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Title: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: IdeaImmagine on April 10, 2013, 09:24:01 am
Sometimes you have to see a building beyond other objects.
For example, trees or people billboards/silhouttes.

Is there a way to move these objects to a semi-transparent layer so that you can see the building on the background?
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: peterm on April 10, 2013, 10:57:32 am
Hi IdeaImmagine

Sorry, but no.  Lumion does not support layers that make all objects on the layer semi-transparent. 

Transparency of objects is only possible by setting its materials, so it could be possible to go through all objects and make them Glass for transparency for a special scene.  There is also another technique (by GeoHow) rather than using Glass for semi-transparent objects using Standard Materials.
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: IdeaImmagine on April 10, 2013, 11:08:57 am
Thank you for your quick and kind reply.
Is it possible to set up transparent material to library object, too?
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: peterm on April 10, 2013, 11:42:28 am
Do you mean to an object in the Lumion Library such as cars etc, or your imported objects library?
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: IdeaImmagine on April 10, 2013, 12:29:45 pm
You are right, I'm referring to objects from Lumion Library.
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: Morten on April 10, 2013, 03:01:20 pm
No, that's not possible.
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: IdeaImmagine on April 10, 2013, 06:36:11 pm
Maybe it is a suggestion for future releases... isn't it?
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: peterm on April 11, 2013, 12:03:53 am
Hi IdeaImmagine, yes, thanks for your suggestion.

The key concept is to allow entourage to be added as quickly as possible so that the next steps in the process to getting to the end result of renders can happen.

Having said that, there is the option for some objects in the Lumion Library, to adjust material properties such as color for vehicles.

Where more unique or specific to project objects are required with own unique materials, then those would be brought in as the imported objects.
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: IdeaImmagine on April 11, 2013, 08:45:08 am
Thank you for your explanations!
I was suggesting a new option, maybe it could be interesting for future releases.
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: ArchDem on February 03, 2015, 03:45:43 pm
This was addressed almost two years ago, now that 5.0 is out do you plan on implementing transparency to objects? Trees, people, etc.
Title: Re: Semi-transparent layer
Post by: Morten on February 03, 2015, 03:57:26 pm
Hi Matt350, sorry but at Act-3D the developers don't comment on whether certain features will be added to future versions of Lumion.

The reason is that they don't want to promise too much and then underdeliver (if certain features turn out to be impossible to implement).