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Author Topic: Custom materials in lumion  (Read 88781 times)

soloarchitect

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Custom materials in lumion
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2013, 08:18:45 pm »
August 02, 2013, 08:18:45 pm
How do I turn a photoshop file (jpg, tiff or whatever) into a lumion material that I can load in.  I believe it is an .lmf file?

I have so many stone textures and tile textures I need to bring in that I first need to create a repeating image in photoshop which I know how to do.

Please help!

Would love to see a video on it.

Re: Custom materials in lumion
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2013, 01:53:54 am »
August 03, 2013, 01:53:54 am
You add an image file directly in for the material using the Texture Tab and clicking on the Change Diffuse Texture button.

LMF files are Lumion material files that are saved from Lumion and include the material settings including textures.  This is done once a material is defined in Lumion by adding in a texture, rather than starting off defining a material library.

You can add a texture to a Custom --> Standard Material to define a material for a surface.  Refer Further: LUMION 3: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts  (see attached pic)

Most textures though would be added to the master model during the modelling stage and then it gets imported to Lumion and included in the materials for the object for final tweaking.

It is possible to create your own material library for re-use, but for the first time, you would need to apply the image to the texture slot, change the other material settings as needed, then save that to the LMF file. (see attached pic).

Have you seen the video tutorials: http://lumion3d.com/tutorials/?chapter=5 ?
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tunjazzy

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Re: Custom materials in lumion
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2013, 09:30:28 pm »
August 04, 2013, 09:30:28 pm
any one who uses custom materials by importing images/ maps of choice should have noticed that shadow reflections dont show on them until you change it to lumion material. anyone noticed that

Re: Custom materials in lumion
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2013, 01:21:07 am »
August 05, 2013, 01:21:07 am
Hi tunjazzy

Sorry, not quite sure what you are meaning, can you post example picture with further explanation.

Seeing reflections and reflections of shadows will depend on the amount of Reflection and Reflection FallOff set in the Custom --> Standard Material settings (plus glossiness etc), as well as the use of the Reflection Control or Reflection Planes.

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