Author Topic: Lumion proxy for SketchUp & Revit.  (Read 3129 times)

archtronaut

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Lumion proxy for SketchUp & Revit.
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:44:05 pm »
July 22, 2013, 03:44:05 pm
Hello,

I really like the way Lumion link with SketchUp or Revit model, it's the future, but the problem is SketchUp and Revit can't handle sophisticated texture and very detailed model. Is it possible to link low detailed SketchUp or Revit model with Lumion detailed model ?
Same idea as V-ray proxy / LumenRT here:



There should be tools to select similar models and swap easily, not only limited to plants. How about higly detailed sofas, furnitures,props, 6 faces boxy pillows to 10,000 faces smooth pillows or even swap lines to fur carpet ? The possibility is endless if Lumion enable users to link or swapped what they need easily, and even better if Lumion give the user options to auto swap the same component in their next projects. This make design iterations easier for interior,landscape architects, visualizers and push the production quality a lot. Seem like a low hanging fruit problem, it seem like this would work if Lumion recognized components/group naming scheme when import, justified current price with less labor needed and give less and less reason to use other rendering packages  ;)

archtronaut

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Re: Lumion proxy for SketchUp & Revit.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 09:49:43 pm »
July 22, 2013, 09:49:43 pm
Did some research and it quite like this:
http://www.collectivesparks.com/2013/02/13/proxies-in-sketchup-maxwell/

, I believe it is not hard to implement it as Ruby Plugin for SketchUp. The API is easy and open. If Lumion could make plugin that user could save material settings of detailed model right from SketchUp, user can copy settings from Lumion and input in SketchUp even it's not showing in SketchUp, like what other rendering package do.

Imagine magically linked model library or even animated character with SketchUp like what LumenRT did, but very customizable and extensible to anything. The magic of Lumion would really begin.

Re: Lumion proxy for SketchUp & Revit.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 01:14:27 pm »
July 23, 2013, 01:14:27 pm
Thanks archtronaut for your feedback and ideas.