Author Topic: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo  (Read 1768 times)

Unmade

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June 13, 2011, 07:30:36 pm
Hi!
Im new around and this is my first post , so hello everyone!
I'm an archicad user (professionally) and currently using artlantis for my rendering needs. As i am more and more into rendering works, and less into large building projects (economic reasons) i started looking for a program that gives more feedback to users and bumped into Lumion. As i read through the forum i see there is no direct support for Archicad right now and i would like to ask you if there are plans for making a convert plugin, or maybe some other manner of import/export with archicad. Another thing i'd like to know is if you plan on making a timelimited-full option demo, a sort of trial/edu version ? The current demo is very limited, and doesnt give the right picture of the program, though it shows that theres a lot of potential. What im trying to say is that i would be afraid to buy the program just basing on how the current demo looks. I would really like to have a legal chance of exploring its full potential without having to buy it in blindpick ;).
Cheers to all,
Tomek

Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 08:54:21 pm »
June 13, 2011, 08:54:21 pm
Hi Tomek, good point about the demo version. One of the other guys should comment on this, as well as on the prospect of a time-limited trial of a more full-featured version.

Regarding ArchiCAD support, all I can reveal at this stage is that the ability to import from various types of CAD software is indeed on the To Do list.

Gga_Mars

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Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 09:31:03 pm »
June 13, 2011, 09:31:03 pm
hi,
which version of archicad ?

Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 09:54:47 pm »
June 13, 2011, 09:54:47 pm
I'm sorry Gilles but we can't be more specific at this point in time. Stay tuned for more information.

Gga_Mars

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Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 11:48:42 pm »
June 13, 2011, 11:48:42 pm
Sorry Morten , i was speaking to unmade  :-D
@unmade : i use archicad and i had explore many way to import in lumion...(i post about import from archicad and also reply to somebody ).
Try wavefront .obj or .3ds ....take a look at export options like dimensions texture orientation etc....

Good nigth guys ...

Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 12:07:09 am »
June 14, 2011, 12:07:09 am
Ah, of course :)

Unmade

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Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 10:24:20 pm »
June 14, 2011, 10:24:20 pm
I am just afraid that using another program for exporting from archicad will require some knowledge in that program, and doing some mid-processing to get the file ready to use in lumion. Its especially problematic when you are in the process of making something, and do a lot of changes to the file as you go. its kind of annoying in artlantis, and this is a direct convert, i cant imagine how annoying it would be with another program in the middle...
thanks all for the replies ,im really impressed how this forum lives ;)

Gga_Mars

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Re: Archicad compatibility and a question about extending the demo
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 09:28:41 am »
June 15, 2011, 09:28:41 am
Of course Unmade you are right, i'am agree with you... but yesterday i try to import .3ds directly and it work fine maybe it would be a good idea to test (@lumion team : did you change something in the 3ds file support in the SP2 ?!)
I also use artlantis for a while ... for exterior render i will never go back to it.... Lumion Powaaa  })