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Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: seiftalaat on January 11, 2011, 12:32:19 pm
Is the updates allowed for demo users ?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Ferry on January 11, 2011, 01:40:40 pm
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: seiftalaat on January 11, 2011, 01:53:51 pm
thanks alot ferry Smile
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Maxim on January 16, 2011, 03:44:43 am
Hello, I'd like to test the update, but link lumion3d.com/download/LumionDemoUpdate1RC.exe no more working Frown
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: See3D.be on January 16, 2011, 10:45:45 am
Maxim said:

Hello, I'd like to test the update, but link lumion3d.com/download/LumionDemoUpdate1RC.exe no more working Frown




A new release will come soon!
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 16, 2011, 11:19:19 am
Good morning to all, is there an new update release for the demo (LumionDemoUpdate1RC…)? Thanks.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Ferry on January 17, 2011, 09:11:01 am
We will create a new one today. RC2
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 18, 2011, 10:47:41 am
Ciao Ferry, in the new release have you made any changes on the parameters of the shadows? in the image that I attach some objects seem to float in the air. the shadows are too dark on light materials. I tried to adjust the shadow color. Thanks.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: archiboy on January 19, 2011, 04:38:46 am
Hi Ferry,

 

Could we have the link for the new demo update?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Remko on January 19, 2011, 10:08:13 am
When there's a RC2 demo we will post it. It has some nice new things like the ability to scale objects ,rotating car wheels and presets for visual looks.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 21, 2011, 10:45:53 am
Ciao Ferry, have you no support for texture with alpha channel in the RC2 version? There are architectural details that would be expensive to produce geometrically, such as wire mesh fencing.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on January 21, 2011, 11:28:15 am
Yes, just export your model with a 32-bit TGA/DDS texture Wink

Please note however, that Lumion uses a strict alpha *threshold* so it will make pure white pixels visible and pure black pixels invisible whereas greyscale gradients are rounded up or down to pure black/pure white.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Aaron on January 21, 2011, 12:07:52 pm
I don't know how much effort it is to make alphachannel support available in the standard shader for the next update?

 I can live with the non-2 sided for now but the fact that I can't edit normalmapstrength (not supported on imported materials) and reflections on imported transparency maps is a real showstopper for me Frown

Really hope this can be included ASAP!
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on January 21, 2011, 12:29:08 pm
Sorry to hear that, Aaron. I've added the requests that weren't already on the list.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Ferry on January 21, 2011, 01:21:56 pm
Not sure if this produces new problems but here is standard with alpha.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Aaron on January 21, 2011, 01:30:05 pm
Awesome.

Boatdrinks, Women and lots of extravagent mansions shall come to all of those involved Cool Thanks!
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 23, 2011, 09:30:05 pm
Hello everyone,

1) Morten are you talking about the RC1 or RC2? Confused "Lumion uses a strict alpha *threshold* so it will make pure white pixels visible and pure black pixels invisible whereas greyscale gradients are rounded up or down to pure black/pure white".

if you're talking about rc1 show us how to do it.

 

2) When we import the model, lumion join the geometry with the same material. I would like to give a Tip. Lumion must give the possibility to split and merge the geometry. it allows us to do tricks with the same material distributed on different geometries with different parameters. Wink
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Aaron on January 24, 2011, 12:44:24 am
Hi Santana,

 

1) What Morten means is there is no greyscale support on the alphachannel.

 All is either fully transparant (RGB 0/0/0 alpha full black) or fully opaque (RGB 255/255/255 alpha full white).

In RC1 and RC2 you have to configure your alpha material prior to import into Lumion.

In RC3 it will become possible to use the standard Lumion material for this as well.

 

2) What tricks exactly? Don't you think its better to make sure you configure your model properly prior to importing in Lumion?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 24, 2011, 09:48:20 am
hello Aaron,

                  Aaron unfortunately, sketchup did not use the alpha mask, but I have found a way. the sameway that sketchup uses. pierce the texture. view images.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: freez on January 24, 2011, 11:17:56 am
Remko said:

When there's a RC2 demo we will post it. It has some nice new things like the ability to scale objects ,rotating car wheels and presets for visual looks.




Waiting in eager anticipation, any day soon?  Now that licensed users have access to the update would be great to see for us demo users that are not quite at licensing stage. Laugh
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Remko on January 24, 2011, 05:13:21 pm
Please note that the release candidates are tests versions with experimental features in them.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Aaron on January 24, 2011, 07:51:33 pm
santana said:

hello Aaron,

sketchup did not use the alpha mask, but I have found a way. the sameway that sketchup uses. pierce the texture. 

 


Crazy workaround Laugh 
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 24, 2011, 10:34:07 pm
ciao Aaron, ciao Remko, ciao Freez, ciao everyone,

 Aaron that is a trick. as you can see the textures can't give any feature: as metal; so you would lose the transparency of the material. but it could go the same.

Remko you are absolutely right. the beta is released to be tested.

