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daniel_baisanu

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Information about Lumion 3.0
« on: December 10, 2012, 06:13:48 pm »
December 10, 2012, 06:13:48 pm
First of all i want to introduce myself, im new to the world of Lumion, soo Hello to everybody!

Lumion cought my attention becouse it is(more or less) a real-time rendering program, and i want to improove the presentation of my projects with animation( belive this is lumions strong point).
I have a vast experience in 3d modelling, rendering with alot of programs(the outcome has a fantastic quality and realism) but only in still-images. The problem is with the animation part: rendering a video takes me from a couple of weeks to a couple of months!!!!! This is not cost effective!
I saw videos made with lumion 2.0 and lumion 2.5, and they are prety decent in exterior work BUT NOT with interiors(wich are my main concern).
I hear Lumion 3.0 has global illumination, and can render interiors much better than L 2.0   , 2.5

I would like to know if anybody could advise me, is lumion 3.0 a good investement(becouse for 3000 it doesnt come cheap), and does it deliver good quality interiors?

I hope i didnt upset anybody from Lumion staff or other users by underestimating Lumion, its just that we have all seen great interior renderings made with other programs wich are alot slower.

As i said i just would like to hear a sincere opinion about lumion 3, becouse i couldnt find a trial version of it

P.s. maybe i you could and some interior renderings made with lumion 3

Kind regards,
Daniel

Re: Information about Lumion 3.0
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 06:46:17 pm »
December 10, 2012, 06:46:17 pm
I would like to know if anybody could advise me, is lumion 3.0 a good investement(becouse for 3000 it doesnt come cheap), and does it deliver good quality interiors?
Hi Daniel and welcome to the Lumion forum! :)

Since your focus is on animations, it's only going to be a good investment if you also invest in a modern graphics card. This will greatly reduce the render times.

There's more information here:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/how-to-reduce-render-times-in-lumion/

As i said i just would like to hear a sincere opinion about lumion 3, becouse i couldnt find a trial version of it
Indeed, Lumion Free 3 will be available later.

Whether it will make sense for you to buy Lumion depends on what quality your clients expect, and whether they appreciate the difference between a V-Ray rendering and a Lumion rendering.

Fast renderings come at a price, i.e. slightly less realistic lighting and material effects, but you have to factor in the time it takes to prepare a scene as well. In Lumion, you can literally prepare a full scene including entourage models, camera editing, and sound & movie effects in an afternoon.

The reason is that a lot of the stuff you need in architectural visualisations is already included in Lumion, so you don't need a bunch of external plug-ins or MaxScripts and there's no need to buy extra model and material packs as in 3DS Max and other 3D applications.

If you have enough talent and imagination, like Aaron, one of our power users (who also makes fantastic trees for Lumion), there's nothing that stops you from making Lumion renderings look much more high-end than what you see in our Gallery:
http://byzantos.com/

You get what you put in really - in the right hands, Lumion can knock your socks off :)
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