Author Topic: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial  (Read 5972 times)

Aaron

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Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« on: April 09, 2011, 07:01:38 pm »
April 09, 2011, 07:01:38 pm
Even if you don't fancy following the tutorial,
I hope you'll find the landscape materials list useful.


Please read the following carefully:

1: Results based upon this tutorial might make Lumion unstable.
I'd advise you to make a separate Lumion installation,
away from your work-copy and experiment with that version 1st.

2: This is just a temporary workaround.
It's already been announced official custom landscape presets will be made available in the near future.

You have been warned!  :D
Don't forget to backup your sourcefiles!  ;)

1) Look at the  Landscape Materials list_LQ.jpg to see if the materials are familiar to you.
2) Follow the Example_Rename_LQ.jpg steps with Landscape Materials list_LQ.jpg as your visual guide.

Enjoy!
If you think you have made a really cool new preset, please share some screens.


tug

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Re: Tutorial: Custom Landscape presets
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 08:19:32 pm »
April 09, 2011, 08:19:32 pm
hummmmmm Aaron

humbly... I don't understand how operate this "un-official" tutorial

Aaron

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Re: Tutorial: Custom Landscape presets
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 08:21:03 pm »
April 09, 2011, 08:21:03 pm
Np Lofts, I'm currently making some additional shots to fill in the blanks.
Stay tuned and let me know -once I've posted them- if they made it more clear ok?

tug

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Re: Tutorial: Custom Landscape presets
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 08:56:15 pm »
April 09, 2011, 08:56:15 pm
ok... we awaiting for your post.

Thanks Aaron

Aaron

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Re: Tutorial: Custom Landscape presets
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 10:16:56 pm »
April 09, 2011, 10:16:56 pm
Updated OP.
'Take 2' Lofts.
Let me know if it's better now ok?

tug

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Re: Tutorial: Custom Landscape presets
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 12:36:03 am »
April 10, 2011, 12:36:03 am
let me test it and tell you about my experience   ???

tug

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Re: Tutorial: Custom Landscape presets
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 12:51:11 am »
April 10, 2011, 12:51:11 am
amazing....

absolutely clarify!!! this could be an option in Lumion, I guess it couldn't be so complicate to automatice it inside Lumion.

NICE :D

Aaron

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 12:50:29 am »
April 12, 2011, 12:50:29 am
Swapped the landscape materials list for one with better resolution so it's more useful as a reference guide for  everyone, even if they don't want to follow the tutorial.

Frank

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 11:55:01 am »
April 12, 2011, 11:55:01 am
Hello Aaron,
you did modify the textures in the cgrs with quest, right? Or is there another possibility to change the textures?
Thx,
Frank

Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 12:14:34 pm »
April 12, 2011, 12:14:34 pm
I think this is without any new texture. Just making new sets from our current sets.

Aaron

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 12:17:02 pm »
April 12, 2011, 12:17:02 pm
Hi Frank, indeed, I'd say it's just a fairly simple rename job. If we could make our own textures that would be really great (that and a couple more slots :))

Frank

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 12:51:38 pm »
April 12, 2011, 12:51:38 pm
OK, now i´ve got it.
And, i agree, wanna have control over textures too. So painting dirt on walls or creating own urban landscape-sets would be possible...
Maybe in the main-prog not in plugin-package?  ;)

Lech Switala

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 01:35:16 pm »
April 12, 2011, 01:35:16 pm
Definitely /asphalt/blacktop/pitch/road surface/ whatever you want to call it, is missing among the landscape materials.  It'd be great to have this option and as already mentioned more slots ;-) are more than welcome. 

By the way I was wondering how to get straight borders between two landscape materials. In the example "Town" gravel roads have straight borderline edges with the grass material.  Is there some kind of a marking tool I missed?

Aaron

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 01:38:24 pm »
April 12, 2011, 01:38:24 pm
There is 2 ways to achieve straight borders to some extend:

1) try to draw as steady a line as you can, then push back the stuff that gets too much blended over.

2) Use a ruler-like device. Something to hold your mouse against and fixate it on a axis so to speak.
(If you have a tablet with pen then this is easier though)


Lech Switala

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Re: Infocard: Landscape Materials & Small tutorial
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 02:29:30 pm »
April 12, 2011, 02:29:30 pm
There is 2 ways to achieve straight borders to some extend:

1) try to draw as steady a line as you can, then push back the stuff that gets too much blended over.

2) Use a ruler-like device. Something to hold your mouse against and fixate it on a axis so to speak.
(If you have a tablet with pen then this is easier though)



I don't think the "Town" example materials borders were done like you suggest in 1)
A Wacom tablet would help but there must be a third way...