January 10, 2011, 02:31:56 pm
I have been busy with work for a while and could not manage to have a look at the forum.....but this thread seems to be more descriptive and hot with references than the Wishlist portion of the forum!!!
I am a professional architect who is also involved in infrastructure (road, bridges, highways etc) sector. Gabriel, Mischa, Aaron and others
have made some very interesting points regarding road modeling, lighting solutions and many other pros and cons of Lumion and other softwares which was definitely fun and informative. Thank you guys, very much! Also my congratulation goes to the Developer team of LUMION as they have been most responsive and specific on their vision and target as well.
I agree with Gabriel with almost every points. I use Archicad, 3ds Max and Vray for my Basic workflow. To show how Lumion fits in the Workflow, i have created a graphical chart (by the way, this is my opinion only) -
So IMHO, for 10-15% quality difference we are getting the fastest and easiest solution, thanks to Lumion.Why
will I still be using LUMION for quick solution and VRAY or similar render
engines for final production
- Â Global Illumination.
(this will probably take the render time from seconds to minutes but I believe
it will still be faster than others!)
BTW, There is a superb
script called ENBseries for games like GTA4,
TES oblivion etc which enablesÂ G.I.Â and makes the environment look near to real. See here:http://enbdev.com/ss_gta4_01_en.htm
- Interior with
multiple light sources. (come on guys!....i
have to use another render engine to bake texture and then use it in Lumion! Thatâ€™s ridiculous!)
- Vehicles have to turn
right or left in roads or move up or down the ramps. Usersâ€™ who are looking for
road editors and such should ask for this first!!! Same goes for peoples too,
but for vehicles this is a must.Â I think
Items mode with path would
be the solution!
There are many features LUMION can improve on or add to it's current state, but the above mentioned should be IMHO in the top priority list. I certainly understand the hard work the developer has been putting on this little soft and more feature requests are pouring in everyday, but to be the best solution for Architects, LUMION has to shorten the GAP between the quick+ ok quality and the quick +ultimate quality.
I apologize if i am offtopic but could not resist commenting here.