Author Topic: Lumion 64 bit?  (Read 3556 times)

markuskuhlo

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Lumion 64 bit?
« on: February 01, 2011, 01:26:41 pm »
February 01, 2011, 01:26:41 pm
Hi there,

 

i just wonder if lumion is 32 or 64 bit?

 

and when i buy lumion today will i get the uprage to version 2.0 for free?

 

kind regards

Brian Hengelsberg

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 01:34:05 pm »
February 01, 2011, 01:34:05 pm
markuskuhlo,

 

Lumion is currently 32 bit, and all updates up to a major change (R2.0) are free.  It is my understanding that Lumion 1.0 users will be able to purchase the 2.0 software at a reduced rate, but that has not been verified (i dont think) yet.

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 01:38:23 pm »
February 01, 2011, 01:38:23 pm
Hehe Brian beat me to it Wink

Brian Hengelsberg

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 01:52:11 pm »
February 01, 2011, 01:52:11 pm
Just happen to be cranking away here in the early am, and thought i would see what was happening around the forum Cool

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 03:50:43 pm »
February 01, 2011, 03:50:43 pm
Correct. We are planning a free 64 bit version before 2.0 release though.

mbe

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 08:31:13 pm »
February 01, 2011, 08:31:13 pm
How dou you plan updates? I mean is every single a 0.1 update or maybe a 0.5?

When will  version 2.0 released? Yearly cycles like autodesk does it? Or maybe even 6 months because teh product is new?

What about Hotfixes for bugs which are found?

 

I ask because I want to estimate how long I will get updates until I have to upgrade. 

Brian Hengelsberg

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 10:53:37 pm »
February 01, 2011, 10:53:37 pm
Oooooooo, 64 bit would be fantastic!

billy007nh

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 11:05:13 pm »
February 01, 2011, 11:05:13 pm
mbe said:

How dou you plan updates? I mean is every single a 0.1 update or maybe a 0.5?

When will  version 2.0 released? Yearly cycles like autodesk does it? Or maybe even 6 months because teh product is new?

What about Hotfixes for bugs which are found?

 

I ask because I want to estimate how long I will get updates until I have to upgrade. 





This info would help me sell this to boss.  I just put together a IT Plan for the next 3 years and your software was in the NEED within 6 months area and we are all running 64-bit CPU and servers at both our offices.  They loved the demo I did with your software so I how to get my $$ soon!

 

Thanks

Billy

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 03:35:09 pm »
February 02, 2011, 03:35:09 pm
All bugs will always be tried to be fixed for free until the release of a new major version. After that at some point if someone finds a bug we fix it in the new release.

 

We will try to have a new major version each year. So a likely scenario is that you get 6 to 8 monts from a major release many new free features and after that only fixes if needed until the release of the new version. We often used to ask around 30% for the upgrade. But we don't know if we change our pricing with version 2.0. In any case we always give current users the best deal. So it might be that version 2.0 is 1000 euro for new customers but for 1.0 users it is still 30% of 750 euro to upgrade etc but this is all undecided. These are just general ideas for now.

 

I would like a 6 month release cycle of course but I think most users won't agree with that even if we make massive changes. For some reason people just don't want an upgrade quicker then 1 year. This might mean we have great features ready on the shelf but just not released because we need to wait. 

 

Remember that all this information is under subject of change!! We want to remain flexible and adjust to different situations. But at least this is for now our general idea.

Brian Hengelsberg

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 04:08:28 pm »
February 02, 2011, 04:08:28 pm
Ferry,

 

I think if people know the schedule for software release, they can budget it in for the year.  Lets face it, Lumion is less expensive than most if not all rendering / animation packages.  I know there are differences between the software...i think i saw a running list somewhere on the forumWink, but overall it is one of the most cost effective solutions out there.  

Maybe because the software is so young and there are advancements every week if not everyday, it would make sense for a 6 month release schedule. I think people will be happy if they have a stable version before upgrade, as they purchased it with the current specs at that time.  If they want further features, they will need to upgrade...or maybe you allow for 15% savings if someone waits for 2 releases before upgrade and 30% if someone upgrades immediately.   This would help all.

Have you thought of a subscription style upgrade opportunity?  Autodesk has this type of system, it may be beneficial for Lumion as well.  Just thought i would give my 2 cents.

gabrielefx

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 07:20:47 pm »
February 02, 2011, 07:20:47 pm
Quest is in 3 different versions, probably we will see Lumion Pro with all the features we requested. Lumion 2.0 will cost 500€ and Lumion Pro 1.500€

I think that because Act-3D buy libraries from external vendors and to implement all features we requested Act-3D should purchase many dlls or pay many new programmers.

I think that Act-3D should concentrate its energies in Lumion development. In the world there are many more architets, designers, 3d artists, film makers than Quest programmers.

Act-3D fortune is in Lumion.