Author Topic: Model has vanished?  (Read 2003 times)

billet323

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Model has vanished?
« on: December 09, 2011, 02:46:48 pm »
December 09, 2011, 02:46:48 pm
Any ideas why this has happened?  All of the Lumion objects are there.... But my imported model is gone???  I need to get this project done in a few days and I was about 99% there....

billet323

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 03:16:44 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:16:44 pm
Okay... I re imported the model and I am trying my best to line it up... Now I am noticing that there is a red modeled question mark sitting in my model?  What in the world is going on here??

Brian Hengelsberg

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 03:16:54 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:16:54 pm
You have a red question mark, or is it just gone?

Edit:  The red question mark means that it can not find your model in your Library.  Did you delete it by accident?  IF so, it will be in your recycle bin, just restore it and it should come back.  Make sure to restore all 4 files.

billet323

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 03:18:23 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:18:23 pm
I edited my post as you posted.  I re-imported my model and then the red question mark popped up?

Brian Hengelsberg

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 03:21:23 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:21:23 pm
Try to place the model again from your library.  It sill still have all of your material edits...if you can not locate it in your library to replace it, you deleted it by accident.  The good thing is when you delete in Lumion from the library, it goes into your windows recycle bin.  Close Lumion. go into the bin and restore, and then restart Lumion.

Architectural Innovation

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 03:21:31 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:21:31 pm
in my experience, the question mark usually means you have deleted the source file or renamed it.

did you try the reload/browse for file function?

Edit Materials -> (ALT) + Reload Model button: If the name or location of an exported object file (DAE, FBX etc) has changed, this option lets you select the location/name of the file manually.

billet323

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 03:23:40 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:23:40 pm
in my experience, the question mark usually means you have deleted the source file or renamed it.

did you try the reload/browse for file function?

Edit Materials -> (ALT) + Reload Model button: If the name or location of an exported object file (DAE, FBX etc) has changed, this option lets you select the location/name of the file manually.
I will try these suggestions.  I have no idea what i did wrong??  Thank you all very much for your help!

Brian Hengelsberg

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 03:24:41 pm »
December 09, 2011, 03:24:41 pm
An active forum benefits all...pay if forward when others have questions....hope it works!

tug

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 08:43:24 pm »
December 09, 2011, 08:43:24 pm
Hi Billet

I guess what had happened is you have deleted the Lumion model or change the location where you'd inported previously.

What to do? export again the model into the same folder as you did initianlly and then reload from Lumion's material subfolder.

billet323

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Re: Model has vanished?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 05:08:35 pm »
December 12, 2011, 05:08:35 pm
Thank you, everyone, for your help!