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gsucci

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Geo location / Date & time?
« on: October 04, 2012, 07:45:40 pm »
October 04, 2012, 07:45:40 pm
Hello,
I am following Lumion pretty closely, and I am very excited about v.3.
I did some searches, but could not find an answer: are accurate sun location and date/time controls in the development pipeline for v.3?

Thank you

regards

gio

Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 07:49:21 pm »
October 04, 2012, 07:49:21 pm
Hi gio, as far as I have been informed by the developers, a latitude/longitude-based sun study function will not be included in Lumion 3.0.
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mischa

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Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 02:36:31 pm »
October 05, 2012, 02:36:31 pm
Hi gio, as far as I have been informed by the developers, a latitude/longitude-based sun study function will not be included in Lumion 3.0.

When Lumion 1 was announced, this function was some of the things listed in the abilities of Lumion, would be nice to implement this one day!

Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 12:49:32 pm »
October 09, 2012, 12:49:32 pm
I personally agree that this sort of functionality is important, not just in Lumion but in all applications that focus on architectural visualisations, but for some reason only a small number of customers have requested this. As always, it's up to the developers of Lumion (Ferry/Remko/Arthur) to decide whether this should be prioritised higher in a future update.

In any case, thanks for your +1s, guys.
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Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 08:57:40 am »
October 10, 2012, 08:57:40 am
Interesting then as to what might determine features in future Lumion versions.

How is a 'small number of customers" determined and what constitutes a reasonable interest in a discussion item or specific wish list topic that would then escalate the item up the list and get noticed?

I see in development-inside-info-show-your-vote that this item had a very small vote % but then again the repsonse seemed quite low for the overall poll.  Key thing though is that it was one item against clear items of preferance re having lights.

Should polls be arranged for every wish list item?

In regard this specific one, seems to me and as you mentioned, its really a given, Lumion should have it, not only for professional terms of the software with accurate sun and shadow studies, but its a time saver, so long as there's still flexibility to set pos and height separately, so heres my +1 +1 +1.

re topic: TOD - Time of Day/Year Geographically correct Sun location
I think we all agree that this feature is essential for carrying out sun studies in architectural visualisation software <img src="/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-smile.gif" alt="Smile" />

This feature was in fact planned for 1.0 but didn't make in yet, so the "Sun study function (with longitude/latitude input)" is already on our internal Functionality Wish List (This will become a sticky post soon).

Seems this one has maybe slid down the slippery pole of planned features?

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Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 10:55:47 am »
October 10, 2012, 10:55:47 am
Interesting then as to what might determine features in future Lumion versions.
Should polls be arranged for every wish list item?
Both of these questions were discussed in more detail in this thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/new-features-wish-list/definive-wish-list/

In regard this specific one, seems to me and as you mentioned, its really a given, Lumion should have it, not only for professional terms of the software with accurate sun and shadow studies, but its a time saver, so long as there's still flexibility to set pos and height separately, so heres my +1 +1 +1.
Thanks for your +3.

Seems this one has maybe slid down the slippery pole of planned features?
Yes, the developers have chosen to prioritise other features/suggestions since this was posted back in January 2011.
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eXoTaylor

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Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 09:32:31 pm »
May 30, 2013, 09:32:31 pm
I think a good addition to a future release would be to add a geo location to the model. If you did you would get the sun in the correct spot and could adjust the date and time to see how shadows would cast in real life.

Also would be nice if there was a setting for when outdoor lights would be on or off. Example Cars and Light poles. So when the scene turns to night the lights would automatically turn on at a specified time, and vice versa.

Ability to attach objects to a main object. Lights to cars. Moving cars with headlights. Etc.


I would of posted a new topic but i do not have a new thread button.

Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 06:10:59 am »
May 31, 2013, 06:10:59 am
Hi eXoTaylor, thanks for your suggestions and +1's.

Some other users have also requested the on/off lights and also grouping of objects eg for cars and lights, so they are on the Wishlist.

As a guest forum user you have the forum permissions to add a new topic, but need to be at the Board level (topics list) and see New Topic, top right hand above Last Post column.

IdeaImmagine

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Re: Geo location / Date & time?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 08:18:04 am »
May 31, 2013, 08:18:04 am
+1 for me too. :)