Author Topic: Distribute cars  (Read 2014 times)

jorgensen

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Distribute cars
« on: May 11, 2012, 02:25:14 pm »
May 11, 2012, 02:25:14 pm
Quick question:
How do you in a fast way distribute cars, parked per 2,5m ?

I know how to dos this very easy in sketchup, but is it possible in Lumion?

Thanks

Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 02:35:14 pm »
May 11, 2012, 02:35:14 pm
Sure:

Context Menu -> Transformation -> Same Rotation
Context Menu -> Transformation -> Space


http://lumion3d.com/forum/new-features-wish-list/interface/msg26191/#msg26191

Michael Betke

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Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 03:36:22 pm »
May 11, 2012, 03:36:22 pm
lol and I place and rotate around 150 cars by hand....

Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 04:22:25 pm »
May 11, 2012, 04:22:25 pm
Hehe and I can't even say RTFM :+

(Ok, to be fair, the Space command is described in the Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts thread but we can't expect everyone to read this thread over and over as it's being updated on a regular basis)

jorgensen

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Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 05:09:46 pm »
May 11, 2012, 05:09:46 pm
Hi Morten

Thanks for the tips.

I have a suggestion that might help users (as my self).

Create a nice, well and logical layoutet PDF flyer divided in:

- camera controls
- object controls
- file controls (e.g. how to update references)
- etc....

The flyer should have a 'standard' layout (A4?) that people can print and look at, or use as a onscreen help.

And make it VERY visible on the mainsite, or placed in a 'download' forum and name it 'MANUAL' :-)

Just an idea :-)

Thanks

Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 05:53:59 pm »
May 11, 2012, 05:53:59 pm
The biggest problem with a manual is that it is always outdated. Since we move development so fast and change stuff a round a lot everything written down fails. Also it takes about the same time to develop the features as to develop the manual in man hours.

And then we don't even have multi language yet.

jorgensen

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Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 08:37:45 pm »
May 11, 2012, 08:37:45 pm
Hi Ferry

Turn it the other way around. We buy a high quality product but don't get a manual.

You can update (indesign would be a good choice) an PDF document as fast as you can update the 'tips and tricks', and we can download it as it's updated. You could start with an English version, better than none. And you could answer a lot of questions (mine included :-) ) as RTFM :-)

Just my two cents...



RAD

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Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 08:41:59 pm »
May 11, 2012, 08:41:59 pm
RTFM- Ha.  I'm sure Morten has thought that with me more than once.  
I don't blame him.  I should have RTFM more.  Sorry.   :)

The Commandments of Technology

1. Thou shalt read the f^&*(##% manual.
2. Thou shalt treat technology with care and love.
3. Thou may covet thy neighbor's technology, but thou shalt not steal it.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=RTFM

rauger

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Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 08:52:42 pm »
May 11, 2012, 08:52:42 pm
RTFM- Ha.  I'm sure Morten has thought that with me more than once.  
I don't blame him.  I should have RTFM more.  Sorry.   :)

The Commandments of Technology

1. Thou shalt read the f^&*(##% manual.
2. Thou shalt treat technology with care and love.
3. Thou may covet thy neighbor's technology, but thou shalt not steal it.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=RTFM

Half the brilliance with this gem is no need for endless manuals, people/users can drop in/out when needed, and still anmass more skills.

I love flightsims, got em all, manuals included, but it´s excluding for many because of an avalanche of details, that modern demands can´t give space or time for.

Even Fighterjets have to be more userfriendly these day´s :)

Lars

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Re: Distribute cars
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 09:23:20 pm »
May 11, 2012, 09:23:20 pm
+1 for a manual, or at least as jorgensen suggests a brief A4 pdf with the main functions explained.
I've got the feeling I'm missing a lot of potential.
It's great to have new features if you only know that they are there!
Example: In photo mode I now have some thumbnails on the bottom other then the ones generated with ctrl-1 etc. ? What are those and how can I use them to my advantage?