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Author Topic: Lumion source Files  (Read 5741 times)

Andrew Scott

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Lumion source Files
« on: March 16, 2015, 04:41:20 am »
March 16, 2015, 04:41:20 am

Hi everyone,
an architect has produced 10 MP4 files for me, and claims that either or both of the following files are the Lumion source files he used for the project.

I would like a new architect to continue working on the project and need to know if s/he will be able to take over where the first one left off, using the above files.
As I do not have Lumion, I need to know whether it will be possible to immediately export the 10 MP4s from the files the first architect  has supplied, without any editing of the contents.
I thought that Lumion files used the .LS4 extension, and suspect that there may be an important file missing.
Would someone be able to open the above "source" files and tell me if it is possible to generate the following MP4s without any further work? IP-kitchen clip-2.mp4 IP-office- clip-7.mp4

Re: Lumion source Files
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 06:19:32 am »
March 16, 2015, 06:19:32 am
Hi Andrew Scott

The first file listed has no file extension.  It does not appear to be an LS4, and may be one of four files used for Lumion models.

I am able to open the .sva to see the scene and the clips and effects needed for creating videos are there.
However, as you noted, not all files are present for the project.

The options depend on access to the old architects PC and user files.

If both the old and new architect are working from the same PC, then the new architect should be able to just continue where the last one left off.  As the new one will have a different Windows Profile, s/he will sign in under a different name, which will result in a different set of User data files in My Documents.  Easiest is to sign in under the old architects profile (if possible).

If from the same office but different PC's then (pending access) all files (including source model files - exported from Revit or SketchUp etc) can be copied to the new architects PC.

If simple access is not available then, you need to get the following files.

A) if the architect used Lumion v4 Pro, then s/he should export the scene to an LS4 file which packages all scene content in to a single file.  This can then be opened in Lumion v4 (does not support all features of Pro), or Lumion v4 Pro, and the videos created, or the scene continued to be updated.

B) if the architect used Lumion v4 then s/he will need to supply to you all imported models (5 models or parts of models) used, plus the scene files.

Those include:
 [dot] Imported Models:  *.lib, *.mtt, *.inn, *.txx. 
 [dot] Scene files: *.spr, *.sva

Location of files: refer topic WHERE ARE MY LUMION SCENES AND IMPORTED MODELS SAVED?  in LUMION 4: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts.

The new architect needs to have access to Lumion with a suitable license, and save the files to the right locations in order for Lumion to read the files.  We can provide that detail on setting things up in a separate post.

Your new architect should register with the forum for support.  This will include registering the Lumion license needed to operate the application.
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Andrew Scott

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Re: Lumion source Files
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 07:44:12 am »
March 16, 2015, 07:44:12 am
Fantastic response.
Thanks Peterm.