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Title: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: marcos.britos on August 22, 2013, 10:55:09 am
Hi, i ve seen great video animations where at night lights turn ON during the animation, does someone knows how to this with lumion? or they do it with another software?
I post an example of an animation and you can see how the lights turn ON from minute 2:50.
I would appreciate an answer!
3D CORDOBA Parque 141 Bosch+Bottiglieri LUMION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wTtDOE7MZw#ws)
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: peterm on August 22, 2013, 11:29:18 am
When lights are placed in a layer and the layer is not visible, the lights are also not visible so it looks like they are Off. 

So when a clip uses the Hide Layer Effect the lights will render as Off.  For the lights to be on, the Hide Layer Effect is not used for that clip, so they appear to have been turned on.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Nico RVArq.com on August 22, 2013, 01:51:05 pm
Sky Drop Effect.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: peterm on August 22, 2013, 02:11:41 pm
And Sky Drop Effect  :-D

Drats, I should watch the video next time (properly) before replying  ;)  Thanks Nico.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: marcos.britos on August 23, 2013, 07:48:12 am
Pleaseee lumion users! Make a tutorial of this!
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Jared G. on August 23, 2013, 03:28:48 pm
interiors intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkunWC8VZnk#ws)

just use the skydrop effect and select the lights to drop. then adjust the sliders until you get the result you want. its pretty easy. I had to set it so they come dropping in pretty quickly so that you don't see them come gently floating down.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Michael Betke on August 28, 2013, 08:22:57 am
I did it in a project where I justrendered two version with lights off nad one with light on. I comped it in After Effects.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Michiel Bluewater on February 03, 2015, 02:45:54 pm
I was about to use AE as well, but thank god I found this topic!

Very, very nice!

However can you turn that bouncing off when it drops?
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Morten on February 03, 2015, 03:34:52 pm
Hi Michiel, the bouncing is unfortunately built-in.

However, there are several ways to accomplish this effect, for example by animating the spotlight positions with the Advanced Move effect.

You can also take advantage of the automatic Night Activation function in the properties of spotlights.

You might find that a combination of several techniques yield the best result, for example by using Show/Hide Layer for some spotlights and one or more of the other techniques for other spotlights.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Michiel Bluewater on February 03, 2015, 03:43:30 pm
Thanks Morten for the tips!

For now the Skydrop will be fine.
I already use the night activation, however that is an all or nothing solution, since they turn on all at the same time.

I tried the show/hide layer option, but it only shows one layer at the time.
Title: Re: Can Lumion turn ON LIGHTS?
Post by: Morten on February 03, 2015, 03:56:36 pm
I tried the show/hide layer option, but it only shows one layer at the time.

TIP: You can add more than one Hide Layer effect to a clip.