Author Topic: light through walls  (Read 3375 times)

newman

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light through walls
« on: February 11, 2012, 10:16:34 am »
February 11, 2012, 10:16:34 am
Dear Lumion developers,
Main advantage of Lumion1 was  "you can get what you see". But now with artificial light we can see interior full of light penetrated through walls in building regime. To look at real light picture we must leave building and make photo rendering shot. Under the circumstances it is almost impossible to tune good proper light milieu. If you cannot support a realistic building view, may be can you input a key to switch on real picture without that troubles (as you did it with trees by F9)? Thank you.

Re: light through walls
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 11:13:26 am »
February 11, 2012, 11:13:26 am
Press F8 in Build Mode.  Refer to Tips and Tricks.

newman

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Re: light through walls
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 01:06:21 pm »
February 11, 2012, 01:06:21 pm
Press F8 in Build Mode.  Refer to Tips and Tricks.

Excellent! Thank you! This is realisation of my fantasy! :-D
Sorry, Lumion's team. I was inattentive.

Re: light through walls
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 03:05:16 pm »
February 11, 2012, 03:05:16 pm
Excellent! Thank you! This is realisation of my fantasy! :-D
Sorry, Lumion's team. I was inattentive.

The problem is that calculating shadows is really slow so that's why they are off by default in the editor. You can speed them up since v2.1 by using shadow cache. This calculates the shadow once and it will save a lot of time during rendering. The only drawback of shadowcache is that it does not update when you move an object through the light. It does update automatically when you move the light so animating lights still work perfectly.

Re: light through walls
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 05:28:32 pm »
February 13, 2012, 05:28:32 pm
This is where the new Shadow cache options in 2.1 are located:

stucki

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Re: light through walls
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 05:50:15 pm »
February 13, 2012, 05:50:15 pm
why no function with 2048 x 2048 without refreshing everytime ?

Re: light through walls
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 06:25:29 pm »
February 13, 2012, 06:25:29 pm
Feel free to request this in the Wish List section.