Author Topic: Distinguish outside/inside?  (Read 995 times)

aldoren

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Distinguish outside/inside?
« on: November 28, 2016, 03:08:19 pm »
November 28, 2016, 03:08:19 pm
Hello

Playing around some with Lumion, trying to make up mind if i should purchase.

I have a question regarding my imported models and how they behave with for example snow, rain and light.

For example, if i add the snow effect, i get snow everywhere, inside as well as outside. Is there a way to distinguish what is what?

Light seems to shine through slabs when i use the omni or fill light. Is there, like in the previous question, a way to make the light shine only within the room i Place it in?

I import my models from Archicad.

Thanks for a so far great Product.

Re: Distinguish outside/inside?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 03:27:59 pm »
November 28, 2016, 03:27:59 pm
Hello again, Aldoren. :)

For example, if i add the snow effect, i get snow everywhere, inside as well as outside. Is there a way to distinguish what is what?

No, that's not possible, and the same principle applies to the Rain effect.

Light seems to shine through slabs when i use the omni or fill light. Is there, like in the previous question, a way to make the light shine only within the room i Place it in?

Below is some general information about the 4 types of artificial lighting in Lumion 7.0:

Omni Light: The light from an Omni Light passes through objects - this is a known technical limitation. It only lights up surfaces that are facing the position of the Omni Light. This light type renders extremely fast, and is ideal for areas that do not require very accurate lighting, e.g. farther away from the camera.

Fill Light: The light from a Fill Light passes through objects - this is a known technical limitation. It lights up all surfaces, regardless of whether they face the position of the Fill Light or not. This light type renders extremely fast, and is ideal for areas that do not require very accurate lighting, e.g. farther away from the camera.

Area & Line Lights: The light from an Area/Line Light passes through objects - this is a known technical limitation. It only lights up surfaces that are facing the position of the Area/Line Light, but renders very fast and is ideal when lighting larger spaces.

Spotlight: The light from a Spotlight does not pass through objects. However, you need to render an image or a video before the shadows from Spotlights are displayed (or select the Spotlights or press F8 to preview Spotlight shadows in Build/Photo/Movie mode). This is done for performance reasons. There's more information in this Knowledge Base article.
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Re: Distinguish outside/inside?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 03:29:25 pm »
November 28, 2016, 03:29:25 pm
Which version are you evaluating?
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aldoren

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Re: Distinguish outside/inside?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 03:33:58 pm »
November 28, 2016, 03:33:58 pm
Currently 5.3, i made Contact with reseller in Sweden but have not received any reply :/

Re: Distinguish outside/inside?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 03:38:21 pm »
November 28, 2016, 03:38:21 pm
Sorry to hear that. :-\

When did you contact them?

Version 5.3 is quite old and very limited.

I would recommend testing the 7-day Trial version of Lumion 7.0 Pro, but as you probably already know it's only available via your local reseller.
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aldoren

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Re: Distinguish outside/inside?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 04:16:25 pm »
November 28, 2016, 04:16:25 pm
Well, its only been a day. Perhaps i hear from them soon. Anyways, if i buy the product, will it immediately be available for download or do i have to go through reseller?

Re: Distinguish outside/inside?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 04:54:48 pm »
November 28, 2016, 04:54:48 pm
Hello again, if you purchase Lumion from our website, you will immediately receive an email receipt and the "Getting started" email with the download link, license number etc.

If you purchase Lumion from the reseller it may take a little longer.

Please let us know if you haven't heard back from the reseller within 48 hours (from the moment you sent the email).
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