Author Topic: Billboard material problem in Lumion 2.5 free  (Read 1887 times)

dgilberto

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Billboard material problem in Lumion 2.5 free
« on: November 10, 2012, 08:20:09 pm »
November 10, 2012, 08:20:09 pm
Could not find how to make png textures in Billboard material in Lumion 2.5 free. It is a limitation of the free software or I make something wrong?
What I normally do is to make a plane in 3DMax and insert a png in the material diffussion chanel. Then a Import into Lumion but when I try to make the billboard material the sample is empty.
Any help?

Re: Billboard material problem in Lumion 2.5 free
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 11:25:33 am »
November 12, 2012, 11:25:33 am
You mean to say that the plane appears to be invisible once you apply the Billboard material?

If so, it sounds like the plane might be pointing the wrong way (away from the camera?).

Did you follow the instructions in the 3DS Max Import guidelines thread?

(Search for 'Backface Cull')

http://lumion3d.com/forum/importing/how-to-import-a-scene-from-3d-studio-max-tutorial/

This lets you see your models like Lumion will see them.

If you can't see the plane in Front view in 3DS Max after turning on Backface Cull, you'll have to rotate its heading 180 degrees.
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dgilberto

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Re: Billboard material problem in Lumion 2.5 free
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 02:36:58 pm »
November 12, 2012, 02:36:58 pm
thank you very much,
My problem was that the alpha map in the png file was corrupted. I made a new png and it works.

You mean to say that the plane appears to be invisible once you apply the Billboard material?

If so, it sounds like the plane might be pointing the wrong way (away from the camera?).

Did you follow the instructions in the 3DS Max Import guidelines thread?

(Search for 'Backface Cull')

http://lumion3d.com/forum/importing/how-to-import-a-scene-from-3d-studio-max-tutorial/

This lets you see your models like Lumion will see them.

If you can't see the plane in Front view in 3DS Max after turning on Backface Cull, you'll have to rotate its heading 180 degrees.

Re: Billboard material problem in Lumion 2.5 free
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 02:44:38 pm »
November 12, 2012, 02:44:38 pm
Pheew, good to hear that :)
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