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Lumion looms large!

“A new & easy tool for architects and their clients, discover how fast you can create high quality movies.”
Certainly a bold statement, but given the pedigree, Act-3D™ B.V. have delivered a product designed from the ground up for creating breathtaking 3D visualizations. With Quest3D already under their belt Act-3D™ B.V. has released Lumion after months of anticipation.

Lumion®




Lumion imports contents from Google Sketchup, Autodesk and many other software packages.
- Imports DAE, FBX, MAX, 3DS, OBJ, DXF
- Imports TGA, DDS, PSD, JPG, BMP, HDR and PNG images
- Importing lightmaps is possible
It also contains a content library with buildings, cars, people, animals, street furniture, roads, pavement, stones, hedges, etc. to help you populate your scenes. The recommended system requirements are as follows -
- Requires Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
- Requires NVidia GeForce 8800 or similar ATI/AMD
- NVidia 260GTX / ATI 5850 or faster recommended
You’ll find tutorials here showing camera use, object placement and importing options.
At €749 ex VAT it is very competitively priced compared with similar applications, you can give the demo a try here.
Short URL: http://news.sketchucation.com/?p=5873

Here is some videos tutorials from Lumion website:

Tutorial 1: Moving the camera

Lumion Tutorial 1 from Lumion on Vimeo.


Tutorial 2: Placing objects

Lumion tutorial 2 from Lumion on Vimeo.


Tutorial 3: Importing

Lumion Tutorial 3 from Lumion on Vimeo.


Tutorial 4: Materials

Please note that the version used for this tutorial is the upcoming service pack
so there are some slight changes compared to the currently available version.
Some sliders have been relabeled and the new version allows you to
use imported texture coordinates.

Lumion Tutorial 4 from Lumion on Vimeo.

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