August 07, 2014, 03:53:43 am
.. How do I copy and move an object in straight line ..
There is no constrained axis for positioning in Lumion like there is in Sketchup.
You can also copy an object and align the first and copy/copies using (CTRL) + "Space" command
, but that's not an axis constrained thing. (LUMION 4: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
If you need 'perfect' alignment you can use your own (as imported) guides or grids to assist. To also achieve you can use the Position input re my reply your next question.
Also, is it possible type distance and type (number)X to move an object, just like in Sketchup?
Yes, you can type in position values, and v4.5.1 introduced new ways to control rotation and scaling. For position values, simply select an object or objects and click on the Move
object tool icon to open the Position dialogue
(top right of screen).
See: Lumion Pro 4.5 - edit properties button
.. If the placement point is on a slope, how do you drop an object (plant, in my case) at the intersection? Thanks for your help.
All objects are placed automatically to the surface or terrain underneath the mouse, so it's easy to place a plant anywhere automatically without having to worry about height (excluding 1 exception). When you drag the object over the terrain (for example) it will conform to that terrain height. Plants do not conform to the slope, but are upright (limitation of the SpeedTree plants used), which in majority of cases works fine.
For other slope conforming requirements see Tips eg key F.
Suggest also going through the video tutorials, and referring to LUMION 4: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts
as your (sort of) Lumion bible.
In Tips you will see there is quite a few different combinations of using fast keys and the Context Menu
to do placement and positioning.