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Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« on: December 22, 2011, 05:28:50 pm »
December 22, 2011, 05:28:50 pm
Build 2 of Lumion 2 is available for download in the customer area.

http://lumion3d.com/credits/Userboard/Dashboard.aspx

- New examples
- Adjustable cloud sharpness
- Car colors are more realistic
- Many bugfixes

Best regards,
Arthur Roodenburg

byzantium1200

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Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 05:34:03 pm »
December 22, 2011, 05:34:03 pm
How do we install? Deactivate + Uninstall B1 + Install?

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 05:43:26 pm »
December 22, 2011, 05:43:26 pm
How do we install? Deactivate + Uninstall B1 + Install?

Just install. No deactivation needed. Just make sure you do not install in the same dir as build 1. Fortunately you can just click next->next->next->finish and it will install into another folder. If you are low on disk space you will need to uninstall build 1.

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 05:57:45 pm »
December 22, 2011, 05:57:45 pm
Here's a preview of the new clouds in build 2. We got some remarks that the clouds were less sharp in Lumion 2. Build 2 includes a slider so you can choose the sharpness yourself!


bakbek

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Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011, 10:41:55 pm »
December 22, 2011, 10:41:55 pm
Thanks...

About the install file... any chance it can be broken up to 64bit / 32bit each alone?

Derekw

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Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 05:14:40 am »
December 23, 2011, 05:14:40 am
I'm not a programmer, but do you think in the future it might be possible to release updates as a 'patch' file rather than having to download and install the whole program each time there are some changes? I'm not sure about everyone else but it takes me about 4.5 hours to download the .zip file.

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 05:22:00 am »
December 23, 2011, 05:22:00 am
See link here.

Aliki_N

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Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 05:55:11 am »
December 23, 2011, 05:55:11 am
I'm not a programmer, but do you think in the future it might be possible to release updates as a 'patch' file rather than having to download and install the whole program each time there are some changes? I'm not sure about everyone else but it takes me about 4.5 hours to download the .zip file.

I totally agree with you Derekw, infact I have posted many times on this topic to try and ask lumion team to consider upgrades as patches, however, I have not received any response on this one. We mostly use a capped internet system in our country as
the uncapped one is extremely expensive to subscribe to. Re-downloading 2gb every month for six months costs us the equivalent of the price of a full lumion2 ultimate.
File patching would greatly minimize our running costs.

I also agree with Bakbek, that if the files were given separately as 32bit and 64bit, that would greatly reduce file size.

Regards,


Alickn.

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 07:36:37 am »
December 23, 2011, 07:36:37 am
I totally agree with you Derekw, infact I have posted many times on this topic to try and ask lumion team to consider upgrades as patches, however.
We discussed it here too, but it requires a quite complex installation and version management as well as extra support. I cannot tell when if or when we will change the installation procedure yet, but it is definitely something we consider.

I also agree with Bakbek, that if the files were given separately as 32bit and 64bit, that would greatly reduce file size.
The core runtime engine is just a few megabytes. The Lumion engine, which is almost everything, can run in both 32 and 64 bit mode and is only once in the installer.

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 09:30:29 am »
December 23, 2011, 09:30:29 am
We might however create split install files. For examples the materials and the trees can be a separate install package. It at least reduces the pain of the download in some countries.

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 11:12:32 am »
December 23, 2011, 11:12:32 am
A patch is quite easy actually. The catch though is that you have to have an unmodified V2.0 installation. My guess is that this is the case for most people. There's software available which analyzes the difference between two folders and saves the differences in a special patch installer.

Gga_Mars

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Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 12:42:26 pm »
December 23, 2011, 12:42:26 pm
it took me less than half an hour to download it  })  :-P

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 08:17:58 am »
December 24, 2011, 08:17:58 am
It is cold softness in the cloud slider menu.

cpercer

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Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2011, 08:49:11 am »
December 24, 2011, 08:49:11 am
Any way to apply the color picker to fog color instead of a slider?  How hard is it to add a sky color option?

Re: Lumion 2 Build 2 Released
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2011, 12:47:16 pm »
December 24, 2011, 12:47:16 pm
It is cold softness in the cloud slider menu.

Yeah we labeled it softness instead of sharpness because when you increase the slider the clouds get softer and not sharper.