Moving texture?

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ryste3d

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Moving texture?
« on: December 06, 2012, 02:54:35 pm »
December 06, 2012, 02:54:35 pm
Hi,


I am about to apply “moving” signs as UV maps to some billboards, and understand that you have to use mp4 movie files. My favourite 3d program (Lightwave) don’t support this format.

How would I apply this mp4 texture as a UV maps in Lumion. the signs is not totally square?

Wouldn't it be better if Lumion would support Image sequence... ? as it already supports UV maps images.

Or is there something I don’t understand?

ryste3d

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 03:08:22 pm »
December 06, 2012, 03:08:22 pm
OK, i got it. I think.

ryste3d

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 11:38:09 am »
December 07, 2012, 11:38:09 am
I tried to please a loop animation to the signs in this video but after about 5 signs I had to give it up when my PC come to a crawl :-)

Win 7 64, Core i7-3930 @ 4.2 GHz, 32 GB RAM, GeForce GTX 680 2GB. What would be better?

And I would love to have a button in the material editor that said: “Automatic Sizing” when applying texture to a plane.




jorgensen

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 11:54:53 am »
December 07, 2012, 11:54:53 am
WOW

Is it possible to add somekind of overbright to the animated texture - so the monitors seems to shine?

ryste3d

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 12:09:33 pm »
December 07, 2012, 12:09:33 pm
Yes, but this is a simple test animation. If I cannot have the animation in the monitors (It is require ) I have to do this in another render  |:(

Like this testrender (render in Lightwave and 10 min. pr. frame)


byzantium1200

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 12:30:34 pm »
December 07, 2012, 12:30:34 pm
Yes, but this is a simple test animation. If I cannot have the animation in the monitors (It is require ) I have to do this in another render  |:(
Hi ryste3d, great work!

I have tested animated textures with 20 screens and 6 MP4 files most of them 1080 P. It did not affect the performance. ( http://lumion3d.com/forum/bugs-and-issues/lost-functionality-in-lumion-3-0/30/ )

Maybe as your scene is big with many animated people, your video memory might have been filled up, is there anything you could do to optimize the scene?

ryste3d

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2012, 12:44:37 pm »
December 07, 2012, 12:44:37 pm
Yes I did, I turned off people-layer and spotlight-layer. I have to try it again after a Ctrl Alt Delete  :D

mischa

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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 01:01:12 pm »
December 07, 2012, 01:01:12 pm
great animation, nice lightning!

Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 06:01:32 pm »
December 07, 2012, 06:01:32 pm
ryste3d: If you're playing 5-6 x 1080p MP4s with a high bitrate, your PC might begin to struggle with the decoding. It's exactly the same in Adobe Premiere if you have 5-6 overlapping 1080p videos in the timeline.

My advice is to lower the resolution of the MP4s for the video screens, and reduce the bitrate.

To determine what resolution you'll need, have another look at your video and locate the clip where the JCDecaux screens take up the most space measured in pixels. So if they'll only ever occupy, say 600x400 pixels when the camera is close to them, simply convert the MP4s to that resolution and replace them in Lumion. If you're using higher resolution videos than that, you're wasting valuable bandwidth.
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Re: Moving texture?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 06:03:49 pm »
December 07, 2012, 06:03:49 pm
And I would love to have a button in the material editor that said: “Automatic Sizing” when applying texture to a plane.

The most efficient method is to apply the correct texture coordinates in your 3D modelling application and import this in Lumion again - then you will never have to position the video again.
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