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Lumion 3D Cookbook

Book Description

Revolutionize your Lumion skills with over 100 recipes to create stunning architectural visualizations

In Detail

Lumion 3D Cookbook is a practical guide filled with time-saving techniques and tested production tips to help you produce professional architectural visualizations in Lumion quickly and efficiently.

This book is packed with recipes covering everything from importing 3D models to lighting. The topics covered include adding special effects, working with materials, animation, terrain sculpting, realistic camera effects, and rendering. With this book, you will progress from an intermediate to an advanced level user with the help of detailed instructions which demonstrate the practical applications of Lumion's features to get you fully equipped to work in your own production environment.

What You Will Learn

  • Use Lumion's real-time lighting technology to bring your 3D models to life
  • Create and control the weather using Lumion effects
  • Discover how to set up special effects and use them to boost your projects
  • Learn how to create complex animations using layers and curved paths
  • Produce believable renders with camera effects
  • Benefit from the Global Illumination effect and other lighting elements in Lumion to produce beautiful interior renders
  • Organize your project with layers and manipulate the 3D models
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    Table of Contents

    1. Lumion 3D Cookbook
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Lumion 3D Cookbook
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
      6. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Sections
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        5. Conventions
        6. Reader feedback
        7. Customer support
        8. Downloading the color images of this book
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Importing in Lumion
        1. Introduction
        2. Importing your own 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        3. Importing animations from 3ds Max
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        4. Navigating in Lumion
          1. How to do it…
          2. There's more…
        5. Relocating your imported 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        6. Reverting your last action
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        7. Locking your 3D model's position
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Organizing your 3D world with layers
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        9. Updating your imported 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Replacing an imported 3D model
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
      9. 2. Placing the Content
        1. Introduction
        2. Placing 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        3. Copying 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        4. Removing 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        5. Placing models on the terrain
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Placing multiple 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Randomizing the size of 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Configuring 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        9. Placing 3D models accurately
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
      10. 3. Manipulating and Controlling 3D Models
        1. Introduction
        2. Selecting multiple 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        3. Selecting different categories
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        4. Transforming and selecting any 3D model
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        5. Spacing multiple 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Aligning different 3D models' orientations
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        7. Snapping multiple 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Randomizing 3D models' orientation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        9. Rotate on model
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Constraining the 3D model's rotation
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      11. 4. Constructing Your World
        1. Introduction
        2. Shaping the terrain
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        3. Configuring the terrain brushes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Working with the Terrain menu
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        5. Changing the landscape
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        6. Painting the landscape
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Blending the 3D model with the terrain
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Working with heightmaps
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        9. Adding water in Lumion
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        10. Creating a seashore
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      12. 5. Controlling the Weather
        1. Introduction
        2. Defining the sun's direction
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        3. Modifying the sun's settings
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
          5. See also
        4. Tweaking the shadows
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        5. Tuning the skylight
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Adding soft shadows
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Configuring the global illumination
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        8. Modifying and animating the clouds
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        9. Setting up fog
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Making it rain and snow
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        11. Controlling the wind
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        12. Using the Sun study effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
      13. 6. Working with Lumion Materials
        1. Introduction
        2. Rolling back materials
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        3. Configuring materials
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        4. Making the 3D model invisible
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        5. Creating a realistic glass
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        6. Saving materials
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Streaming water
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Glowing materials
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        9. Adding realistic grass
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Improving reflections
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        11. Correcting flickering
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
      14. 7. Special Features
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating fire
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        3. Adding fumes and vapors
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        4. Placing fountains
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        5. Falling leaves
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        6. Adding text
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        7. Using the clip plane
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
          4. See also
        8. Controlling effects in the Movie and Photo modes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        9. Checking effects in real time
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
      15. 8. Getting Realism with Camera Effects
        1. Introduction
        2. Using the Bloom effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        3. Adding lens' errors
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        4. Correcting the color
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        5. Separating objects with DOF
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Simulating the Lens flare effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Using God rays
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        8. Adding noise
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        9. Isolating colors with Lumion
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Using the Vignette effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        11. Sharpening your image
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
      16. 9. Non-photorealistic Effects
        1. Introduction
        2. Adding a Manga effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        3. Using toon shading
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        4. Painting your image
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        5. Drawing with a pencil
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        6. Painting with Watercolor
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        7. Creating stills
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        8. Using special formats
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        9. Creating and combining different NPR effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      17. 10. Bringing Your World to Life
        1. Introduction
        2. Creating a camera path
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        3. Changing clips
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        4. Animating the 3D models
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        5. Bringing people to life
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Controlling the camera
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        7. Animating curved paths
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Animating the camera's focus
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. There's more…
        9. Using motion blur
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        10. Animating the layers
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        11. Configuring the Near Clip Distance effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        12. Animating effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      18. 11. Creating Videos
        1. Introduction
        2. Affecting individual clips
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        3. Affecting the entire video
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        4. Handling the clips
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        5. Creating transitions
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        6. Camera effects
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        7. Using the Titles effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
        8. Framing and composition
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        9. Adding sound
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
      19. 12. Rendering
        1. Introduction
        2. Exporting videos
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        3. Rendering individual clips
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        4. Rendering stills
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
          4. See also
        5. Rendering an image sequence
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        6. Broadcasting on TV
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        7. Working with perspectives
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        8. Rendering passes
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. See also
      20. 13. Lighting
        1. Introduction
        2. Using spotlights
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. There's more…
        3. Previewing spotlights
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        4. Configuring the properties of light
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        5. Setting up shadows
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        6. Tweaking the Global Illumination effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        7. Using the Exposure effect
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
        8. Working with reflection control
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it…
          3. How it works…
      21. Index