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Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: Julien on December 03, 2010, 03:52:37 am
How do I dig a rectangular hole for a pool into the ground say using boolean subtraction?
Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: Ferry on December 03, 2010, 09:47:04 am
Currently you will have to export the DDS paint in it in another program and reimport.

The other method is to use the smallest circle to paint. However the current smallest circle is to large for small rectangles. But maybe we can add more shapes to the paint brush. 
Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: Remko on December 03, 2010, 10:32:01 am
The easiest way is covered in tutorial 4 I will put online today. You can make part of the landscape in your design package (Sketchup etc...) and then apply the "Rock" material. When you apply the rock material to part of your object it will take the exact color and texture of the landscape so it's very easy to blend your model and the landscape.

 

So, in this case you make a plane with nice hole for the pool and model the pool in it. Next, you import the model and apply the rock material to the square with the hole in it. Dig a big hole in the landscape and place your model so the square covers the big hole.

 

For Lumion we decided that all advanced modeling tasks are easier in many of the available tools you use already. This way we only have functionality in Lumion that other packages do not have and we're not trying to replace all the things you already know how to do.
Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: pixvertex.de on December 03, 2010, 10:39:40 am
BTW. did you changed your gender for the demos Remko ?

 

You sound so sexy ;)
Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: Arthur on December 03, 2010, 11:01:07 am
No it is Corine with a terrible cold ;-)
Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: Remko on December 03, 2010, 11:01:20 am
Surprised Furtunately I used a computer for the voice Laugh
Title: Boolean subtraction
Post by: Julien on December 03, 2010, 04:36:15 pm
Thanks guys! Looking forward to Tutorial 4 and the proposed square brush would be a welcome addition. Smile