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Title: Recessing into the ground
Post by: cormac on September 01, 2015, 07:18:53 pm
Hi there, I can't seem to find any info on this but basically I have created a pool in sketchup which I would like to put into the ground to then add water to it. However when I move it the space fills with the ground as shown. How do make it so that it is an empty space there? I have tried the lower terrain tool but doesnt really work.]

thanks
Title: Re: Recessing into the ground
Post by: Morten on September 01, 2015, 08:40:45 pm
Hi cormac, here's how I'd do it:

1) Create a flat "skirt" around your swimming pool (e.g. 3m wide). The "skirt" should be parallel with the terrain.

2) After re-importing the swimming pool model with the "skirt", assign a Landscape material to the "skirt". This will make the "skirt" blend in with the terrain below it.

3) Lastly, use the Lower terrain tool to carve out the volume inside the swimming pool. The "skirt" ensures that you can't see recessed areas outside the actual swimming pool, so it doesn't matter if the Lower terrain tool isn't 100% accurate.
Title: Re: Recessing into the ground
Post by: cormac on September 02, 2015, 12:52:22 pm
Hi, thanks for your reply. That make sense, although could you explain how to make the skirt the same material as the landscape (do I do this in lumion or in sketchup?) and I also want there to be a concrete edge to the pool, it thats possible?

thanks
Title: Re: Recessing into the ground
Post by: peterm on September 02, 2015, 01:40:28 pm
Hi cormac

Which version of Lumion are you working with?

See Mortens 2): 
2) After re-importing the swimming pool model with the "skirt", assign a Landscape material to the "skirt". This will make the "skirt" blend in with the terrain below it.

.. and I also want there to be a concrete edge to the pool, it thats possible?...
That's something to be modelled in SketchUp.  It's optional if you paint a concrete texture based material in SketchUp, or use one of the Lumion concrete materials.  So long as the edging in SketchUp has a material, and is different from other surfaces needing different materials.