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S_K_I

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Importing from rhino with layers.
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:03:26 pm »
December 06, 2010, 11:03:26 pm
Hello,

 

First off, wonderful program, simply incredible how easy it is to use.

 

Anyways, I've been messing around with the demo for a while now and I'm running into issues regarding exporting rhino files into Lumion. What I've been doing up to this point is exporting it as a 3ds file and opening it up from sketchup and then exporting to a collada file. By then I've already lost all my layers from rhino into sketchup and lumion treats my building as one giant layer. I've tried a dwg file and making sure the curves are solids, and meshes so that I can see the surfaces, but still the same thing. So is there something along the exporting process I'm not doing right? Or is just impossible at the moment?

Ultimately what I would like to do is be able to transfer all my layers over properly so that I can put on the materials individually on each wall, but also having the file transfer over with minimal to no loss in image quality. Bueno, thanks for any input given...
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Importing from rhino with layers.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 01:23:54 am »
December 07, 2010, 01:23:54 am
3ds is not really a good format. Did you try to export collada directy to Lumion? I know it's possible to export Collada from rhino so that probably provides best results. You can post in the import topic and our importer programmer always looks in this topic to find errors or improvements for importing models. There are several guides for importing models. Maybe he can add a Rhino to Lumion guide.
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S_K_I

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Importing from rhino with layers.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 04:00:36 am »
December 07, 2010, 04:00:36 am
Remko said:

 I know it's possible to export Collada from rhino so that probably provides best results.





Are you sure about that? Because I've tried looking under the export option ands .dae isn't available in rhino, and googling didn't come up with any plugins to download for it either. And none of the guides were able to resolve the layering transfer issue either.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 10:09:38 am »
December 07, 2010, 10:09:38 am
Try to export from Rhino directly to FBX format, and than import it to Lumion. Should work.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 10:54:31 am »
December 07, 2010, 10:54:31 am
I'm no expert on Rhino but I read that there's a way to export Collada but maybe they used another format to get to Sketchup first. Fbx should also work. Maybe an export to Sketchup preserves your layers:

http://download.rhino3d.com/Rh.....ortPlugin/
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S_K_I

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 05:56:17 pm »
December 07, 2010, 05:56:17 pm
Awesome, using FBX worked just fine, however after installing the sketchup plugin for rhino, using that method made no difference in the layers because it still remained the same, so for future reference I would recommend everyone exporting rhino>Fbx for now since there were no issues there. Thanks a lot guys.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010, 08:39:50 pm »
December 07, 2010, 08:39:50 pm
OK follow up:

 

Since I succesfully did it right the first time with the fbx export, every time I export a more revised model of my building the exports are now continuing being transferred all messed up. The layering is transferring over fine, but the scale of my building is shrunk down immensely and it's rotate 90 degrees on it's axis, so I have no idea what happened to be causing this huge change up. I'll keep messing around to see what's going on, and give feedback on this more.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 08:48:19 pm »
December 07, 2010, 08:48:19 pm
This actually is a bug on our side. I fixed the FBX importer and it will be in the next small update. I wondered if you would encounter this problem since we had it all the time.
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