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3dmarius

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Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:11:13 pm »
January 15, 2013, 05:11:13 pm
The studio where I work, wont to buy a license for Lumion 3.

the only question that remains to understand, is if it is possible, use a free version to see a scene generated with the STANDARD version (so you can, submit projects to clients, with a laptop)?  or you need of PRO version??


Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 06:00:33 pm »
January 15, 2013, 06:00:33 pm
Hi 3dmarius, only Lumion Pro 3 can export self-contained scene files (also known as LS3 files) that you will be able to inspect in Lumion Free 3 a dedicated new LS3 scene viewer application (see below - I have had to edit this post after a chat with Ferry).

You can't export an LS3 scene file from Lumion Pro 3 and open it in Lumion Free 2.5.
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3dmarius

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Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 12:33:27 pm »
January 16, 2013, 12:33:27 pm
Thanks for the clarification!

to Lumion is a forum full of support!

so there is no backward compatibility between a file generated in lumion 3, transferred to the file folder of lumion 2.5 free?

and in the case of the transfer of folders lumion STANDARD in lumion free, you do not lose the objects (trees, materials, or other?).

Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 04:45:18 pm »
January 16, 2013, 04:45:18 pm
so there is no backward compatibility between a file generated in lumion 3, transferred to the file folder of lumion 2.5 free?

Hi 3dmarius, that's correct. Once you have saved a scene file in Lumion 3, you can no longer open it in Lumion 2.5.

and in the case of the transfer of folders lumion STANDARD in lumion free, you do not lose the objects (trees, materials, or other?).

LUMION FREE 3

I have had a chat with Ferry (the main developer of Lumion) and he tells me that the current plan - which might still change of course - is to release Lumion Free 3 as a small program with only a few models and materials included.

Lumion Free 3 will not be able to load scene files from Lumion 3 or Lumion Pro 3. In addition, it will not be possible to load scenes saved in Lumion Free 3 in other versions of Lumion, so Lumion Free 3 will only be for evaluation/non-commercial purposes.

Lumion Free 3 will also not be able to load the self-contained scene files (LS3) from Lumion Pro 3.


HOW TO ALLOW YOUR CLIENT TO INSPECT SCENES

If you want to allow clients to inspect your scenes in real-time 3D (instead of sending them a rendered video), you will need Lumion Pro 3 as this is the only version which lets you export LS3 files.

Clients will then be able to load the LS3 file in a dedicated new (free) LS3 viewer application. It will not be possible to edit the scene in this viewer application.

Alternatively, if you can only afford Lumion 3 (standard), your client would also need to buy Lumion 3 (standard) in order to load your scene and library files.


DISCLAIMER: Bear in mind that Lumion Free 3 and the dedicated LS3 scene viewer application have not yet been released, so I can't guarantee that everything will work as described above.
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3dmarius

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Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 11:15:54 am »
January 18, 2013, 11:15:54 am
Tank Morten, you are very clean.

therefore, the only way to show a project to a client, you may install Lumion 3 on a laptop of the Studio, disabling the copy on the desktop?

and, yet no one knows anything about the release date of the free version?

Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 11:32:43 am »
January 18, 2013, 11:32:43 am
therefore, the only way to show a project to a client, you may install Lumion 3 on a laptop of the Studio, disabling the copy on the desktop?

Yes, if your client isn't too far away, this is also a good option.

and, yet no one knows anything about the release date of the free version?

No, unfortunately Ferry (the main developer of Lumion) is ill at the moment.
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Andreas S

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Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 01:32:26 pm »
January 18, 2013, 01:32:26 pm
I would hope you prioritize this Free viewer for Lumion 3 files and get it ready quite fast. Its difficult to explain to the customer they need to buy a license to see the ls3 file.

Agree that there should be extremely limited editing options in the free viewer. But I think it should be an option to turn on/off the different layers and also on/off with ocean. (No other adjustment of ocean other than on/off).


Re: Lumion 3 - you can export a scene to lumion 2.5 free ??
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 01:54:32 pm »
January 18, 2013, 01:54:32 pm
I would hope you prioritize this Free viewer for Lumion 3 files and get it ready quite fast. Its difficult to explain to the customer they need to buy a license to see the ls3 file.

Yes, I know what you mean - I hope the developers of Lumion will prioritise this soon.

Agree that there should be extremely limited editing options in the free viewer. But I think it should be an option to turn on/off the different layers and also on/off with ocean. (No other adjustment of ocean other than on/off).

Yes, I think all the core functionality will still be available. However, the built-in Model and Material Libraries will be much smaller and the rendering and Save Scene functionality will probably be restricted.
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