April 22, 2011, 02:13:02 am
I have been engaged in writing a dissertation at the University of Manchester which evaluates the emergent use of interactive models in architecture since the beginning of janurary. Only now have I stumbled across Lumion.
I am very impressed by the software's capabilities. After studying game engines such as Unity and Quest3D I am not suprised this is the brain child of the latter, I have to admit I am very impressed.
As part of my dissertation which is due in 2 months time I am evaluating current examples of interactive models, these have mostly been bespoke examples made in Unity 3D, the CryEngine and one or two others.
What I am curious about in Lumion is the ability to use the tool not just for marketing purposes, but also as a design tool.
It would be great to hear from the community about their experiences with Lumion, or thoughts on using 3D interactive models in the process of design in architecture!
I would also love to look at the product 'hands-on', I would be very grateful if I could obtain an education license
Anyways, thank you for reading