May 20, 2016, 04:13:50 pm
thank you for your answer, I hope this gets sorted soon.
Iâ€™m very interested in making a purchase but in all honesty, Iâ€™d like to make sure the software has what I need for my work. About this matter I have another question: layers management could use some upgrading. Iâ€™m going to explain this throughly:
I import a file from Archicad. In this file I have 2 buildings, external walls of the first building will be in one ArchiCad layer, external walls of the second building will be in another and so on, even if the walls are made of the same material.
Lumion doesnâ€™t allow importation maintaining original layers names, which is very important, but â€œcollapsesâ€ every object with the same material and selecting one you select every object with the same material.
in case I need to insert trees from a real place so they show the exact landscape Iâ€™m going to need to import ArchiCad file WITH trees, position trees in Lumion then remove Archicad imported file and import another one from Archicad WITHOUT original trees.
Since architectonical projects are very complex and many object/structures/elements are made of the same material, even if not from the same architectural object, Archicad allows to manage hundreds of layers, and working with only a few of them in Lumion is very limiting.
Iâ€™m also testing TwinMotion which has an interesting layer management system, near to what is needed for this kind of work.
I think that implementing layers management to make more performing would take it to an even higher level than it already is on other aspects.
I hope that what Iâ€™m pointing out is useful for an implementation of the software, and that other users of the forum as well as Lumion staff, which seems to me very quick on answering customersâ€™ -and future customersâ€™- doubts and questions, will share my mind on this matters.
I attach an example of Archicad layers of a small project and a link to a video (youtube) of a project made with Archicad that contains more of 300 layers. (link: )
Thank you for your attention