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    New Lumion exporter plugin for Revit

    Lumion has released it's Revit plugin for v2, and it works with the Lumion Free version. It produces a .dae file. I'm rather new at this and learning how to get my materials set up, but this plugin sure works better that any other method or path I seen suggested:

    Revit>dae>Lumion
    Some of my materials come across correct, some not complete. Is this some old legacy Revit materials from my template?Here's a Lumion rendering of a house remodel. Most is straight out of Revit. In Lumion I added trees and changed glass and roofing and some of the sky/sun settings. Render is live GPU based like Octane. This jpg is a screen shot after only a minute or less of render. On screen the tree is moving from the wind....
    test.jpg

    BUT get this: It's working great for Sketchup: Revit>dae>Sketchup

    And it simplifies getting to Octane: Revit>dae>into Max and directly back out as> obj> Octane. In Octane, I see the materials nicely organized ready for re-assignment, but with default values from Revit. I just have the demo version of Octane so haven't gone much further.

    Based on my limited experimentation, I'm liking Lumion a lot as I can get very close very fast to all I need w/o really knowing what I'm doing. And this is just with the free version. And I think Lumion's walk-thru ability is way easier than in Revit, using gamer controls.
    Last edited by FBlome; February 24, 2012, 06:54 AM.
    Fred Blome
    Residential Architect

    #2
    Yes-Lumion looks very promising for using with Revit, now that they have the Collada exporter and artificial lighting.

    see this also: http://www.revitforum.org/rendering-...-features.html
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      great. this makes the fbx way via autocads google earth exporter obsolet.

      btw:
      octane has the dae file import on the "to do" list.
      Octane Render - Features

      -rpict

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        #4
        "great. this makes the fbx way via autocads google earth exporter obsolet. "

        ??????? What does that mean?
        Cliff B. Collins
        Registered Architect
        The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
        Autodesk Expert Elite

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          #5
          "??????? What does that mean?"
          revit (export) -> fbx -> autocad (import) -> google earth extension (labs.autodesk.com) -> kmz=zip archive -> extract = dae file + textures :beer:

          -rpict

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            #6
            While the exporter has some potential, it doesn't export medium to large size buildings. Exporting with section box enabled doesn't export the clipped model nor if you turn off certain worksets. For now the FBX export to 3ds max, then a dramatic clean up before importing to lumion is the only way for medium to large size projects.

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              #7
              Andrew,

              Yes--we have experienced the same thing. We are using Revit>FBX>Max>OpenCollada>Lumion, and it works pretty well.

              But yes the Lumion Collada add-in seems like it doesn't work well on large models ( 150-200 MB or larger Revit models.)

              But once you get it into Lumion, wow! It's worth it.
              Cliff B. Collins
              Registered Architect
              The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
              Autodesk Expert Elite

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                #8
                Also the DAE exporter does something funny with the lights sometimes.

                Revit -> Luminon DAE -> Blender, for example, gives you light fixtures where the 'light source' form in Revit becomes real geomotry in Blender / Octane!

                If you've got access to it, the Revit -> Max 2013 -> Octane is a much nicer workflow. Revit 2013 -> Max 2013 -> save down as Max 2012 -> open in Max 2012 -> use the new Octane Render 2012 plugin (no 2013 one yet) and you're off to the races...
                Jeffrey McGrew
                Architect & Founder
                Because We Can, a Design-Build Studio
                Check out our new sister company Model No. making sustainable 3D printed furniture!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by JeffreyMcGrew View Post
                  .... Max 2013 -> save down as Max 2012...
                  save down? really? that's amazing. people was waiting years for this.


                  -rpict

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rpict View Post
                    save down? really? that's amazing. people was waiting years for this.
                    That's saving down a Max file to an older version for Max only, not Revit... Been able to do that forever!

                    Once the file is imported into Max it's not longer a Revit file can can't 'round trip' either. It's a one-way Link.
                    Jeffrey McGrew
                    Architect & Founder
                    Because We Can, a Design-Build Studio
                    Check out our new sister company Model No. making sustainable 3D printed furniture!

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