October 01, 2013, 11:58:20 am
...I'm wondering if this something that can be requested for development? Is there a process for this?
Apologies for reply a little late on this one.
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As I recall Lumion has been used by some in the construction industry. It depends on the nature of the scene required. So far it is likely most have not needed to show the complex hide/show fundamentals you refer to.
Whether a hide/show is possible for Lumion will depend on how it is built. I gather most involve a transition/fade state which may be per object or group of elements comprised in a construction, and this is not directly supported for in importing to Lumion. Some transition based methods are within the other software and do not export in any case.
If the hide/show was built with simple transforms it might be possible. In some cases (untested as don't have the sources), the show/hide would need baking to simple transforms, however if parts of it involve vertex or morphing, then that is not currently supported.