By Ciro Cardoso
Create expert architectural visualizations in seconds utilizing real-time technology
Learn the in-built Lumion results to augment your venture to a professional level
Covers in-depth sensible and actual examples besides transparent directions to create real-time visualizations
Who This e-book Is For
This e-book is designed for all degrees of Lumion clients; from newbie to complex, you'll find important insights strategies to enhance and enhance your talents so one can totally regulate and grasp Lumion.
Table of Contents
1: preparing FOR LUMION 3D
2: making a undertaking IN LUMION
3: uploading 3D MODELS
4: utilizing AND growing MATERIALS
5: growing YOUR 3D WORLD
6: lights IN LUMION
7: developing lifelike VISUALIZATIONS
8: NON-PHOTOREALISTIC VISUALIZATIONS WITH LUMION
9: ANIMATION TECHNIQUES
10: growing WALK-THROUGH VISUALIZATIONS
What you are going to Learn
Import exterior 3D versions and position Lumion's local models
Make top maps and special terrains
Design complicated animations utilizing layers and curved paths
Control Lumion's results so as to add a unique touch
Create and keep watch over plausible materials
Produce plausible renders with actual digicam effects
Organize your undertaking with layers and manage the 3D models
Solve universal difficulties and advance a construction workflow
Lumion makes use of real-time 3D expertise to supply rapid visualizations and create photographs in a fragment of a moment with no the lengthy hours of rendering. With an exceptional choice of fine quality crops, timber, vehicles, structures, humans, and fabrics, any advanced and difficult activity may be dealt with simply by means of Lumion.
This is a pragmatic consultant that includes time-saving strategies besides proven construction tips for potency and swiftness in generating specialist architectural visualizations in Lumion. The preliminary chapters supply a pretty good starting place by way of protecting the suggestions for commonplace difficulties whilst modeling for Lumion and the way to create reasonable and trained terrains. additionally, you will study the simplest strategies to create plausible fabrics and populate the 3D global with Lumion's types. designated chapters are reserved not just to enhance the lights and reflections in Lumion, but in addition to take the easiest from Lumion's results. ultimately, you'll create robust animations to liven up any walk-through visualizations and export them as a film or nonetheless images.
Ciro Cardoso is a self-taught 3D artist and coaching writer really good in architectural visualization. He started out portray and drawing routinely after which bought into 3D photographs in 2000.
In 2005, he was once working his personal small multimedia enterprise engaged on initiatives as various as photograph designing, CAD providers, and architectural visualization tasks. extra lately, he began utilizing Lumion and video game engines for multimillion greenback tasks within the uk, Portugal, the Netherlands, Angola, and Cape Verde. he's fairly conversant with software program mostly, with vast services in Maya, 3ds Max, AutoCAD, SketchUp, V-Ray, Corona, Photoshop, Lumion, Unreal four, and Bentley MicroStation. he's additionally the writer of having begun with Lumion and Lumion 3D Cookbook, either by means of Packt Publishing.
He now lives in London, operating as an architectural visualizer, and does voluntary paintings educating 3D. He might be reached via his web site, http://www.cirocardoso.net.
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Extra resources for Mastering Lumion 3D
That is why materials are so important, because if they are not present in the 3D model, Lumion will only recognize one material. It is normal that for the first few times, you will have to go back and forth to add materials to the geometry that was left with the default material. That is why, it is a good habit to group the geometry that will share the same material. However, how can we export the 3D model to start working with Lumion? Exporting the 3D model Now, we are ready to export the 3D model in a format that Lumion can import.
The first time we save the scene, Lumion creates a version 0 and every time the scene is saved after that, Lumion increments the version number. Great, we may say, because if something goes wrong, we can open an older version and start from there. Unfortunately, this is not the way Lumion works, so don't let this version number deceive you to think that somewhere we have the previous version saved because in reality, when we save the scene a second time, we are in truth overwriting the scene. [ 32 ] Chapter 2 It is always good to play safe than sorry.
After naming the file and placing the 3D model in the scene, we cannot see anything the 3D model, and although we will repeat all the steps, we will still face the same situation: we simply cannot see the 3D model. Why? I cannot see my 3D model One reason this happens is because we modeled the building far away from the origin axis. To understand this, check out the next screenshot: As you can see, the building is distant from the origin axis and might be one of the reasons why we cannot see the 3D model inside Lumion.