December 24, 2012, 03:17:42 pm
As a vray user, for interior or architectur design, we have plenty great choice of model and we hardly model anything regarding furniture, plants, decoration, cars, lamps... Evermotion, designconnected... all this site have very abordable kit of photorealistic model, cheaper than single ressources purchase from turbosquid. It is really a BIG asset. I guess the total available model, ready to use, is near to 20000 instead of 2079. As per the personage, I personally really dislike them, unless your client are fan of video game (but there is no commercial people package that looks nice on the market anyway).
Everyone that experimented the shift from one render engine to another, knows that the bootlneck is the shader conversion, it is long and painfull. Vray shader will not be compatible with lumion for sure.
Twinmotion, another realtime render engine we are looking at, has even a more limited models library.
I would like to ad one comment regarding the demo on the front page "lumion in 10 minutes". All material, shader fit perfectly to the meshes. Such thing never happens in 3D, the imported model into Lumion can be prepared with UV coordinated but it's only when you apply the map inside lumion that you tweek the UV coordinate to match the material. Just this part of the adjustement will take more than 10 minutes by itself. So the demo is a bit "biaise".
Well according to the Lumion Specifications, Lumion has a model library of 709 models and Lumion Pro a library of 2078 models. I guess it depends a little on what usage of models is needed, and expectations of library/resource requirements.
You can also see the library contents in the links under the FAQ category, as well as linked form the Specs page.
Apart from the Lumion Library you can make your own by simply importing models/meshes from other sources including your own built ones and use in Lumion projects, so you can extend the resources as much as you need(irrespective of certain folder/display issues).
How many do you want for a Library? Aspects of quality, and also optimisation for real-time are of course also important.
If some sets of models are purchased as general models for 3D you tend to get say 50 or 100 or maybe 250 models with a cost ranging from 100 upwards to 350 per set/DVD, so once you cost that out towards the larger Pro library, that might be interesting.
Not sure about your last comment, perhaps if you can expand a little more in detail.
Also, "engine like Lumion or ??"