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andy_blake31

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Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 04:53:19 am »
February 16, 2015, 04:53:19 am
Hello - I am trying to upload the report for the Macs but keep getting blocked - virus alert.
Will try again later.

Thanks

Andrew

andy_blake31

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Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 05:01:41 am »
February 16, 2015, 05:01:41 am
I will send through the benchmark report soon,  the other report is being blocked by the site - a virus alert or something.

Thanks

Andrew

Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 05:31:34 am »
February 16, 2015, 05:31:34 am
Hi Andrew

OK.

The DXDiag report should be just a text file named dxdiag_Lumion.txt so should be safe and uploadable to the forum.

Otherwise, send to us via email: morten [at] act-3d.com and CC peterm [at] act-3d.com.
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andy_blake31

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Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2015, 05:10:14 am »
February 17, 2015, 05:10:14 am
Hello - attached is the benchmark report from the Macs we are running Lumion 5 on.

Thanks

Andrew


andy_blake31

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Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2015, 05:20:07 am »
February 17, 2015, 05:20:07 am
email sent with other report attached - thanks

Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2015, 08:23:10 am »
February 17, 2015, 08:23:10 am
Hi Andrew

Thanks for the benchmark and also the DXDiag report.

Same situation as for the Windows PC's.  The Mac's have an integrated Intel graphics card, and not a dedicated card.

As such you and your students will only be able to do a few limited things with Lumion.  Perhaps some fly-arounds, recording from screen and building some simple scenes may be all that you are after. 

There's also no guarantee that the hardware will present to you the same look to the scene as previously, or in some cases, even allow the scene to work.  Running the graphics can be highly variable when the hardware does not support the same types of features found in dedicated cards, and the software is not specifically designed and tested to make use of that card type.

Perhaps there's some way in the future for your class or school to upgrade the computers.  Dedicated GPU's, for the less powerful or second hand, are quite cheap.  Maybe setting up one or two more powerful workstations might the direction, so that more features of Lumion can be used such as rendering photos and video with effects.

Keep us posted.   :)
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andy_blake31

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Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2015, 11:44:45 am »
February 17, 2015, 11:44:45 am
Hello - I think we will try it but with just simple scenes to render the sketchup designs.
I work in two schools and in the other school has just bought macs with dedicated graphics cards - however they are a low spec. So I may have the same problem as before, if we keep it simple I think the students will still get some experience of technologies and the architectural design process.

Many thanks

Andrew Blake

Re: Video and Still Creation Issue
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2015, 11:54:32 am »
February 17, 2015, 11:54:32 am
Keeping it simple sounds sensible, Andrew.

Best of luck - I hope it works out.
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