Author Topic: Lumion for Event planners?  (Read 1407 times)

tomlloydowen

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Lumion for Event planners?
« on: March 13, 2013, 06:16:03 pm »
March 13, 2013, 06:16:03 pm
I run an events company, we build models of venues, marquees, private houses and spaces all over the UK. Currently I build everything in Sketchup, but want to develop rendered models and fly throughs, and have discovered Lumion.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to use fabric on a large scale, for example the inside of a huge marquee might be lined in cream fabric for a wedding, but in black cloth for a night club....

I want to produce more professional fly throughs of our events than I currently am able to with Sketchup.

Thank you in advance.

Tom
www.eventoracle.com

RAD

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Re: Lumion for Event planners?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 12:48:37 am »
March 14, 2013, 12:48:37 am
Lumion could work great for this.
Fabric is no problem - black plastic tarps - no problem.
Lumion can do it the way Lumion does it.

Event planners could use this software. 
Best to have clients with deep pockets, OR those who are willing to help you with your success  ;)

I don't see why you couldn't plan a real party to visualize with a client inside Lumion.

Here is an imaginary event or party I created.


tomlloydowen

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Re: Lumion for Event planners?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 09:39:11 am »
March 14, 2013, 09:39:11 am
That's perfect, just what i needed to know.

As far as I can work out the costs of Lumion are software, hardware and time. Once I have covered the software and hardware costs, the only cost for me is my own time.....

Has anyone ever built a marquee (Tent) in Lumion for any of their projects?
Like this, but with Lumion!


RAD

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Re: Lumion for Event planners?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 09:53:30 am »
March 14, 2013, 09:53:30 am
you could do that ^^^  ::) ^^^ waaaaaaaay better with Lumion.   :-X

Gaieus

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Re: Lumion for Event planners?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 10:00:35 am »
March 14, 2013, 10:00:35 am
Hardware and software are not the cheapest if you go along Lumion but if you do have lots of work and want to save time (i.e. if your time is really money), it can pay it back very shortly.

That scene does not look very complex at all (I have had projects where I could not even import the models in one piece but had to break them into several components) so it would not be an issue at all IMO.

You can always start with the free version (currently only 2.5 but 3.1 is coming soon) to see what the workflow would be and if your current hardware can cope with it. Test time of exports etc.
Gai...