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Title: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: st_george on December 06, 2011, 12:48:52 pm
I want to make a sort of lake, with a dam.
Now I made a dam, and imported it as a .3ds object. The problem is the control over shape of the water rectangle in Lumion. It can not take any irregular shape form, just rectangle. Therefor I can not make an appropriate form for my lake. What should I do?

Thank you for the replies.
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: byzantium1200 on December 06, 2011, 01:17:46 pm
It can not take any irregular shape form, just rectangle. Therefor I can not make an appropriate form for my lake. What should I do?

Thank you for the replies.
Make your water surface somewhere else and use the water material.
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: billet323 on December 06, 2011, 01:29:38 pm
Make your water surface somewhere else and use the water material.
or model the terrain in another program and import it.  Then use the water below the surface of the imported terrain.
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: st_george on December 06, 2011, 04:10:55 pm
Thank you for the reply, both of you.

Billet323, I did not quite understand you.
Can you be more precise?
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: mischa on December 06, 2011, 04:28:30 pm
you can model the water in 3ds max or which 3d software you desire and add the water material to it in Lumion.
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: billet323 on December 06, 2011, 04:35:10 pm
you can model the water in 3ds max or which 3d software you desire and add the water material to it in Lumion.
yep, thats what I was trying to say.  Thank you Mischa
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: st_george on December 17, 2011, 10:59:42 pm
I still do not understand that "use the water below the surface of the imported terrain" part. Below the imported terrain?

The surface of the water, that I will create in 3ds max or some other program, needs to be thicker, a tens and tens of meters? Or just in a shape of a simple slab, a 20 centimeters for example?
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: Morten on December 18, 2011, 01:34:46 am
It just needs to be a 2D plane following the contours of the lakeside.
Title: Re: Making a lake with a dam
Post by: Gaieus on December 18, 2011, 02:26:53 am
Simply model the water surface in your modelling application (and do not add as a water plane in Lumion) and import it with your dam. There is a water material you can paint it with. It gives even better colour control than the Lumion water plane.