May 02, 2013, 05:30:26 am
... is the lumion viewer available to our clients? Or would they need to purchase their own professional license in order to view the content we authored for them? ..
When you purchase Lumion Pro, the license also allows you to provide the link to the client to download from the Lumion site and install the Lumion Viewer on their PC.
So it is available to as many clients as you wish to distribute content to.
They do not need to purchase a license, nor do they need any other form of Lumion for the purpose of viewing the LS3 file you have prepared of the content.
The LS3 file is a packaged scene content file for the viewer to play. It contains all assets or links to Lumion Library assets, the clip animations etc, that make up the Lumion scene.
The Lumion Viewer is a fairly large file as it contains the full Lumion Library of assets. In this way your content file is smaller to clients, and additional LS3 scenes do not need to duplicate assets already part of the Viewer library. This is also done for reasons relating to Act-3D's own licenses that contain third party content.
Your client just navigates the scene, or lets the movie animation you have made for the scene play.
I have uploaded (see attached) a quick screen capture (half size for file size, so the quality is not best) of using the Viewer with a Lumion sample scene, first part walk0through, 2nd part flythrough, has lots of effects and DOF etc.
As mentioned its designed specifically for client use by providing a very simple operation to the navigation or play. There's not much to the functionality; open the LS3 file or double-click on it to run, navigation keys to move around, up and down etc and Enter key to switch between walk-through and fly-through (movie) modes.