December 06, 2011, 03:29:49 pm
If you use the Collada format from SU, it may not work properly (especially if you add new materials/shapes) as the SU-DAE exporter renames the materials
That problem has been solved by the Google Team. In the new version, this problem has been fixed. I tested it. All the assigned materials stay the same. YEAH!
Now you can edit your sketchup model as often as you like and all the assigned materials in Lumion stay the same.
Another important update for SketchUp 8
Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:30 AM
In the world of software, the designation “M2” refers to “Maintenance Release #2”. Maintenance releases are mini-versions that come out between major updates. They aren’t really about flashy new features; they’re more like tune-ups for your car; squeaks and rattles get fixes, tires are rotated, fluids are changed. You get the picture.
It’s been a few months since we released M1.........Better COLLADA
All versions of SketchUp 8 can read and write COLLADA, a 3D file format that works with lots of other 3D software. It’s managed by the Khronos Group, an industry consortium that decides which features COLLADA should support. As of M2, SketchUp’s import/export support for COLLADA is now compliant with over 90% of the official Khronos compatibility test suite, only leaving out support for animations and shaders—neither of which can be authored in SketchUp anyway.
We think you’ll like SketchUp 8 M2’s ability to seamlessly import and export clean and compliant COLLADA geometry. One particular thing to note: SketchUp now preserves texture names in exported files. This makes it easier to work with COLLADA files in 3rd party rendering tools.http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2011/12/another-important-update-for-sketchup-8.html