Author Topic: Cars lights, beta tester  (Read 593 times)

8rino

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Cars lights, beta tester
« on: May 19, 2016, 06:37:11 pm »
May 19, 2016, 06:37:11 pm
Hello,
I’m currently testing Lumion 5.3 demo, on an iMac retina 27 by booptcamp, and I have a couple questions.
Firstly if it is possible to make vehicles lights to project the light onto surfaces instead of only showing as if lit.
Secondly if it is possible to group objects so they move together.

Eventually is there any beta testing program available? Since I’m very interested for my profession (working with ArchiCad since 1982) but I’d like to test it more deeply before making a purchase.
Thank you

Ottorino Cassotta
www.proarch.it

Re: Cars lights, beta tester
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 01:17:08 am »
May 20, 2016, 01:17:08 am
Hi Ottorino Cassotta

Thanks for your interest and testing with the Demo version.

Firstly if it is possible to make vehicles lights to project the light onto surfaces instead of only showing as if lit....
No that's not currently possible.  It has been suggested by some of our members.  It is sometimes possible to get a similar effect by having areas such as streets with more reflectivity or wet surfaces, in which case the emissive from the car lights will show in the reflections as if projected.

It is also possible to achieve projected lighting (mainly for Photos) by placing a Spotlight at each of the cars headlights.  Use either the object Rotation Tool or the Spotlights Target Light Tool to direct the light on to a surface.


Hello,
...Secondly if it is possible to group objects so they move together...
There is no grouping as such in Lumion.  Again, it has been suggested by other members.  Depending what Mode you are working in (for example Build Mode) if you do a multiple selection, then move, all objects in the multi-selection will move as a group.


..Eventually is there any beta testing program available? Since I’m very interested for my profession (working with ArchiCad since 1982) but I’d like to test it more deeply before making a purchase....
There is no open/public beta testing program at present.  Thanks for the offer.

Please follow the link in our Sticky for this Board HOW DO YOU TRY OUT THE FEATURES OF LUMION?, which explains the two types of demo/trial available.  In short, you can request a Trial version which is more recent and has more features/resources than the Demo version.