January 21, 2012, 11:37:46 pm
I can create some quite nice illustrations in a very short time (compared to vray), by using Sketchup and Lumion. Next I have to try Revit / Lumion.
- there's a new Revit exporter to create a Collada file for Lumion and is working well for those so far using/testing work with Revit. This is only available at moment for V2 licensed users as a separate installer.
- v2 also includes support now for DWG & DFX
- alerntatively, the workflow would be Revit to FBX, then either to Lumion or intermediate to say Max (or SkUp) for finalising then Collada/FBX to Lumion
Before I go any further and investing in the Ultimate edition, I have some questions:
- you can invest in the Basic version and add in as needed one or more of the plug-ins and progress up to Ultimate depending on budgets and needs, but Ultimate of course gives everything plus access to some additionals and in my view is where one should target purchasing as it gives maximum bang for buck and you're up and going with everything straight away.
Is it possible for coworkers to use one license on several workstation (obvious not at the same time)?
- possible; yes, practical; perhaps, fair? depends on what usage is being made, you can Activate/De-activate a license, but that's really intended to help someone work at office then at home without need for extra license; there's details in the Lumion web site about that activation process if you need a little more insight plus search of forum.
It seems to me, that not being able to select the folder for saving files (newer seen that in a program before), complicates teamwork. Is the any plans for making saving more flexible ? or is there a specific reason for this limitation?
- let Morten or Lumion dev team respond to that
Is it possible to se a complete list of objects that is included in the Ultimate package? 1500 euro is quite a lot of money and I would like to see, for instance, all the trees. I live in denmark, and therefore palmtrees are not that usefull
- see Remkos post and the link to the Picasa images
, plus other users have compiled some picks as well but Remko's pics are probably most comprehensive
Is there any autumn trees in the package?
- there are maybe half-dozen or so, you will see in the screen caps
- they are continually adding more objects, and users are ever expanding their wish list
- you can also import your own, they just won't be optmised for Lumion for real-time display or have LOD (but fine for render) or wind motion but would still be suitable for any of your scenes, one tree of course can be anything to 100k poly so should be reduced first for realtime so if you wanted 10 in a scene it would soon start impacting
Is it possible for one to extend the object database by myself?
- yes, you generally do that through your own Import Library rather than to the Lumion Librarys