Author Topic: Opening older Lumion projects with newer version of Lumion?  (Read 3315 times)

st_george

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Opening older Lumion projects with newer version of Lumion?
« on: September 02, 2012, 08:25:45 pm »
September 02, 2012, 08:25:45 pm
About a year ago, I in my old office they had Lumion SP2 (I do not know which Build was it).
When I left the office I copied particular folders for particular projects from "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Lumion 2".

I was wondering if I could open those projects again simply by coping the project folder back to "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Lumion 2". But this time with newer version of Lumion?

Or is it impossible for me to open those projects in newer version of Lumion?
And I need exactly the same version in which the files were created with the same Build?

Thank you for the reply.

See3D.be

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Re: Opening older Lumion projects with newer version of Lumion?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 09:31:24 pm »
September 02, 2012, 09:31:24 pm
JUst copy the project from the Lumion folder to the Lumion 2 folder and it should open.

Re: Opening older Lumion projects with newer version of Lumion?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 11:49:48 pm »
September 02, 2012, 11:49:48 pm
Some of the scene and Material settings have changed between Lv1 SP2 and the new version, and v2 introduced a few new settings, so you would need to walk through the settings and change the values where needed.

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st_george

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Re: Opening older Lumion projects with newer version of Lumion?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 02:56:47 am »
September 05, 2012, 02:56:47 am
Thank you for the reply both of you

@See3D.be:
I was using Windows XP, and if I recall it correctly I saved (copied) project folders from:
"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Lumion"
But as far as I see, Lumion 2.5 project folders are not kept in the similar folder:
"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Lumion 2" ?
There are just two types of files (.spr and .spa) inside of: "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Lumion 2\Scenes"
But there are not separate folders related to each project inside of "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Lumion 2".

So where do I need to copy the project folder I saved from my old SP2?



@peterm:
Materials will not be a problem, as long as I do not need to edit the landscape again (which took me a couple of hours to edit it). Do you think I will need to edit the landscape again too?

Re: Opening older Lumion projects with newer version of Lumion?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 05:08:22 am »
September 05, 2012, 05:08:22 am
Not for landscape, just some of the settings for scene and materials, plus possibly water.

By the way, you can have subfolders for individual projects below \user\my documents\Lumion 2\Scene\ as Lumion on opening reads through all folders and files looking for the .spa and .spr files to build the thumbnail list of projects for Load Scene, so you can copy the porject folder or just the files so long as they go below the \Scene folder, and is \user and not Administrator\ folder (AFAIK).

If you did not copy the imported objects from your old XP project, then you will have problems if you also want the imported models, and you'll get the red question mark.  The scene spa/spr files do not keep the models imported, those are saved in other files (.lib, .lib.inn, .lib.txx, .lib.mtt) in the  \user\my documents\Lumion (Lumion 2)\Library\ folder.

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