similar comment, so far, it's not clear what the issue is, (other than no response from the sliders).
Can I just check, when working in the Materials Editor
, was it was a specific slider, and Standard Material
or a Lumion Chrome Material from the Materials Library
? Did you have the ***More
window open to add further material properties?
All we can really do at the moment is ask if it happens again, to:
1. Send the scene to us, Exported to LS5 for checking. Instructions here: HOW TO UPLOAD FILES FOR ERROR REPORTS
2. It would greatly help if you were able to take a video capture of the problem as it happens, or if not video, then some screen captures.