Author Topic: Animation Showing the Sunrise  (Read 8889 times)

ahurse1

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Animation Showing the Sunrise
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:16:01 pm »
May 16, 2013, 08:16:01 pm
Can anyone illustrate how this is done?

ahurse1

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Re: Animation Showing the Sunrise
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 08:31:20 pm »
May 16, 2013, 08:31:20 pm
I would assume that I would be able to do this in "Build w/ Effects" mode, but I am not given a weather option while in this mode.

Please help!

Re: Animation Showing the Sunrise
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 07:11:06 am »
May 17, 2013, 07:11:06 am
Hi ahurse1

You achieve this by adding an effect such as the Sun Effect in Movie Mode. Build With Effects allows you to 'Build' further in Build Mode and have the effects also playing.

There is quite a lot of information found by doing a search on the forum.  Sometimes of course too much and it needs a bit of filtering to get the right stuff.  I have provided some below.

Also there is useful information in the FAQ, especially:  LUMION 3: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts.

1.  Use the Sun Effect, add it to a clip or the movie.
2.  Make some keyframes for different sun positions, see Create Movie Effect keyframes in see LUMION 3: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

Note the following:

Topic: Moving sun

".. the basic procedure is that you need to add the Sun effect to a clip and then set a start and end keyframe for the Sun height and Sun heading sliders.

If you don't know how to create keyframes for Movie effects, please search for 'keyframe' in this FAQ post.

TIP: Keep in mind that the sun position will not change in the Movie preview, for example when clicking on the Play button, unless you click somewhere on the red time line slider. Another useful tip is the U key which will update the lighting and reflection texture. If you keep pressing this key, you can also preview the clouds in a higher resolution."


Time Lapse
"Don't forget that the lighting for change in sun position does not get updated in the Video Mode Preview window unless one of the following happen:
1. end of drag the scrub-bar in video editor
2. finish a Play
3. press the U for Update key
4. render the movie in either 2 or 3 star."

HTH.

lawrencex2

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Re: Animation Showing the Sunrise
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 07:33:09 am »
May 17, 2013, 07:33:09 am
Hi ahurse1

You achieve this by adding an effect such as the Sun Effect in Movie Mode. Build With Effects allows you to 'Build' further in Build Mode and have the effects also playing.

There is quite a lot of information found by doing a search on the forum.  Sometimes of course too much and it needs a bit of filtering to get the right stuff.  I have provided some below.

Also there is useful information in the FAQ, especially:  LUMION 3: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts.

1.  Use the Sun Effect, add it to a clip or the movie.
2.  Make some keyframes for different sun positions, see Create Movie Effect keyframes in see LUMION 3: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

Note the following:

Topic: Moving sun

".. the basic procedure is that you need to add the Sun effect to a clip and then set a start and end keyframe for the Sun height and Sun heading sliders.

If you don't know how to create keyframes for Movie effects, please search for 'keyframe' in this FAQ post.

TIP: Keep in mind that the sun position will not change in the Movie preview, for example when clicking on the Play button, unless you click somewhere on the red time line slider. Another useful tip is the U key which will update the lighting and reflection texture. If you keep pressing this key, you can also preview the clouds in a higher resolution."


Time Lapse
"Don't forget that the lighting for change in sun position does not get updated in the Video Mode Preview window unless one of the following happen:
1. end of drag the scrub-bar in video editor
2. finish a Play
3. press the U for Update key
4. render the movie in either 2 or 3 star."

HTH.

Hey nice information. I did had a problem as i am new to the animation world but I will try the steps you mentioned. Also will try to share my clip here. Thank you for helping us.

Re: Animation Showing the Sunrise
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 10:01:58 am »
May 17, 2013, 10:01:58 am
Please also have a look at the new video tutorials on the Lumion web site.  There's a core tutorial there showing the sun effect settings.

For keyframes, always set your position along the scrub-bar first, move the slider for a value, then click on the little keyframe button to record a keyframe.

ps: this forum shows all posts to a topic, so there's no requirement to quote the complete previous post (another nice little time saver  ;) ).