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maeglin1

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Special Effects and what they do....
« on: September 27, 2012, 07:21:29 am »
September 27, 2012, 07:21:29 am
Is there an explanation somewhere of all the SPECIAL EFFECTS and what they do? I use Godrays alot.... but nothing else because I seem to mess up my flythrough when I experiment and therefore become reluctant to play around too much.
Do people share their experience with these effects and what adjustments work for them. It's just I always feel pressured by time.... and get impatient for micro managing.... other peoples opinions help me make quicker decisions.

Re: Special Effects and what they do....
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 11:35:30 am »
September 27, 2012, 11:35:30 am
It's just I always feel pressured by time.... and get impatient for micro managing.... other peoples opinions help me make quicker decisions.

Hi maeglin1, we've actually talked about this internally at Act-3D - one idea is to make certain Movie effect combinations available as presets, so that it would only require 1 click to achieve a certain look.

Disclaimer: This does not necessarily mean that you can expect this in a future version of Lumion ;)
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maeglin1

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Re: Special Effects and what they do....
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 11:07:52 pm »
September 27, 2012, 11:07:52 pm
Thanks for getting back....

As a designer I try to present my work (to a client) like they were a child.... I try and take away any details that could confuse them.... and focus on what makes me design in the first place.... common sense, simplicity and beauty..... or if I could distil it further....ZEN.
Coming back to Lumion.... I like to think of Lumion like a beautiful swan.... a graceful bird gliding through the water.... although underneath the water, out of sight, it's powerful feet are paddling like crazy. This is essentially what I want from software..... something that is powerful and inspiring to work with that does all the frantic paddling for me.

Having PRESETS is a great idea and a direction that you should explore seriously.... because it fosters the spirit of what Lumion's about.... simplicity.

Lumion is brilliant software. It blew me away when I first saw it.... because it took all the effort out of 3D visualization.... and makes the designer look good too :-D


Re: Special Effects and what they do....
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 11:30:00 am »
September 28, 2012, 11:30:00 am
Thanks for your feedback, maeglin1 - I like your swan analogy :)
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Gilson Antunes

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Re: Special Effects and what they do....
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 07:54:08 pm »
September 29, 2012, 07:54:08 pm
Gilson Antunes
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Re: Special Effects and what they do....
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 02:10:22 pm »
October 01, 2012, 02:10:22 pm
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As a designer I try to present my work (to a client) like they were a child.... I try and take away any details that could confuse them.... and focus on what makes me design in the first place.... common sense, simplicity and beauty..... or if I could distil it further....

Yes, so at early stages, I have gotten some recommendations to use sketch mode to keep the focus AWAY from color, material and texture, and ON the architecture design and ideas.

This is a Lumion content photo I made to illlustrate that early stage idea conveying: (took 2 minutes to make)