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Move a group of objects
« on: May 06, 2013, 01:48:34 pm »
May 06, 2013, 01:48:34 pm
Hi

I watched a video probably done with Lumion. I saw that there were people on a boat and they wer moving with the boat.

How can we do this i tryed to move a man and a boat together with ctrl in the basic movement in lumion But it doesn't work...

Thanks for your help

Gaëtan

Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 02:02:21 pm »
May 06, 2013, 02:02:21 pm
Hi Gaëtan

By any chance, do you still have the link to that video so we can see it?  Probably one of GeoHow's excellent endeavours.

Individual objects in Lumion are not able to be attached or grouped to other objects, so any animation together will be tricky or it will loose synchronisation.  It would have to have been very carefully done and timed.

The basic animation (Move) would require exact placement of the 2 objects at both Start and End positions, this might not be too successful.  Advanced Move does allow more control.

Must have a go myself.  Sorry can't provide more, perhaps the video author will be able to respond.

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Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 01:23:00 pm »
May 11, 2013, 01:23:00 pm
Hi

I watched a video probably done with Lumion. I saw that there were people on a boat and they wer moving with the boat.

How can we do this i tryed to move a man and a boat together with ctrl in the basic movement in lumion But it doesn't work...

Thanks for your help

Gaëtan





well, the basic animation works pretty well in lumion, so moving more objects from a to b is not a problem .

if the boat , of course, moves in two or three directions (waves), the adjustment will become really tricky...but it should work, too, when the horizonal movement is a straight line.

maybe you can insert a link to the video? would be interesting to see it.

regards stan

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Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 10:50:43 am »
May 16, 2013, 10:50:43 am
First of all the basic animation is not so difficult. Adding the persons on the boat and making waves is bit tricky. If you could provide the link so it would be easy to understand  for us.

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Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2013, 05:27:23 pm »
May 18, 2013, 05:27:23 pm
Hy,

think you guys, unfortunatly i don't have the link..... I will try to get it from one of my custumers ;)

Have a nice week end!

Gaëtan

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Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 09:50:35 am »
May 19, 2013, 09:50:35 am



Here are the 2 vidéos showing cars and lights and the second one with a boat and people on it.

Have a good day

Gaëtan

Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 11:31:24 am »
May 19, 2013, 11:31:24 am
They're great animations by 3D Cordoba.  :-9

Here's a test sample with some characters on a boat.

Using Move is not successful, even though you would think it should be.  Lumion is interpolating the animation different for each object even though the distance for all is (roughly) the same.

Using Advanced Move, I can get a better synch of the objects.  Not perfect, but close, just a small thing to fix at end of animation.  So long as the objects are moving in a line (no turns and more complex paths) it will work OK.

See other recent posts on animation.  Four or more keyframes result in an interpolation method that uses a smoothing curve, less keyframes reverts to a linear interpolation.  This example should also work for a nice simple linear, will test.

edit: added simple linear using Advanced Move; easier to setup and results are better, seems easier to set end positions first for last keyframe then do the start keyframe.  To get the best? view at end of clip, set the last animation keyframe to slightly past the length of the clip.  This clip is 3.71 seconds, animation is 4 seconds.

Same should be possible with moving some lights for a car.  Note that the view/shot and length is only such to give impression of..

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Re: Move a group of objects
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 01:17:13 am »
May 20, 2013, 01:17:13 am
Thanks!

I'll test that later!

Have a good night ;)

Gaëtan