Lumion 3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts?

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giosucci

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Lumion 3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts?
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:15:55 pm »
November 28, 2012, 11:15:55 pm
Hi all,
I know there is no proper user manual, and I know the software was design to be intuitive and so on, BUT, is a new "Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts" for version 3 in the works?

I started to play with it, but I cannot really find many shortcuts nor remember all the "tricks".

For example, I remember I read the cloud controls have been simplified to just two sliders, and that the advanced options have been moved somewhere else. But where?

Also, how do you create the new reflection planes? I found nothing in the materials.

Same with ambient shadows or global illumination? Is that built in interior light sources? (well, this one I still have to play with...)

Lumion might be intuitive for newbies, but for people who has been around the 3D block for awhile, there is some ahead-scratching to do... :) (Nevertheless, we just had to buy this thing, awesome application, congratulations!)

Soooo, please let us know as soon as some cheat-sheet, or "V.3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts" article is posted.

Thank you

regards

gio

gseifert

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Re: Lumion 3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 11:52:26 pm »
November 28, 2012, 11:52:26 pm
+1 :-D

Re: Lumion 3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 01:58:40 pm »
November 29, 2012, 01:58:40 pm
I know there is no proper user manual, and I know the software was design to be intuitive and so on, BUT, is a new "Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts" for version 3 in the works?

Yes.

For example, I remember I read the cloud controls have been simplified to just two sliders, and that the advanced options have been moved somewhere else. But where?

Photo or Movie mode -> New effect -> Weather tab -> Cloud

Also, how do you create the new reflection planes? I found nothing in the materials.

1) Make one of your materials reflective, e.g. a floor.
2) Go to the Photo or Movie section and add the Reflection effect (in the World tab).
3) Click on the Reflection effect button and add a reflection plane to your floor surface.
4) You should now see reflections.
5) If you want to adjust your floor material properties, click on the 'Build mode with effects' button in the top right corner of the Photo/Movie sections.

Same with ambient shadows or global illumination? Is that built in interior light sources? (well, this one I still have to play with...)

Same procedure :)

Photo or Movie mode -> New effect -> World tab -> Global Illumination
Photo or Movie mode -> New effect -> World tab -> Shadows


Soooo, please let us know as soon as some cheat-sheet, or "V.3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts" article is posted.

Yes.
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wraarchitects

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Re: Lumion 3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 03:31:00 pm »
December 07, 2012, 03:31:00 pm
Looking forward to this post update

Re: Lumion 3 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 06:09:49 pm »
December 07, 2012, 06:09:49 pm
Me too :)
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