PacktLib: Getting Started with Lumion 3D

Getting Started with Lumion 3D

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

What is Lumion?

Lumion background

Why use Lumion?

What can we get from Lumion?

Differences between the several versions of Lumion

Importing our 3D models

Workstation specifications

Lumion's 3D interface

Quick start

Summary

Preparing the Scene

Need help with modeling?

Modeling for visualization

Preparing CAD drawings

Modeling with SketchUp, 3ds Max, and Maya

Common issues

Summary

Creating Materials

Lumion materials

Creating materials in Lumion

Summary

Working with Lumion

What is COLLADA?

Exporting from SketchUp

Exporting from 3ds Max

Exporting from other 3D software

Working with Lumion

Summary

Building the Environment

Modeling the landscape

Setting up the weather

Populating your scene

Summary

Preparing the Render

The key aspects of composition

The rule of thirds

Exporting an image with the Photo mode

Creating a video with the Movie mode

Summary

Post Production

Post production

Summary

Index