Author Topic: Multiple foliage/entourage placement  (Read 1378 times)

mlabell

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Multiple foliage/entourage placement
« on: August 22, 2012, 04:42:49 pm »
August 22, 2012, 04:42:49 pm
Sorry another newbie question, is there a way to copy multiple plants or other entourage to make it easier to simulate dense foliage?  I have a rather large site in the woods and placing 1000's of trees one at a time is not my most anticipated part of my day.

Once again thanks for the help I will try to post works that are not confidential once done (we do a lot of confidential work).

Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: Multiple foliage/entourage placement
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 07:36:42 pm »
August 22, 2012, 07:36:42 pm
hi, yes, it works like this

select the input menue and the art of object to be placed ( say trees)

hold strg and select a group of objects with left mouse (only the selected art of object can be selected)

in 2.5 you can see the number of selected objects right above in the screen corner

now press alt and select / move the group

the copy of the group is generated and ready to be moved to its new place

hold down shift while moving to keep the hight

hold down strg and go to the context menue and align all selected to one hight

so:

strg and select

alt and move

multiple selection is also possible by strg + shift + left mouse

while moving you can see the distance near the cursor ( to lumions: For the wishlist: mirror this number to the top of the screen and bigger for a better visibility)


for all the shortcuts take a look at the tips & tricks section ( also for multiple input. and randomized scale)

have fun now whith copying groups of items

stan


btw: strg = ctrl on quertz

mlabell

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Re: Multiple foliage/entourage placement
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 07:58:57 pm »
August 22, 2012, 07:58:57 pm
Thanks for the thorough reply.  Works beautifully!

Re: Multiple foliage/entourage placement
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 11:28:05 am »
August 23, 2012, 11:28:05 am
As stan mentioned, there are more methods in the section called Selecting, copying, moving and aligning objects in the Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts thread:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/lumion-2-tips-tricks-and-shortcuts/
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