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mamg522

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question lumion file sharing
« on: December 11, 2011, 10:34:56 pm »
December 11, 2011, 10:34:56 pm
I have thought of buying a license lumion ultimate, but I have the following concerns

as a step lumion file from one computer to another computer?

Gaieus

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 02:06:08 am »
December 12, 2011, 02:06:08 am
You can share files except:

  • you cannot open files made in the free version in the pay version
  • and when something was made with a plugin that the other computer does not have, it won't be available there (like certain trees or the ocean)

If there are two ultimate versions on both computers (or the same plugins), there should not be any issue.

arq_jm

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 04:08:46 am »
December 12, 2011, 04:08:46 am
You can share files except:

  • you cannot open files made in the free version in the pay version
  • and when something was made with a plugin that the other computer does not have, it won't be available there (like certain trees or the ocean)

If there are two ultimate versions on both computers (or the same plugins), there should not be any issue.

very good your explanation

but as is the process to take it to another computer?

Gaieus

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 04:30:06 am »
December 12, 2011, 04:30:06 am
You simply need to copy the project and object files from the respective folders. Everything should work after that.

arq_jm

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 04:46:13 am »
December 12, 2011, 04:46:13 am
You simply need to copy the project and object files from the respective folders. Everything should work after that.

what are those folders
which route is located

mischa

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 09:54:44 am »
December 12, 2011, 09:54:44 am
what are those folders
which route is located
There is a Lumion directory in the documents directory of windows. Normally something like c:\users\USER\Lumion
In this directory you will find two more directories containing the files you have to copy.

andreirusu

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 03:15:22 pm »
July 15, 2013, 03:15:22 pm
You simply need to copy the project and object files from the respective folders. Everything should work after that.
Is there a way of redirecting Lumion to save the file on the server so multiple computers on the same network can access the file (not simultaneously) eliminating the need to copy and paste the file from a computer to another?

Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 03:29:24 pm »
July 15, 2013, 03:29:24 pm
Is there a way of redirecting Lumion to save the file on the server so multiple computers on the same network can access the file (not simultaneously) eliminating the need to copy and paste the file from a computer to another?


i think, you could remap the window system folder, but that should be done by experts....
stan

Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 12:24:48 am »
July 16, 2013, 12:24:48 am
Please see the FAQ topic: WHERE ARE MY LUMION SCENES AND IMPORTED MODELS SAVED? in LUMION 3: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts and link to Microsoft on re-direction of folders.

PaulMergenhagen

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 09:06:29 pm »
August 30, 2013, 09:06:29 pm
Hello,

i am new to Lumion and i am enjoying it very much.  i have had some success early with this program and i am hoping to learn more about it so i can take full advantage of its capabilities.  i am having some trouble understanding how i can share files between computers.  i work primarily on my laptop and want to transfer the file to my desktop to run the animation rendering.  i am not able to do this currently.  i have tried to copy the folders across but i am not sure if i am doing this correctly.  also, i save all of my project files for Sketchup in dropbox so each is available on both computers.  is there a way to save the Lumion projects in dropbox so it is recognizable to each computer.  i am using the pay version of Lumion but not the pro version so i know i cant export a model that i could open on the desktop, but is there a way to address the dropbox issue?  any help i can get here would be greatly appreciated.

Paul

Jared G.

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 09:18:22 pm »
August 30, 2013, 09:18:22 pm
In "My Documents" there is a "Lumion 3" folder. Copy/paste that folder to the "My Documents" folder on your other computer.

If you want to use Dropbox, you need to setup your "My Documents" folder to actually be the Dropbox folder instead. To do so for Windows 7 or Vista, just right-click on your "My Documents" folder, select Properties, and then on the Location tab you can specify the new file path(your Dropbox folder), and click the Move button.

The next time you use Lumion, it should create a new Lumion folder on your dropbox and start saving everything to there.

PaulMergenhagen

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 10:12:17 pm »
August 30, 2013, 10:12:17 pm
Thank you very much for the reply.  This sounds good.  One further question...will the desktop computer find this folder or will it still look in the old spot for the Lumion folder?  Do i need to do this on each machine??

Jared G.

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 10:26:21 pm »
August 30, 2013, 10:26:21 pm
Yeah you have to do this to every machine you want to have Lumion work from the Dropbox folder. Just be aware that youre Lumion folder might grow in size pretty quickly.

I've been using Lumion for about half a year now, and my library is now 6 gigs. So make sure you get every bit of free space you can get from Dropbox, or think about upgrading to a paid account.

PaulMergenhagen

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 10:37:49 pm »
August 30, 2013, 10:37:49 pm
Thanks again!  i will do this as soon as i get out of this model.  i have the paid dropbox account so i should be ok for now.  perhaps you can help me with one more question...i am working on changing the materials and i have customized one building...and the other buildings were the same material in sketchup but they all did not change when i changed one of them in Lumion.  how can i cut and paste this customized material that i have made to other objects in the scene?  the video on this isnt very clear.  i have tried to save the material set but then i cant get it back into the scene...can you tell me what i am doing wrong??  this is very frustrating!

Jared G.

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Re: question lumion file sharing
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 10:54:12 pm »
August 30, 2013, 10:54:12 pm
When you brought the model into Lumion, you probably applied a couple textures, maybe tweaked some of the textures from Sketchup with the Standard material. Then by saving the material set, it groups all the textures for that model into a single package. To apply that same material set to another model, first make sure they have the exact same color coding/textures applied in Sketchup as the original model you applied Lumion textures to. If all the color coding matches up, then you import the new models in, select the material editor, select the model, then hit the load material set button. Note both of this buttons are found in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, not to be confused with the buttons for saving/loading "Standard" materials. Hope that helps.

It is possible that Sketchup makes duplicates of textures. For instance green_001 and green_002 might be the exact same color in Sketchup, but because the naming convention, Lumion will read them as different textures. So make sure your other buildings don't have duplicate textures, but rather the exact same textures as your first model.