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Author Topic: [Answered] Selecting imported Sketchup models  (Read 1286 times)

Gaia Grimes

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[Answered] Selecting imported Sketchup models
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:25:33 pm »
June 09, 2017, 05:25:33 pm
Is there a way to move the selector point closer to the object?
When I import a Sketchup model (SKP or Collada), the selector ball is far from the object itself.
This makes placing very difficult. Am I missing something in the export/import process?

Re: Selecting imported Sketchup models
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 05:39:56 pm »
June 09, 2017, 05:39:56 pm
Hi Gaia, welcome. :)

You need to make sure that the SketchUp model is close to the world center in SketchUp (0,0,0) before importing the SKP file in Lumion.

The reason is that the distance between the insertion point of an imported model and the model itself in Lumion corresponds to the distance between the world center (0,0,0) in SketchUp and the model position in SketchUp.

In other words: if the SketchUp model is far away from 0,0,0 in SketchUp it will be similarly far away from the insertion point in Lumion.

The only situation in which this isn't the case is if you deliberately offset the drawing axes in SketchUp.

If so, you need to right-click on the blue axis in SketchUp and choose Reset. Once you've done that, you'll see the true position of the model in relation to 0,0,0 (and therefore also in relation to the insertion point in Lumion).

Does this make sense?
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