Freez we are all waiting to see the new release miracles.

Aaron can't know before as lumion processes the model. example: sum lumion a cube with all sides of a single material. on one side the material seems to be too dark. What to do? I separate the faces and do the same material different parameters for different faces. otherwise I have to reopen the modeler program, change and reload everything. 

 

Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Aaron on January 24, 2011, 10:43:10 pm
Seems a bit impractical to me santana, but if this would work better for you, perhaps you should make a request here Wink
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on January 25, 2011, 10:19:05 am
santana said:



Aaron can't know before as lumion processes the model. example: sum lumion a cube with all sides of a single material. on one side the material seems to be too dark. What to do? I separate the faces and do the same material different parameters for different faces. otherwise I have to reopen the modeler program, change and reload everything.




 

Not quite sure which cube you're talking about on that screenshot but my initial guess is that it could be caused by:

1) Lighting/shadow parameters? Does it help if you change some of the Weather parameters, such as Sky brightness and Shadow brightness?

2) One material which is converted to several materials when exporting from SketchUp?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on January 30, 2011, 01:27:31 pm
Hello Morten,

                 Sorry for the delay I answer to you. the cube was an example. It is not the screenshot. in lumion geometries of the same material are all linked.

1) I spoke about  lighting/shadow parameters and also material parameters, this is the result.

2) No I am not talking about do different materials from a single material. When you select a material, the geometries are all linked. create a command with the possibility to split the geometries connected to the same material.

Back again on shadows, I noticed that the shadows of the trees seem perfect. have trees its own algorithm to generate shadows?

Shadows are expected from the edges of objects, so geometries do not seem to float in the air or seconded.

Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: See3D.be on January 30, 2011, 08:53:43 pm
If you request a new demo, you get link to latest
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on January 31, 2011, 11:42:53 am
Hello again, Santana.

1) I'm afraid I still don't understand what it is you want me to pay attention to on your first screenshot? I see green walls, black walls and white walls. Can you describe what it is that you think is undesirable on the screenshot? If you're referring to how dark the green and black walls are, it's actually possible to adjust the emmissiveness of materials in the latest version of Lumion but I'm guessing you're using the demo version (The updates for the demo version are always lacking behind the updates for the paid version of Lumion).

2) A method for splitting up a model with 1 material so you can apply different materials to it is already on the wish list.

3) The shadow offset is a known issue and you tend to notice it more when looking at shadows from angular shapes. This is why shadows from round tree trunks don't look like they're offset as much as shadows from columns for example. Ferry and Remko are aware of the problem though.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: yihao on January 31, 2011, 12:54:36 pm
I requested a new demo but I do not think it is the latest version (RC3 for Demo Users...ability to scale object...ecc ecc). How can I get the latest update for demo users?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on January 31, 2011, 02:37:17 pm
As far as I have been informed, the next demo version will be Update 1 (Final). See3D is a reseller who has access to an in-house demo version which is slightly newer than the version you're using, Yihao, but you're better off waiting for Update 1 Final as it contains numerous bug fixes and feature improvements.

We hope (but can't guarantee) that Lumion Update 1 (Final) will be ready for release later this week.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on February 02, 2011, 09:57:05 am
CIao anche a te di nuovo Morten,

                                                   Morten as you see I'm not English but I'm Italian and I don't speak English. I use google translator tools. google will not translate well the thoughts, so there are errors of comprehension.  Anyway I inform you that something  I know  of render realtime.

have a video with 115 thousand views is not trivial. thanks.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on February 02, 2011, 11:21:40 am
No worries, Santana, most of us here don't use English as our first language, so I understand how difficult it is. We're all here to learn Smile

I would love to help you solve the problem you're referring to in #1 (the screenshot with the white, green and black walls) but I am not totally sure what the problem is. Do all the walls need to be white? Or are the green and black walls too dark in your opinion?

If it's difficult to explain, try writing your reply in Italian and some of our Italian users might be able to help explain the problem to me?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Santana on February 10, 2011, 09:59:09 am
Ciao Morten,

                  excuse me for the delay with which I answer you. I wait for the new version demo so I can make a will all the changes brought to the program. it is useless to already discuss on old things. Later I can post my personal impressions that can be approved or less. Thanks for your attention. Laugh
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on February 10, 2011, 11:23:56 am
You're right, it will be easier to say once you have the upcoming new version of the Demo edition.

The latest version includes some fixes to the DAE importer when importing SketchUp models, so there's a chance it might help solve the problem you're referring to.
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Noire on February 20, 2011, 03:43:40 am
where can i see what version of demo i have? i had registred and download demo-version, but it seems to be a simpl demo without any RC...or there's no Update for demousers?
Title: Update for Demo Users !
Post by: Morten on February 20, 2011, 12:01:19 pm
There's only one official Demo version: the one that was released on 31-11-10. The Demo version of Lumion will be updated as soon as Update 1 Final is ready.