Author Topic: Scene Viewer?  (Read 2329 times)

Michael Betke

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Scene Viewer?
« on: May 09, 2012, 08:17:56 pm »
May 09, 2012, 08:17:56 pm
Where is the scene viewer located? I can save the whole scene to .ls2 format which is great for sharing in the team but how do I run it as a stand-alone like its written in the feature-list?

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Export to scene viewer for real-time 3D presentations

Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 08:57:12 pm »
May 09, 2012, 08:57:12 pm
Where is the scene viewer located? I can save the whole scene to .ls2 format which is great for sharing in the team but how do I run it as a stand-alone like its written in the feature-list?
The files can be loaded and viewed in Lumion FREE 2.2, which will be released shortly.

Michael Betke

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 09:07:47 pm »
May 09, 2012, 09:07:47 pm
So a client has to install a program at first??

Basically there is no different towards the "Team Enhancements" which you advertise if both "features" need a Lumion install.

If you advertise as "Export to scene viewer" lots of people will exspect a viewer like a DWG Viewer or other common Viewers. A slick stand-alone with only theater mode enable to load the scene.

I dont want my client to install Lumion and maybe do the work themselfs. Its like I give all source files for a 3D render to the client and tell him "Hey guy, here you go. Just press the render button its all set up for you. You dont need to pay me me anymore because you can do all yourself now if you need a movie or additional content."

Plus installing a full 2.5GB is not what every client likes. Some large companies also need permission first to install stuff.

I think this is really misleading on the front page. At least for me....
Its a good step to share scenes the easier way which is really usefull for me. So I will keep taking my notebook to client and show him there like I did all the time. :)

Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 09:22:52 pm »
May 09, 2012, 09:22:52 pm
Well in Lumion free you can't load those files. You need Lumion Pro for that. You can double click and view them.

Michael Betke

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 09:24:51 pm »
May 09, 2012, 09:24:51 pm
lol now you say the opposite as Arthur here two postings ago.   ???


Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 09:28:06 pm »
May 09, 2012, 09:28:06 pm
You have pro. Just try it with another computer.

stucki

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012, 10:43:47 pm »
May 09, 2012, 10:43:47 pm
lumion free can view the files only
lumion pro can open the files for editing

Aaron

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 10:54:45 pm »
May 09, 2012, 10:54:45 pm
Michael' point is still valid though, even if Lumion Free doesn't give access to sourcefiles.
What about clients with Lumion Pro themselves? Can it at least be implemented the .ls2 files can be password protected for their sourcecontent?


Ming Architect

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 10:56:27 pm »
May 09, 2012, 10:56:27 pm
Password required for editing like PDF is welcome in future for sure.
I think I need to wait for more infos, there should be scene viewer to come.
For now, I think the free version is too heavy for client.
Lighter, portable viewer version is nice.

Vas

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 11:00:41 pm »
May 09, 2012, 11:00:41 pm
I think the main issue is the graphic card required to run the model. Most of my clients have standard computers and can't run it.

stucki

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 11:14:05 pm »
May 09, 2012, 11:14:05 pm
password protection sounds good to me !
a single lighter viewer, too

Ming Architect

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 11:39:50 pm »
May 09, 2012, 11:39:50 pm
I think the main issue is the graphic card required to run the model. Most of my clients have standard computers and can't run it.

Yes, but Layer might help. I think we will need to figure out how to work with viewer and it's performance.

edited: Or in the future, option to baked texture for finish work?

Vas

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Re: Scene Viewer?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 12:07:07 am »
May 10, 2012, 12:07:07 am
Yes it should definitely help.. When I first saw the description I tought is going to be self exe then...
I was a bit disapointed.. The file management is a good thing anyway, I am still thinking to upgrade or not..