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Project Backup
« on: March 25, 2012, 08:01:13 am »
March 25, 2012, 08:01:13 am
I need to make a backup of a project, preserving imported objects and assigned materials.
Then I have to change materials to the same imported objects to compare different solutions.

How can I get this?

Re: Project Backup
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 09:03:01 am »
March 26, 2012, 09:03:01 am
Morten, where are you? :D

Re: Project Backup
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 12:15:25 pm »
March 26, 2012, 12:15:25 pm
What you want to achieve is possible, but does require manual work.

First of all, here's where the scenes and imported objects are stored:

Documents/Lumion 2/Scenes:
All scenes saved in Lumion 2 Basic/Ultimate (2 files per scene)

Documents/Lumion 2/Library:
Models imported in Lumion 2 Basic/Ultimate (up to 4 files per model)

1 ) If your original scene is called Scene_A, save a copy called Scene_B.
2 ) Close Lumion.
3 ) Copy and rename the imported model that you want to make a variation of in Documents/Lumion 2/Library (There are up to 4 files for each model). If the original is called Model_A, I'll call the variation Model_B in this example.
4 ) Start Lumion and load Scene_B.
5 ) In the Import section, place Model_B in your scene, so you can see both Model_A and B at the same time.
6 ) Select both models using CTRL + rectangular selection.
7 ) Context menu -> Click on Model_A -> Transformation -> Same rotation
8 ) Edit properties -> Click on Model_A -> Make a note of the position values
9 ) Delete Model_A
10) Edit properties -> Click on Model_B -> Type in the position values
11) Edit the materials of Model_B.
12) Save Scene_B again.

Re: Project Backup
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 03:47:27 pm »
March 26, 2012, 03:47:27 pm
Great! I know you've got the answer! :D Thank you!

So, are infos about materials stored in model file?
I thinked they were stored in scene file!

Re: Project Backup
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 04:01:15 pm »
March 26, 2012, 04:01:15 pm
Materials are stored in the .mtt files.
Textures are stored in the .txx files.

Re: Project Backup
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 04:16:59 pm »
March 26, 2012, 04:16:59 pm
Thank you very much!