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AmigaNewTek
08-07-2011, 12:43 PM
I know it's not Lightwave, but the tech is quite nice:

http://lumion3d.be/

Can Lumion import Lightwave stuff?

cresshead
08-07-2011, 12:55 PM
as soon as it supports geo cache or mdd i'll buy into it...i want animated characters in the scenes!

i've been following it's progress for a few months and it looks really good...currently i'd have to comp in characters in all shots...as soon as i can have some characters animated in a shot even at low res then i'd push this into a production for a sci fi show...it looks good enough and renders realtime to hD


http://vimeo.com/16534222

cresshead
08-07-2011, 01:17 PM
making a movie
http://vimeo.com/18531558

looks a little simplistic but this is an old video so the process maybe abit more user defined now.

COBRASoft
08-07-2011, 01:18 PM
And this is from Belgium? Never heard of it :). Looks great though.

nightrider
11-01-2011, 06:48 AM
I can only say that the price for this are not good :(
and its not wordh this bequse My computer are good for all the spec for this but when I use this my computer crash every time.
And when I email this people about this they dont care and dont answer enny email so now Im searching for other software that can do this

MUCUS
11-01-2011, 07:51 AM
I think it worth it for movies...or if you need to add tons of vegetation, low poly peoples and cars for quick visualization. And it's realtime display, but when it comes to rendering, it's not realtime at all (specially with high rez), so you better have a strong GPU.

I try it once but was a bit disappointed by the soft, too young I guess...I still prefer the traditional rendering method over this "outstanding/ready to use applications".

But well, I'll have a try later cause I guess that for arch viz movie it should be fast...(and btw I think the price is really correct)

rustythe1
11-01-2011, 08:15 AM
both unity3d and sim lab composer are similar, simlab has the option to create interactive 3d pdfs, works well. (as the user you can change things like the camera angle while an animation is running)

erikals
11-01-2011, 10:14 AM
it's a trap! :]

the thing is, it looks nice, but you can get really fast renders for exteriors in LW as well.

if you look at the interior renders of Luminon, unfortunately they are quite bad.

use LW or Octane instead... (or Unity)

erikals
11-01-2011, 10:18 AM
also check the new fake GI in Unity Beta... :]

http://vimeo.com/20385528

(+ http://vimeo.com/13361651)

 

Ryste3d
01-11-2012, 10:25 AM
Tried the free version and I love it. Simply had to buy it right away. This is a very easy real-time render for ArchViz and it works great. The render time is so amazing compared to the "god" quality you get.

MUCUS
01-11-2012, 10:42 AM
Not sure...For me, it's fast to display while working, but when rendering a very large picture with good quality, rendering times are becoming very long
(I mean, nothing incredible compare to LW)

But I agree that once mastered, achieve a work with lot of people/vegetation should be done "very quickly" :)

Ryste3d
01-11-2012, 02:28 PM
I would properly never use it for still images. The main goal her is to render good looking animation fast. And maybe our clients acutely can afford to pay for this :-)

MUCUS
01-11-2012, 03:46 PM
Yes I was thinking about this too! If the content of Lumion allow us to have a nice variety of animated characters + vegetation placed in few hours...well it could open some new markets :)

Ryste3d
01-16-2012, 10:30 AM
My first Lumion project. Render: 7 hours (6000 frames, HD 720).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-W6bxk8w8o