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Title: Lumion 6.5 released
Post by: Morten on May 31, 2016, 05:35:20 pm
Dear Lumion users,                                                                      June 6th, 2016.

We are pleased to inform you that version 6.5 of Lumion and Lumion Pro has been released. It's a free update for licensed version 6 users.

Thanks a lot for your support, feedback, error reports and patience since Lumion 6.3 was released!
(https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=281291;image)
Lumion 6.5 contains an updated engine that works better with Windows 8.x and 10. It also gives access to extra graphics card and system memory so that you can work on larger, more complex scenes.

In addition, it includes a number of error fixes and improvements, so we recommend that all Lumion 6 licensees install version 6.5. You do not need to uninstall older versions of Lumion prior to installing 6.5.

We also recommend upgrading to Windows 10 before the free upgrade offer expires on 29 July 2016.

Please note that Lumion 6.5 works from a new \Lumion 6.5 folder in Documents. You will need to copy the Scenes, Library and Miscellaneous folders from Documents\Lumion 6 to Documents\Lumion 6.5 to be able to load your scenes and models in version 6.5. This was done in order to ensure that you still have a back-up of your Lumion 6.3 scenes and imported models in case you experience serious problems in 6.5.

To keep your Favourites from the Imported Model Library and Lumion Library, copy the file "settings45.ini" from Documents\Lumion 6 to Documents\Lumion 6.5

(https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=285621)

We would be grateful if you could report issues in 6.5 as soon as you encounter them, so that the developers have a chance of fixing them (ideally before the summer holiday!).

Best regards from all of us at Act-3D!


WHAT'S NEW?
What's New? (https://lumion3d.com/what-s-new.html)

RELEASE NOTES
Please read the release notes below to see what has changed.

LUMION VIEWER
We will update this thread when we have news about the Lumion Viewer. Please click on the 'Notify' button near the top of this thread if you would like to receive an email when Lumion Viewer is released. If you need to use the Lumion Viewer for presenting your projects, please continue to use Lumion Pro 6.3 and Lumion Viewer 6.0.1.

DOWNLOADING LUMION 6.5
Licensed customers should now have received an email with download instructions (please check your Spam folder on your email account).

Please note that the email was sent to the email address that was used when Lumion 6 was purchased, so if you work for a large organisation you may have to ask the person who bought Lumion to forward the email to you.

If you haven't received the email, please forward your Lumion 6 license number and purchase receipt to [email protected], so they can send you another email.
Title: Lumion 6.5 released
Post by: Morten on May 31, 2016, 05:48:33 pm
LUMION 6.5: RELEASE NOTES

COMPATIBILITY
        (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=285081;image)

NEW FEATURES

BUILD MODE

        (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=281341;image)
MOVIE/PHOTO MODE
PANORAMA MODE

        (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=281301;image)
MISCELLANEOUS
        (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=281291;image)        (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=71241.0;attach=281321;image)
NEW TUTORIAL VIDEOS

CHANGES & RESOLVED ERRORS

PANORAMA MODE
BUILD MODE
MOVIE/PHOTO MODE
PHOTO MODE
MOVIE MODE
MATERIAL EDITOR
MODEL LIBRARY
IMPORTING & EXPORTING
MISCELLANEOUS
Title: Lumion 6.5 released
Post by: Morten on June 09, 2016, 06:18:19 pm
HOW TO RESOLVE CRASHES, ERRORS AND START-UP PROBLEMS IN LUMION 6.5
Lumion 6.5 and newer require that all Windows updates as well as the latest graphics card driver have been installed. Please click here (https://support.lumion.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003474413-Why-are-Spotlights-not-casting-shadows-501) and follow the instructions to ensure that your PC is ready for Lumion 6.5.
Title: Lumion 6.5 released
Post by: Morten on June 09, 2016, 06:21:27 pm
HOW TO RESOLVE TEXTURE ERRORS IN LUMION 6.5

This issue has been resolved in update V6.5.1  Refer: Lumion 6.5.1 released (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?topic=138511.0), 28 June 2016.

The hotfix below for Lumion 6.5 will prevent various texture errors from popping up when Lumion is unable to read very high resolution textures.

The hotfix automatically resizes very high resolution textures, i.e. bigger than 16384 pixels (width/height) to a maximum of 16384 x 16384.

TIP: Even though this hotfix resolves the issue, it's good practice to avoid using very high resolution textures. Most graphics cards are only made to use textures up to 16384 x 16384 pixels. A 16384 x 16384 pixel texture uses 1GB graphics card memory (and if you assign this texture in Lumion, a NormalMap will be created which requires another 1GB!). For that reason, the only situation where you could consider using such a high resolution texture is if you've got a terrain with a satellite image.

Here's how to install the hotfix:

1) Download and unzip the attached zip file.

2) In Lumion 6.5/Channels, rename A1617BEA-2E4A-4A92-B235-509245665AFC.dll to:
A1617BEA-2E4A-4A92-B235-509245665AFC.BAK

3) Move the unzipped A1617BEA-2E4A-4A92-B235-509245665AFC.dll to:
Lumion 6.5/Channels

4) Restart Lumion 6.5.
Title: Lumion 6.5 released
Post by: Morten on June 17, 2016, 12:36:22 pm
HOW TO RESOLVE DWG FILE CRASHES IN LUMION 6.5

This issue has been resolved in update V6.5.1  Refer: Lumion 6.5.1 released (https://forum.lumion3d.com/index.php?topic=138511.0), 28 June 2016.

After installing the new DWG to Lumion Bridge 2017 plug-in, Lumion 6.5 will crash the second time you import or re-import a DWG file.

The hotfix below resolves this problem.

Here's how to install the hotfix:

1) Download and unzip the attached zip file.

2) In Lumion 6.5/3rd, rename DwgReader.dll to:
DwgReader.BAK

3) Move the unzipped DwgReader.dll to:
Lumion 6.5/3rd

4) Restart Lumion 6.5.