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Title: Photorealistic insert
Post by: ice100 on August 07, 2014, 07:15:08 pm
Hello to everyone. I've just a question for you.
Is it possible to use an existing background or photo and import the 3d model, so to have a final project in a correct photorealistic insert?
Thanks
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: cadmunkey on August 07, 2014, 07:44:42 pm
In the past I have generally done that in the modelling software before bringing it in to Lumion.
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: ice100 on August 07, 2014, 08:06:23 pm
So it's not possible to set a background in Lumion.
And how did you do?
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: RAD on August 07, 2014, 08:25:33 pm
Use a sky dome.  :)
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Wendelld on August 07, 2014, 08:52:21 pm
 What I'm doing is to use the Overlay effect of the background and then match the camera to the background image and merge the rendering and background in Photoshop.
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: ice100 on August 07, 2014, 08:58:25 pm
How does a sky dome works?
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Wendelld on August 07, 2014, 09:06:37 pm
Here's the a Street Enhancement Project that I did using Overlay Effects to match the Camera and montage the renderings in the background in Photoshop.
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: RAD on August 07, 2014, 09:49:56 pm
Sky Dome is a Half Sphere that one maps an image onto that can be seen as a background.
Maybe it is not the best for this particular issue.

Perhaps, one could just map the image one wants in the background of their "shot" onto a flat mesh object and bring that into Lumion and go from there.   :)
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: peterm on August 08, 2014, 01:52:54 am
You can also use a cut cylinder and map background images to it.  The key is that you clear the sky from the image so it is transparent, and the Lumion sky and clouds can be seen.  Good for background mountains etc, and where you have the camera moving around more.
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: adelkazemi on August 08, 2014, 05:05:14 pm
Hi,
Can enyone exactly say how to do that???
I can't understand?
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Morten on August 08, 2014, 05:21:47 pm
Hi adelkazemi, which part don't you understand?
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: adelkazemi on August 08, 2014, 05:35:08 pm
Hi Morten.
How Wendelld(the user)do that?
would you show me the way to do something like that???
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: ice100 on August 08, 2014, 07:48:41 pm
I'm sorry to everyone but I do not understand what you mean about Sky dome. How does it work?
I'm OK with Photoshop but it'd be easier setting in Lumion...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: RAD on August 08, 2014, 07:55:53 pm
Google helped me find this.
Love Google.
Cheers!   :D
http://youtu.be/RzebSGOGl5Q
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: ice100 on August 08, 2014, 08:10:22 pm
yes... but it's in 3DSmax...
I might understand that there's a way in Lumion to have the same result!
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: RAD on August 08, 2014, 08:33:00 pm
Of course - That video is the concept.
 :)
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Wendelld on August 08, 2014, 08:38:37 pm
Hi Morten.
How Wendelld(the user)do that?
would you show me the way to do something like that???

I'll show the screen shot of the actual project on Sunday, my PC is crashing on Lumion here at home (faulty video card)
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Wendelld on August 10, 2014, 06:40:09 am
Here's the steps:

1. Use Overlay Effects
2.Make the Image transparent then press the BUILD WITH EFFECTS & match the view to the image.
3.Make the image overlay invisible and render the view.
4. Render Sky Alpha
5. Compose the final image in photoshop.
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: harperdesignarc on August 10, 2014, 02:22:43 pm
Hi,

Had Lumion a few months now. The deeper I get into it the more I want to do.

I have been after the 360 of projects surroundings. Apparently a "Skydome" is the way to go. Box I am limited on software. and only have Revit 2014 and lumion pro.  Any solutions to with this software combo?
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Morten on August 10, 2014, 07:07:53 pm
Hi harperdesignarc, step 1 is to add your Lumion license key via Profile -> Account Settings.

Once you've done that you will gain access to the Commercial Users' forum.

Step 2 is to click here (http://forum.lumion3d.com/special-offers-and-promotions/custom-backgrounds-in-lumion/), and download one of the sample skydomes. If you require a different background, just follow the instructions in order to change the texture.
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: Bilguudei on August 15, 2014, 05:09:37 am
Hi. how do you clear the sky from the image?
Title: Re: Photorealistic insert
Post by: peterm on August 15, 2014, 05:41:22 am
Use an image editor, Photoshop or others, that select and remove that part of the image you do not want.