June 04, 2015, 04:32:14 pm
Hi mitviz, welcome to the forum
If the animations that you require are quite complex I would recommend that you create your animations in 3DS Max and import them via the FBX format (move/rotate/scale animations are imported).
That being said, Lumion does include some animation effects that may come in handy when working on simpler construction sequence videos.
There are (at least) four animation effects in Lumion which can help you in this endeavour:
- The Move effect lets you move/rotate/scale objects with a start and end keyframe.
- The Advanced Move effect lets you move/rotate/scale objects with multiple keyframes.
- The Sky Drop effect makes selected models fall from the sky and land on the ground.
- There's also Show/Hide Layer effects which are useful when showing different phases or construction steps.
In addition, there's a Clipping Plane
for progressively showing/hiding an object. It's easy to use. Just add the plane to the scene, then use the Move
effect or Advanced Move
effect to animate it.
If you've already got a PC that meets the system requirements
, I would highly recommend that you download the Demo version
(Small download but limited functionality and model library) or the 7-day trial version (Large download but no limitations apart from the 7 days). You can get the latter by contacting your local reseller on this page
Once you've installed it, try to import one of your animations and experiment with the effects above, so you can see for yourself which approach you prefer.