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Support for unlicensed users => Post here if you can't find your License Key => Topic started by: lcollier2459 on September 28, 2012, 10:05:52 pm

Title: Additional Content
Post by: lcollier2459 on September 28, 2012, 10:05:52 pm
As anyone requested any type of Rail Content... Tracks, High speed Engines and cars and Industrial Engines and Cars.  I have a great scene that I need to build for a proposal and Missing Rail from the content will make it more Difficult, I will have to use items from Revit and 3ds max.

Is there a content wish list out there?
Title: Re: Additional Content
Post by: cpercer on September 28, 2012, 10:53:55 pm
As anyone requested any type of Rail Content... Tracks, High speed Engines and cars and Industrial Engines and Cars.  I have a great scene that I need to build for a proposal and Missing Rail from the content will make it more Difficult, I will have to use items from Revit and 3ds max.

Is there a content wish list out there?

There is a content/feature wish list for licensed users.  Have you looked at 3D Warehouse for any train related models?  Everything there is free.
Title: Re: Additional Content
Post by: peterm on September 29, 2012, 01:17:38 am
You should also consider other 3d resource sites such as TurboSquid, especially considering your are doing a proposal, you will want to locate quality assets, some are free but most require payment.

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Title: Re: Additional Content
Post by: Morten on September 30, 2012, 04:34:46 pm
As anyone requested any type of Rail Content... Tracks, High speed Engines and cars and Industrial Engines and Cars.  I have a great scene that I need to build for a proposal and Missing Rail from the content will make it more Difficult, I will have to use items from Revit and 3ds max.

The problem with trains is that unlike cars, there is no such thing as a generic train design that works well for all regions in the world. As an example, a Deutsche Bahn ICE (Intercity) train looks very different from a Shinkansen train in Japan or one of the many types of Amtrak trains in America. Even the railway track widths vary from region to region.

To make it a useful asset in Lumion, we would essentially have to make an intercity train model and a regional train model (as a minimum) for every major country in the world and as you can imagine, that's a significant amount of work for our 3D artist :)

In addition, there's no railway track building functionality in Lumion, nor is there a way to animate models along geometry curves in Lumion, so even if you had train models in Lumion, it would only be practical to animate them along straight lines.

Based on my chats with Ferry about this, we currently haven't got any plans to add trains to the Model Library in Lumion.

In general we prefer to include universal models in Lumion, i.e. models that would work in as many regions and for as many customers as possible.

That being said, if enough existing and potential customers suddenly needed train models for their projects, we would probably at the very least investigate the options and potential workload.
Title: Re: Additional Content
Post by: Zdenek Fajfrlik on September 30, 2012, 06:53:42 pm
hi morten, maybe we could get a button 'reply in wishlist' to be able to react directly, where we should, copying is boring....

for the trains: if you really improve the advanced animation effect, make slave- connections possible with time offset per item and start /stop with timestamp within the video( i posted ideas earlier), it would be no problem to animate any imported object, group of objects, row (train) of objects by using a combi-animation fot them. then you have no problem with the internationality and we can move anything imported im lukion, as we like.
of course , a follow-spline-animation path shoud also be implemented (3d bezier , spline etc).
regards stan
Title: Re: Additional Content
Post by: Morten on October 01, 2012, 11:10:28 am
Thanks for your suggestions/reminders, stan.