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Title: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Kurgan on March 03, 2012, 12:35:24 pm
I see some great metal chrome materials on your models, as on plumbing-faucets, Can I add this material to my models, which of all is this?... Thanks...
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Morten on March 03, 2012, 03:28:57 pm
Hi Kurgan, this is not available in the Material Library. However, you can easily turn a Standard material into a chrome material.

Just unzip the attached cylinder model to Documents/Lumion 2/Library and study the material settings that I've used.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Kurgan on March 03, 2012, 04:25:14 pm
Wow, you are realy quickly, thanks so much...
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: jlnsvfx on March 06, 2012, 08:33:08 pm
Ok - I loaded these in the Library.  Does it appear in the materials menu.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Morten on March 07, 2012, 11:15:37 am
Hi jlnsvfx, materials are tied to individual surfaces, so you can't assign a custom material to multiple surfaces - it's a known limitation in Lumion.

In other words, you'll have to learn how to make the chrome material yourself. Here's how:

1) Move the chrome model to the Library folder
2) Restart Lumion
3) Add the chrome model to your scene
4) Edit the material
5) Experiment with the material settings, so that you know how to replicate it.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: newman on March 08, 2012, 01:03:53 pm
Hi Morton
I added your model in the scene and result was awful - too dark surface (exept end) without reflexes and so on and i could not change it, but may be it was a consequence of bad surrounding.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Morten on March 08, 2012, 01:13:35 pm
Well, that depends on where you want to use the chrome material.

The attached model above looks ok in the nighttime bathroom demo scene as you can see on the screenshot.

If you want a fully reflective (and brighter) chrome surface for use in exterior scenes, just lower the Reflection Falloff slider to your liking.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: newman on March 08, 2012, 01:37:33 pm
Thanks a lot
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Jota Coxa on April 18, 2012, 03:26:42 pm
Hi Kurgan, this is not available in the Material Library. However, you can easily turn a Standard material into a chrome material.

Just unzip the attached cylinder model to Documents/Lumion 2/Library and study the material settings that I've used.
Hi Morten, I cannot open the file in my Lumion (free version).
I put it in the "library" of "My Documents", that's right?
But when I start Lumion, I try to load the file, but nothing appears.
Maybe I can't open because I'm using Lumion free version, am I right?
Thanks
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Morten on April 19, 2012, 11:37:26 am
Hi Jota Coxa, that depends on which version of Lumion Free you're using:

LUMION FREE 1
C:\Users\Username\Documents\LumionFree\Library

LUMION FREE 2
C:\Users\Username\Documents\LumionFree 2\Library

Remember to restart Lumion after adding the Chrome model to the Library folder.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Jota Coxa on April 19, 2012, 03:54:39 pm
Hi Jota Coxa, that depends on which version of Lumion Free you're using:

LUMION FREE 1
C:\Users\Username\Documents\LumionFree\Library

LUMION FREE 2
C:\Users\Username\Documents\LumionFree 2\Library

Remember to restart Lumion after adding the Chrome model to the Library folder.
Thanks for the help. :-)
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: pokepoke on August 21, 2013, 05:30:56 pm
Can you update this sample for Lumion 3? I'd like to see how this is done. Thanks.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: CSMcKillip on August 22, 2013, 03:53:20 am
I downloaded the material and it seems to work good with V3.2
I will give three results.

First is the material Morten made
Second is a method using the glass material
Third is using the Standard material with reflectivity up Gloss up and some other adjustments.

You just got to play with the sliders.

Chris
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: pokepoke on August 23, 2013, 03:05:39 pm
How did you get it into Lumion 3? I put it into my library folder, but it wasn't there to open up in Lumion?

Really, I would just like to know what settings to use to create a chrome material.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: CSMcKillip on August 23, 2013, 04:15:57 pm
Its a model that has the material attached. If you go to import model tab it will be there, its a round tube.

I will take a screen shot of the settings for you.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Jared G. on August 23, 2013, 05:12:18 pm
I'd note that it will appear at the very beginning of your import library, not the end...
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: peterm on August 24, 2013, 01:46:49 am
Better still, here's an LMF so all you need to do is open and apply to any surface.

This one is from the base material  and sample Morten made, but changed to make it highly chrome, ie the Reflectivity and Glossiness are max.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: pokepoke on August 26, 2013, 03:03:44 pm
Thank you!
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Jared G. on August 28, 2013, 06:50:35 pm
I just got around to testing the .lmf file you shared with us. Looks great! The backdrop I used for reflections was just the materials test. I also tried Remko's suggestion of rendering the panning clip at 60 frames per second.

moto test 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkncNVKRhq8#)
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: peterm on August 28, 2013, 10:42:10 pm
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Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: g1-francisco on September 10, 2013, 12:08:57 am
Hi Peterm, sorry but I do not know what to do with the Lmf. ??? ???
How can I load your material ??? ???
Many thanks
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Jared G. on September 10, 2013, 12:21:45 am
apply the 'standard material' to something. then down in the options where the slider bars are, there is a little tab to click on that lets you save/load materials. click on the button that says to load a material, then select Peter's material and load it up.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: peterm on September 10, 2013, 01:46:29 am
Thanks Jared.

You can also tweak some of the values to change the appearance of the Chrome or coloring etc.  Then save those out to a new LMF file so you have a selection of different materials on file for later easy re-use.

Note this material relies a lot on the high Reflection and Reflectivity values, so if reduced too much it will no longer resemble Chrome.
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: IdeaImmagine on September 10, 2013, 07:35:24 am
Very interesting suggestions!
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: g1-francisco on September 10, 2013, 09:20:05 am
I got it!
Thank u so much guys!!
Title: Re: Metal Chrome...
Post by: Robert A. Christman on July 29, 2014, 08:55:49 pm
cant believe i had not seen this before. thanks!