Author Topic: Missed opportunity with Lumion  (Read 1580 times)

blendman

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Missed opportunity with Lumion
« on: November 20, 2011, 05:49:21 am »
November 20, 2011, 05:49:21 am
Recently I was pleasantly surprised to See GeoHow's work developing an underwater scene using Lumion.  I entered the competition hoping that developing a similar use of the under the water visuaization features, it would be, in part, a winner for my competition entry, (obviously underestimating the extend of the competition factors for winning!).  GeoHow's scenes wonderfully depicted on plant/corals/fish, where as I put my focus on diving as a recreation to the Resort, and this being a ship wreck.  

[  http://www.youtube.com/embed/hJ7IxQjxnLI  ]

Had I more time I would have added corals/plants etc too.

However, in saying this I do believe that underwater visualizations are a missed opportunity with Lumion - both for the makers, and the users.  

For the makers, I give them credit for providing an assort of fish to add to a scene.  Sadly they tend toward fresh water species, and not enough to create a realistic scene.  In saying this, I'm not niave to know that Lumion is aiming for predominately Architectural/ Urban/Natural "dry" type landscapes, but there is much opportunity to encourage those interested in the underwater modelling, including divers, oceanographers, and other marine specialists, to be interested in using Lumion as a visualization tool.

At some point I'd like to experiment with this, but the Lumion team, please add some coral, sharks, star fish and other assortment of marine life to your plugin list!, by doing this, I'm sure uswers will make use of them, esp. salt water species varieties beyond fresh water rivers!  

Some example of marine environments I have photographed, can be viewed here:

http://www.wix.com/blendman3d/designer

Respectfully, & Regards,

blendman


blendman

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Re: Missed opportunity with Lumion
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 05:59:52 am »
November 20, 2011, 05:59:52 am
Recently I was pleasantly surprised to See GeoHow's work developing an underwater scene using Lumion.  (If you haven't see his "Earth",  you are missing something special!).

I entered the competition hoping that developing a similar use of the under the water visuaization features, it would be, in part, a winner for my competition entry, (obviously underestimating the extend of the competition factors for winning!).  GeoHow's scenes wonderfully depicted on plant/corals/fish, where as I put my focus on diving as a recreation to the Resort, and this being a ship wreck.  

[  http://www.youtube.com/embed/hJ7IxQjxnLI  ]

Had I more time I would have added corals/plants etc too.

However, in saying this I do believe that underwater visualizations are a missed opportunity with Lumion - both for the makers, and the users.  

For the makers, I give them credit for providing an assort of fish to add to a scene.  Sadly they tend toward fresh water species, and not enough to create a realistic scene.  In saying this, I'm not niave to know that Lumion is aiming for predominately Architectural/ Urban/Natural "dry" type landscapes, but there is much opportunity to encourage those interested in the underwater modelling, including divers, oceanographers, and other marine specialists, to be interested in using Lumion as a visualization tool.

At some point I'd like to experiment with this, but the Lumion team, please add some coral, sharks, star fish and other assortment of marine life to your plugin list!, by doing this, I'm sure users will make use of them, esp. salt water species varieties beyond fresh water rivers!   :)

Respectfully, Regards,

blendman



Re: Missed opportunity with Lumion
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 05:00:00 pm »
November 20, 2011, 05:00:00 pm
I'm a fanatic diver too. In and around the Netherlands, below -10/15m the waters are mostly dark. There are tens of thousands of shipwrecks lying in that darkness. So a major part of the dives are dark too. Recently I dove in the mines in Belgium. Not many fish or coral...eeh none.

So with artificial lighting and night scenes in Lumion 2 there are enough possibilities to at least visualize wreck / cavediving in (northern) Europe. With a bit of tricking / custom models it may be possible to visualize the plants in the Oosterschelde and Grevelingen I think.  

But I am affraid that is not what you meant ;).

blendman

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Re: Missed opportunity with Lumion
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 08:32:33 am »
November 21, 2011, 08:32:33 am

Hey Arthur, what a nice surprise!  Wow! Belguim would have it's fair share of quality ship wrecks esp. WWI and II, I imagine.  I've never dived in cold water and told it a cold water diver is much better mentally prepared then those like me who yearly dip into tropical waters, (in extreme summer the waters here in the Arabic Gulf) are actually too hot! and a t-shirt does the job unless doing a deep dive in cold thermals.

I take your point about new lighting in Lumion 2.  It is an exciting prospect, whether coral (natural) or ship wrecks (man-made!).  Looking forward to trying this one day, esp.  experimenting with colour.

Best regards,

Mike "blendman"

Jacobs Architekten

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Re: Missed opportunity with Lumion
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 02:54:14 pm »
November 21, 2011, 02:54:14 pm
... about diving (off topic)... the best place to dive is Bonaire (my home)
 ;)

blendman

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Re: Missed opportunity with Lumion
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 05:03:28 am »
November 22, 2011, 05:03:28 am
... about diving (off topic)... the best place to dive is Bonaire (my home)
 ;)



Yes,  I believe this is a great place to dive!  We should start Lumion diving previsualization group!  :-)