December 02, 2010, 08:27:21 am
Well if you mean first person walkthrough with physics on the models and exe publishing you are probably better of with Quest3D 5.
You can go to theatre mode in Lumion and play with a camera with the interface removed. Or you can make a movie put it on play and go to theatre mode for a realtime version of your movie.
We actually started out with interactivity like elevator buttons and sliding doors. We also had physics on all models...
But with Quest3D we have as biggest problem we are not targeting anyone specifically. What can quest3d do people ask: answer on a PC eerything you can think of.
With Lumion we didn't want to make that mistake. We called it the architect edition quickly for us not to loose focus. So we tested our features with real world paying projects to make sure what we build is what that audience needs. This meant a lot of stuff that we did build was removed (more disabled you can still see the CustomCam.cgr being in the install) to focus on a more pure product. Also really long ago Lumion was already 'ready' in the eyes of people who just develope and release. But at that point we took all functionality and polished untill our time was up. So re-enabling the features is not really possible since it doesn't have the same quality as the rest of Lumion.
We still know that a BIG request is interactivity and exe publoshing. But we think we should develop a Lumion brother package instead of making our message unclear again.
So Lumion is for people who want a movie/screenshot of a daylight scene with quick to place content and really quick to render movies in the best quality realtime can provide (for now).
We hope this will fit into the workflow of many people who are in the business of selling their work and need a visualisation of it. To change the need for a fast ambient occlusion render for presentation needs to Lumion which offers a lot more in less time.
Of course it is our gamble for now that there are many people who actually need this
So for now if you can use Lumion like it is for any of your work we still hope the price is still worth getting a copy for yourself! And if you want a different direction of Lumion wait for a brother package or if you are a developer use Quest3D 5.
Still getting a copy helps us get things done more quickly