Author Topic: Google Earth  (Read 6652 times)

cfox3

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Google Earth
« on: March 10, 2014, 04:59:10 pm »
March 10, 2014, 04:59:10 pm
A few questions:

1. Is there an application within the program that allows you to import google earth context basemaps and/or google earth 3d views??

2. Working on an interior project. Where my walls connect to the ceiling there is a small gap with "saw-cut" like edges.  Is there an explanation for this? Maybe something to do with faces or exploding in Sketchup??

3. Can you import individual scenes from Sketchup into Lumion?

4. Are you going to update the software anytime soon with more library items?

Thanks!

Jared G.

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Re: Google Earth
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 06:30:14 pm »
March 10, 2014, 06:30:14 pm
1. You can do this through Sketchup's "Geolocation" tool. Then you import the topo mesh into Lumion.

2. post screenshots

3. nope

4. they generally don't make statements regarding future updates like this. there are many places to acquire free models to help build your own library, though.
           - http://archive3d.net/
           - http://3dsky.org/
           - http://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com

Re: Google Earth
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 01:48:19 am »
March 11, 2014, 01:48:19 am
Hi cfox3

Further to Jared replies:

1. Is there an application within the program that allows you to import google earth context basemaps and/or google earth 3d views??

No.  The development team have recently been reviewing workflow aspects in regard this sort of terrain resource.  As Jared mentions, and there are some plugins to other 3D tools that also provide this type of functionality.

2. Working on an interior project. Where my walls connect to the ceiling there is a small gap with "saw-cut" like edges.  Is there an explanation for this? Maybe something to do with faces or exploding in Sketchup??

Sometimes this can be noticed.  It's light leakage and the default shadowing applied in Build Mode.  In most cases this will be corrected for the renders and the light and shadows are clipped fully.

In some cases though the vertices in SkUp are too far apart, you will then need to correct the positions or weld (auto or manually) to fix.  Exploding will not resolve this.


3. Can you import individual scenes from Sketchup into Lumion?

No.  Lumion works with models to make it's own 'scenes', so camera views form SkUp are not part of the current features of Lumion.


4. Are you going to update the software anytime soon with more library items?

The libraries are in constant upgrade with new and improved models throughout the versions of Lumion so far.  Changes in the Library may occur with version releases, or in the update cycle for a version.  The Free version has very limited (3 samples per category), Lumion has approximately 1/3 of the Lumion Pro library.

What sort of models/objects in the Library are you lacking, and which version are you using at present?


cfox3

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Re: Google Earth
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 01:46:17 pm »
March 11, 2014, 01:46:17 pm
I am currently using the pro version, but every project is material specific based on the needs of the client (as you already know.) So when we spec a specific product, it doesn't always line up exactly with what I model in Lumion. I am pleased with how extensive the materials library currently is.  I guess I could just download the sketchup models from the websites we are specifying our materials from and put those in my sketchup model before uploading to lumion? Thank you both for your responses! :-D

s133zy

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Re: Google Earth
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 03:10:09 pm »
March 11, 2014, 03:10:09 pm
Uh oh, using pro without adding his info! Go get him guys!

Re: Google Earth
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 06:27:41 am »
March 12, 2014, 06:27:41 am
Hi cfox3

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