April 01, 2012, 10:49:26 pm
You are currently limited in animation of course to the type of importing Lumion supports, being transform animation, as skin is done for the characters currently using special point cache, although they are investigating options. You can do a form of skinning as forum member found a workaround for simple character construction.
You could have a look at the DAZ products.
DAZ Studio is still currently free. Cararra is a nice app. The Pro version is more expensive but way cheaper than things like Max, exports to a range of formats and links well with Daz Studio etc, plus they now have their own Genesis tools (so good bye to Poser).
There's a Carrara Basic thats less than 100, but check out the export options. In Pro I tested couple of exports using Collada (they support 2 Collada variants) with currently no success, but the FBX worked on 2 tests immediately. Have not tested Studio anim for export.