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Ermias

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Sharp terrain landscape for basement
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:43:18 pm »
December 14, 2016, 11:43:18 pm
I couldn't find a way to create sharp transition when digging a ground. There are two levels and there is a wall in between.When I try to do the 'RAISE' and 'LOWER' options it is always smooth transition. If I am lowering the one side it always affects the other to create a sloppy transition which I don't want. I have also tried the 'JITTER' but it is not doing any good for me.

 no results when I google ... probably i didn't know the right key-words

Re: Sharp terrain landscape for basement
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 11:52:30 pm »
December 14, 2016, 11:52:30 pm
Hi Ermias

It's not possible with the circular terrain brush, and that all parts of the terrain will smooth out.

But have a look at these two Knowledge Base Articles on how to workaround that problem:
1. How do you make a model blend in with the Lumion terrain?
2. How do you remove the terrain from a swimming pool?

Do those help?

ApexDesignDrafting

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Re: Sharp terrain landscape for basement
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 12:01:49 am »
June 09, 2018, 12:01:49 am
Hello, new Lumion user here.

Has there been an update for this process? I keep fighting with ground material not meeting and blending well with my Revit-built model unless I create a 10-15ft "skirt" plane. My basement is deep so to get the depth, my radius of the hole I create increases. Are there any plans to address this issue in future releases? Or possibly any new tricks that I may have not tried?
Apex Design and Drafting

Re: Sharp terrain landscape for basement
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 12:36:45 am »
June 09, 2018, 12:36:45 am
Hi ApexDesignDrafting

Welcome.

There has been no change.  The skirt method and setting those surfaces to Landscape is the way to go.

The other option is to move the Imported Model above the Lumion Terrain and raise the Lumion Terrain, if pushing the terrain down to a hole is more cumbersome. You will still need a skirt to make the terrain against building easier to manage than only using Lumion Terrain.

I'm sorry, but the developers of Lumion do not comment on what may or may not be implemented in future updates.

If you are having problems you are welcome to send us the Revit file and LS8 file so we can take a closer look. Upload instructions here.

Let us know which version of Revit, and are you using the public 7 Day Trial or the Lumion 8 Pro Trial?  Also, attach some examples of the problem so we can get a better visual of the problem.

ApexDesignDrafting

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Re: Sharp terrain landscape for basement
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 12:54:40 am »
June 09, 2018, 12:54:40 am
We are using Lumion 8.3 pro, still need to update this computer with 8.5. I am getting it done using the "skirting" method but in Revit using the "Massing and Site" tool it is a bit tedious to create dips in the topo for window wells and the pool. So it's working for now, I was just hoping for something easier in the future!

Thank you for the reply!
Apex Design and Drafting

Re: Sharp terrain landscape for basement
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 01:10:44 am »
June 09, 2018, 01:10:44 am
Is that the licensed commercial version or the Trial?  Sorry for the need for clarification, but if you are a commercial customer its best you register your license and get access to the full Support Center.  And if you are using the Pro Trial you can also register the license.

Please follow these instructions to register your Lumion 8 license:

Knowledge Base articleHow do you register your License Key and get technical support?

You will then need to just send us a quick email to uploads[at]lumion.com (replace [at] with @) that you have registered, so we can move this topic to the correct Support Board and get things under way.  Once you have done that you will get access to the full Support Center, but will not be able to see this topic until we have moved it.

Thanks in advance.

In regard the skirting, that does sound like the best, but perhaps not easiest, current workflow.  If you register, we will be able to move this question to the boards where you can also get feedback from other Revit users.