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Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« on: November 11, 2010, 08:11:15 pm »
November 11, 2010, 08:11:15 pm
We also got many requests for stand-alone publishing right out of Lumion. Essentially this means Lumion creates a compressed package and the client can run this package on his computer to interactively view the scene you created.

We currently do not have plans to add this feature to Lumion.

Goal043

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 05:27:55 pm »
February 01, 2012, 05:27:55 pm
I remember this was supposed to be in 2.0 already. At least that was stated in the very beginning of 1.0.
One of the reasons we bought the software at the time.

Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 09:46:38 pm »
February 03, 2012, 09:46:38 pm
I remember this was supposed to be in 2.0 already. At least that was stated in the very beginning of 1.0.
One of the reasons we bought the software at the time.
I remember we did do some research in this area so from this you might have gotten the impression it was in the pipeline. In the end we found several reasons not to do it. The only official specs mentioned about 2.0 can be found on the website and in the form of a movie. As a workaround you can copy project files and send them. With a Lumion install without a valid license you will be able to view it.

One issue is that Lumion includes a lot of content so packaging a scene would take up a LOT of space. Maybe we could make it easier to package and send a project to others. Imagine you could save a .lumion file which users with lumion installed can double click to fly around.

Our apologies if you got the wrong impression. I noticed that when we openly discuss thoughts on  new features it might be difficult to distinguish if it's just a brainstorm or an upcoming feature. We'll do our best to make our comments reflect more clearly if a feature is a 'nice to have' or an actual upcoming feature.

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 11:09:22 pm »
February 03, 2012, 11:09:22 pm
Anyway, not for disturbing, I understand you wanting to settled the EXE theme.
But if you have been able to apply this advantage in Quest3D, why it's something that now discard.
If we all agree, on the value added in Lumion Software would mean development such as Good Reflection, Radiosity, Landscape package, Video Texture or EXE Stand Alone file. Why seems to have been ruled out? Although initially filed for its development problems, not to say that you should marginalize the idea, right?  :-\

I was asked in a mail (Act3d [email protected]) last week and got no answer:
whats your plans, what can be expected from now on to the end of 2012?
EXE or better Landscape functions?
Bye. Good work.
 :)

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 08:17:22 am »
February 04, 2012, 08:17:22 am
And EDIT: "I remember we did do some research in this"

This feature for me would be of great and incalculable importance, here in Spain are counted on the fingers of one hand, professionals who can offer this possibility of presentation and conection with his customers, not to mention the few I know in the world. So I have the feeling, and with all due respect, that from Lumion Devepers do not understand this value that significance for me and I imagine, for a important number of Luion users.
Maybe you and I hope to be wrong. If so ask the deserved apology. Not the first time I'm out of mouth, and I admit those mistakes.

stucki

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 09:30:21 am »
February 04, 2012, 09:30:21 am
you all know i would like this feature a lot, too. several of our customers would like to have this possibility, too and would invest in the needed hardware !

i am sure you didnt only mention the possibility of an executable.
if a remember right yout told us testing exe was very good and it would be there on some point in the not so distant future ...

was one of the main arguments for us to buy lumion.
but we discussed this already some time ago ...

 

Nico RVArq.com

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 11:08:12 am »
February 04, 2012, 11:08:12 am
i am sure you didnt only mention the possibility of an executable.
if a remember right yout told us testing exe was very good and it would be there on some point in the not so distant future ...


Stucki, I am just interested as you in this implementation, and have read with interest all the discussion about whether said or not said about EXE.
In half hour I reread everything about EXE Stand Alone with the help of Search Post (and Google traductor  :D :D) , and I link to the 4 most relevant topics about it.
With this, firstly demystify this whole mess, and second is a request if we can make things clear for the future about what we can expect from Lumion.
It is clear right now, that Lumion works Perfectly for Architecture Animation of large outdoor and indoor scenes, Not even Quest3D, or Twinmotion, or Lumenrt, or CryEngine, or Unity, or UDK, to name some of the most popular, approach even close, the ease way of use and power of this software that you have created. Now, having said that:
Where you will continue the advances, and what we can expect in future? Thanks for answer.

(from ferry Nov 2010) http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=18.0
(from Remko Dic 2010) http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=183.0
(from Ferry Mar 2011) http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=848.0
(from Remko Nov 2011) http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=2415.0

stucki

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 03:46:13 pm »
February 04, 2012, 03:46:13 pm
"I did some tests with stand alone exe yesterday. I guess we will skip it for 1.0 just to make sure we draw a line and release the product. But right after that in the next big update you can expect exe publishing the same as Quest3D does."

thats what i remembered ... and told my customers ...... thanks for digging

Gaieus

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 05:38:24 pm »
February 04, 2012, 05:38:24 pm
I also remember these discussions and i also hoped - but obviously there has not been any decisive promise for a standalone version.

In fact, I even hope that one day a version that can be published on the internet will come to light - but I know that it is far from (close) reality.

stucki

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 12:26:21 pm »
February 06, 2012, 12:26:21 pm
"I did some tests with stand alone exe yesterday. I guess we will skip it for 1.0 just to make sure we draw a line and release the product. But right after that in the next big update you can expect exe publishing the same as Quest3D does."

isnt that a promise ?

Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 02:09:22 pm »
February 06, 2012, 02:09:22 pm
"I did some tests with stand alone exe yesterday. I guess we will skip it for 1.0 just to make sure we draw a line and release the product. But right after that in the next big update you can expect exe publishing the same as Quest3D does."

isnt that a promise ?

I understand you could interpet this as such. However, you have to remember the forum is not an official channel. Any official confirmations are released as press releases or articles on the website. The forum is an open discussion platform to discuss Lumion. The only other option is to  prevent anyone from Act-3D to post any comments on developent and I think many people appreciate the oppertunity to hear about new development and rumors.

At that time there were clear plans to release exe publishing and we even had some prototypes but in the end we cancelled its development because we were not satisfied with the results and because it would harm Lumion as a movie creation tool. This does not mean we have completely abandoned it so maybe we might pick it up again but our view now is to focus Lumion for movies only.

Quoc Pham

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Re: Can I make a stand-alone package I can send to my client?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 07:41:21 am »
February 13, 2012, 07:41:21 am
Never promise a tool from another company that does not exist let alone beta tested, Especially Software.

Even if it had come out there are a million things that may not enable it to work, from the clients computer specs, to simple bugs that may cause crashes or major performance hits all of which would contribute to failing what you believe the bench mark is.

If you look at all the vapourWare by Apple, Windows, Autodesk and others over the years one thing is certain. Make sure you can actually see, touch and play with your own computer. Not a product demo, or a video or anything else, they always look pretty and never crash.