Author Topic: Adding to Model Libraries  (Read 2547 times)

wojocad3

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Adding to Model Libraries
« on: April 04, 2014, 01:04:43 am »
April 04, 2014, 01:04:43 am
I've seen the models available in the Lumion Pro Model Libraries.  Very impressive and it appears Lumion has a really well done interface for selecting entourage models to add in.  I've worked with a rendering program called AccuRender for a couple of decades, and I've built a library of entourage objects with AccuRender materials attached.  I'd want to convert a lot of my models and add them to the Lumion library, and have the new models appear in the library pages.  Is there a way to do this?  - or - Is it possible to set up additional model libraries separate from the ones that come with Lumion?

Re: Adding to Model Libraries
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 01:48:56 am »
April 04, 2014, 01:48:56 am
Hi

The Lumion Library is a fixed Library of the supplied Lumion objects only, so you are unable to add them there.

You can however add them to your own user library - the Imported Objects Library.  If the models you have are in a standard mesh format that Lumion supports such as *.3ds, *.obj, *.DAE, *.FBX, *.Max etc, then they can be imported and will show up in your library.

The materials however that you used in AccuRender will generally be specific to the AccuRender material and rendering engine, so will not translate across.  You would need to add in textures that do not get imported directly as part of the model reference, and use the Lumion Materials Editor to set things like emissive, reflection etc.

wojocad3

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Re: Adding to Model Libraries
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 01:58:18 am »
April 04, 2014, 01:58:18 am
What about AutoCAD DWGs?

Re: Adding to Model Libraries
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 05:47:36 am »
April 04, 2014, 05:47:36 am
Lumion supports DWG, 3D DWG data, not 2D.  AutoCAD export of the DWG data must be via a recent version of their DWG writer, such as AutoCAD 2013 or 2014.

This format is reasonably successful but not always, nor for all content.  Occasional you may be able to convert to FBX, or find another AutoCAD conversion tool that provides suitable conformant export for mesh data.

Some further details on DWG in topic: AutoCAD: How do I export a model?.