Using Lumion to do a sub element animation e.g.: let a building’s roof fall into place.
A customer asked us to assist in that they want to do sub element animation using Lumion.
If you don’t have Lumion software you can try the process below on your own by requesting and downloading a free demo version of Lumion 5 from http://mgfx.co.za/lumion-3d.htm
To show them the process we used the Revit demo project and exported twice using the Revit to Lumion Bridge found on the Lumion Site: http://lumion3d.com/revit-to-lumion-bridge or on Autodesk Exchange Site https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3arevittolumionbridge_windows32and64%3aen)
One DEA file was of the building without the roof. I deleted the roof and then exported the rest.
I then undid the roof deletion. Selected the roof and isolated the roof. Then exported to the second DEA file.
Once you have the two DAE Lumion files you can insert them in Lumion.
Now you need to align them by click on the Move mode and then window select both items so that each items selection node turns blue.
Now click the Context Menu (spanner icon) and click on the house’s blue selection circle -> Transformation and Align.
The two objects are now aligned. You can now create the video by clicking on the video icon on the right of the screen and creating the video. For this exercise I clicked the “Take Photo” Icon three times without moving the camera. Creating an 8sec still movie.
I’ll now add the roof moving effect.
And then edit this effect to be added to the 8sec duration of the video.
Moving the Roof vertically upwards.
I’ve now added two additional key frame phots making the Entre Video 12s long.
Play the video and present.
Here is the start: notice the roof position.
Halfway into the video…
And the end of the effect at 8secs.
Now there is an additional 4s that the roof rests as the video ends off completing the roof movement effect.