Hi foxlin, thanks for the feedback.
For what it's worth, I totally understand where you're coming from and a couple of other users have been in the same boat in the past.
However, the functionality you're looking for does not actually exist; there is no secret/hidden functionality in Lumion that would let us convert an .LS8S Scene
file made in a Student version to an .LS8 Scene
file. In other words, the developers would have to implement it first.
The last time this happened, we did make the developers aware of it (e.g. when a student who had graduated bought a License Key
and wanted to load their old projects in the commercial version) but there has been no changes since then as other issues that affect more users have been prioritised instead.
I realise that this isn't the answer you were hoping to get, but this is where we're at right now.1.
To soften the blow of having to redo work in the commercial version, I should mention that you can transfer the Imported Models
from the Student
version to the commercial version by quitting Lumion and copy-pasting the Library
folder from:\Documents\LumionStudent 8.0\Library
Although it's possible to copy-paste Clips
from the Student
version, you'd have to be extraordinarily patient to open the Student
version, copy a given Clip
, quit the Student
version, start the commercial version and finally paste the Clip
- one Clip
at a time.3.
If you don't mind recreating the camera viewpoints in Photo Mode
and the camera animations in Movie Mode
, it might be a better use of your time to save your Effects Stacks
to .LME files in Photo Mode
and Movie Mode
in the Student
version. The .LME files can then be loaded in the commercial version once you've recreated the camera viewpoints and animations:Knowledge Base: How do you save and load effects in Photo and Movie Mode?
While it won't magically reconstruct the Scene
in its entirety, I hope these steps might help a little.
P.S. Please don't forget to register your License Key
, so that you get access to the full Support Center
. Thanks in advance.