Author Topic: Roadmap in my opinion...  (Read 1208 times)

Thomas

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Roadmap in my opinion...
« on: September 19, 2012, 12:22:26 pm »
September 19, 2012, 12:22:26 pm
When I look at the development of lumion during the last updates, I clearly see some confusion between whats important for me as a user and what the developers do...

For me the priority in architectural visualisation is:

1 - More construction materials
2 - Wizard for plant population, streets including lighting and parking, rivers
3 - More flexible terrain
4 - more flexible video and image resolutions for output, e.g. cinema, more  then 16:9
5 - VR-Modul for clients as exe file

Nice would be automatic moving people in an area with collision detection, people walk along a spline, camera along spline or cirlcle, bound to objects, e.g. folowing a person to optical move the spectator through a place by following a moving person.

Whats nice to have, but not necessary: rain, snow, clouds, landscape, water, ocean...

I do not clearly understand what group of people lumion is for...
because for CG and Cinema FX the render quality is not good enough and for the Architectural Animation, there are far more important problems to solve then better ocean quality and clouds.

I dont know how other people see this, but perhaps some of them can tell there opinion in this thread...

mischa

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Re: Roadmap in my opinion...
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 01:08:01 pm »
September 19, 2012, 01:08:01 pm
Hi Thomas,

yes I hope in Version 3 they did not spend too much effort in making the SFX (Sky, ocean,...) better, instead of working on the tools specially designed for architectural projects:
refelections, to get better glass effects
having no problems with several glasses behind each other
orthogonal views
lens modifieres for 2 point perspectives (so that vertical lines in a camera that does not look horicontally still look vertical)
...
I would also love to have the possibility to export exe files.
Population with automatically moving and acting people would be realy cool, but is very hard to realize with a "normal budget".

Lets see what they will post in the next weeks, I am sure that there will be many surprises!


BABE™

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Re: Roadmap in my opinion...
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 11:05:59 pm »
September 19, 2012, 11:05:59 pm
I dont know how other people see this, but perhaps some of them can tell there opinion in this thread...


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Derekw

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Re: Roadmap in my opinion...
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 02:42:02 am »
September 20, 2012, 02:42:02 am
In my opinion buildings look best when placed in a realistic environment. I think clouds, vegetation and water are not just 'nice to have' but are vital to any great architectural visualization package. I know all my clients are completely blown away by Lumion....and it will only get better from here. I feel very fortunate that I discovered this amazing software that's not only affordable but easy to use and fast! I know the staff at Lumion want all the 'bells and whistles' too, like real reflections, etc. These things can't be easy to do, otherwise we would already have them, but I'm sure they will all come in the end.