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cmeed

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newbie general questions
« on: January 31, 2012, 12:01:40 pm »
January 31, 2012, 12:01:40 pm
enjoying the evaluation period and a few questions have cropped up
1.Reflections - what is reflected? just sky? i would like to have a shiney tv studio floor.
2.Shadows - i had a close up shot of one of the people from the library, sun directly above - the edge of the shadow from his head on his shoulders was very pixelated.
3. movie mode - when you edit individual clips with effects like bloom etc and then edit the whole movie with bloom are you doubling up the effect on that clip?

i can't see an appropriate thread to place these thoughts so hear they are...

Making movies is a breeze, really well done on this.
- what i would say is that the set cameras - crtl+1 etc should be somehow linked to the movies ie a starting frame if we wished.
- Also these cameras should be shown what slot is taken in advanced view. With 10 cameras to set up i'm often overwriting one with another when all i wanted to do was find a new slot.
- once these cameras are set up i'd like a shiney button that says - batch render and a file created with the slot/camera number in a designated location - would save a lot of time.(well ok some but you have to agree its such a chore!)



cmeed

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Re: newbie general questions
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 12:03:33 pm »
January 31, 2012, 12:03:33 pm
Also -
is there away to stop the people in the library from animating? some of those women talk too much.
no really can i stop them? i want an audience that listens rather that talks amongst themselves

Re: newbie general questions
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 12:31:39 pm »
January 31, 2012, 12:31:39 pm
Thanks for your feedback, Chris.

1.Reflections - what is reflected? just sky? i would like to have a shiney tv studio floor.

Planar reflections (aka mirror reflections) are not yet supported in Lumion. Instead, an approximation is used where a 360 degree reflection texture is rendered and projected onto all reflective surfaces. It doesn't result in perfect raytraced reflections, but rather gives you the illusion that objects are reflective. In the upcoming Lumion 2.1 Build 1, all object types are rendered onto the 360 degree reflection texture, not just the sky.

2.Shadows - i had a close up shot of one of the people from the library, sun directly above - the edge of the shadow from his head on his shoulders was very pixelated.

In Lumion 1 Free, lower the Shadow -> Range slider to increase the resolution of shadows that are close to the camera. This slider has been renamed to ShadowMap Range in Lumion 2.

3. movie mode - when you edit individual clips with effects like bloom etc and then edit the whole movie with bloom are you doubling up the effect on that clip?

No, you just edit the Bloom value, but bear in mind that there's a difference between Lumion 1 Free and Lumion 2 Ultimate, so you can't use the same settings once Lumion 2 Free is released.

is there away to stop the people in the library from animating? i want an audience that listens rather that talks amongst themselves

The latest batch of 3D people include 7 new characters that stand relatively still/don't gesticulate. And there's more to come. These characters are part of Lumion 2 Ultimate but can be purchased separately for Lumion 2 Basic (Character Plug-in).