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Nicholas1225

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Terrain
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:50:31 pm »
April 11, 2016, 08:50:31 pm
How can you accurately slope terrain to reflect a basement and retaining walls in lumion? 

Re: Terrain
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 09:07:59 pm »
April 11, 2016, 09:07:59 pm
Hi Nicholas1225, please see this Knowledge Base article.
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Nicholas1225

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Re: Terrain
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 09:27:56 pm »
April 11, 2016, 09:27:56 pm
That works if your using a skirt around everything.  I need the terrain in lumion to work as we like the terrain in lumion better then our software.

Re: Terrain
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 10:33:05 pm »
April 11, 2016, 10:33:05 pm
Thanks for the feedback but that's unfortunately not possible as the Lumion terrain is a grid mesh with a limited number of sub-divisions.
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Re: Terrain
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 10:40:14 pm »
April 11, 2016, 10:40:14 pm
Is there a way to import a terrain map that can cutout for the basement?

Re: Terrain
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 02:44:51 am »
April 12, 2016, 02:44:51 am
Hi Nicholas1225

Lumion supports the import of terrain maps, please see our Knowledge Base Article: How do terrains work?.

However, that is for a complete map for the whole terrain editable area.  Also, each pixel of the image represents a 2mx2m square, so it may not be accurate enough for your purposes.  To use the Lumion terrain as you mention, you would probably have to model the terrain around the building (excluding basement), export that as a map, edit the map for the basement, then import it again.

Use of a "skirt" around the building may be quicker for you.  You can make it small if the Lumion terrain is pushed down with the smallest available brush size.  It can look the same (Landscape Material), and also act the same as Lumion terrain using the Mark As Terrain setting.  Refer our Knowledge Base Article: How do you make a model blend in with the Lumion terrain?

By the way which version of Lumion are you using (refer Settings screen)?