Author Topic: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?  (Read 2547 times)

blendman

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Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« on: January 26, 2012, 08:14:21 am »
January 26, 2012, 08:14:21 am


Hi All,

I have never really used this feature before, largely because I don't know what it is!  Any Tutorials on the use of Bill board feature?

Regards,

blendman

RAD

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 09:07:16 am »
January 26, 2012, 09:07:16 am
These are billboard trees.
They always face the camera.  They rotate on their axis.  They are flat.

You can do huge terrains in Lumion that will make this video look so sad.



xfrog plants are a combo of this
Same with VUE vegetation.
Lumion uses multi billboards and meshes that "regenerate" -via speed tree - take a look at a pine tree and zoom in and out on the leaves up close for a visual look at the up-close "regeneration".

Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 12:40:00 pm »
January 26, 2012, 12:40:00 pm
Any Tutorials on the use of Bill board feature?

Not yet, but there will be a video tutorial in the not too distant future.

billet323

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 01:38:47 pm »
January 26, 2012, 01:38:47 pm
Blendman, thanks for asking this question!  I had no idea what it was either  ???

blendman

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 06:28:37 am »
January 27, 2012, 06:28:37 am


Especial thanks to CRhoades for helping to make clear.  This IS the one time I wish there was a basic manual.   ;)

Regards,

blendman

kais Jacob

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 02:37:39 pm »
January 27, 2012, 02:37:39 pm
Bonjour blendman & All
Explain more ahout billboard as this pic----

kais Jacob

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 08:48:11 am »
January 29, 2012, 08:48:11 am
Note & Alert
We can also use the billboard in moving shapes
When we change the shapes coordinates

blendman

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 08:51:05 am »
January 29, 2012, 08:51:05 am
Many thanks Kais, for taking the trouble to upload this!,  this is very helpful, and I think I NOW understand how this might be used in future application.

Best regards,

blendman

Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 03:44:35 pm »
January 31, 2012, 03:44:35 pm
I saw a white fringe around the billboard. There's an easy way to fix:

- Create an image in photoshop and cut away the backround so you can see the checkerboard photoshop backround.

- Go to Layer>Matting>Defringe to remove the fringe around the image
- Layer>Matting>Remove White Matte also works
- Save the image as a 24 bit PNG with transparency enabled

If you do not save as PNG you will have to find a way to save the transparency mask into the alpha channel and save a BMP or TGA.

blendman

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 06:17:28 am »
February 01, 2012, 06:17:28 am
Useful Remko.  Thanks.

Regards,

blendman

Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 10:22:44 am »
February 06, 2012, 10:22:44 am
The way I used to do it is by making sure the color image had a nice matte color and then precisely defining the alpha channel so I could save a 32 bit BMP.

Now I found an easier way and just save a 24bit PNG with transparency. It's straight forward because photoshop automatically fixes the fringes and all you have to do is make sure the transparency looks good in photoshop. It also removes the need of defining a alpha channel. Saves a lot of time!

blendman

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Re: Any Tutorials on use of Bill board feature?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 05:50:52 am »
February 07, 2012, 05:50:52 am
Very useful information Remko.  Many thanks.

Regards,

Blendman