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    Section thicknesses Lumion

    Hi everyone! I´m working with Revit and I exported a project to Lumion 8. But as you can see in the attached image, when I apply a section to the model, there are no thicknesses. Can anyone help me fix this? Is there even possible to solve this problem??

    Thank you very much!
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    I've just tried exporting a Section box 3D view into Lumion 8.5 from Revit 2019 and it seems to all be OK (see attached).

    I think I have come across what you are seeing in the past but nothing to do with Lumion.

    Lumion is extremely demanding on hardware - might it be a graphics card or driver issue - but Lumion usually spots those when you install.

    Sorry, not a lot of help as it looks as though it may specific to your setup.

    Might be worth an email to Lumion support?


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    Hi Will, can't help commenting on your materials, they are looking VERY GOOD, you'll have to give the rest of us some tips from your experience on non-tiling natural materials and your workflow in a fresh post sometime.

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    Thanks Kamran,

    You started me looking at these

    I am concentrating on video out of Lumion just now as a tool for client discussion. I gave up on making presentation model videos in 1993 (!) but Lumion makes it so easy and I've been looking for something to 'up my game' with clients now that 3D is relatively widespread among architects.

    Here is one I've just done - of the same property as the Section box example above - trying out entrance design variations for a client who seems unable to understand drawings or model Views.

    The Lumion cat is proving very popular with clients


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    I like so much those little details like the Stone, the cat and the butterfly, by the way I think your materials are great, are you still using B2M ? regards

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    Thanks Andres, I am suffering from Lumion 'new user syndrome' of putting in as many objects as I can find in the Lumion objects library

    The flying creature is, I think, a pigeon but I have not mastered the control of its flight path just yet - but you are right, the little details make a difference.

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    yes, I am using B2M but I need better source images - particularly of roof slates from my area
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    Quote Originally Posted by willsud View Post
    I need better source images - particularly of roof slates from my area
    Did you already check this site?: https://www.textures.com I think is a good source of textures and you can get some of those for free and for the textures with more quality you need to pay but is not expensive i guess, regards

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    Thanks Andres, yes I have used the textures.com site off and on for many years.

    As with most such sites I find the textures, despite being good quality tend to show repeats in larger areas such as gravel and grass.

    Also, in my area the exact shade of natural stone and roofing slate is unusual and important (we are now a World Heritage Site, heaven help us ) and varies from valley to valley and quarry to quarry - even from one side of the quarry to the other, and so I am always on the lookout for new textures.

    With the B2M software I am hoping to create more myself but I need to get out more with my camera to take some high resolution images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willsud View Post
    but I need better source images - particularly of roof slates from my area
    We had these guys come out to do a CPD at our office a few months ago: Home - Burlington Stone

    They were talking about the World Heritage Site stuff, but they are very eco-conscious anyway and have to do whole studies on how they extract stone and quarry and get it approved by the authorities.

    I'm sure they'll have good imagery for slates, etc.

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    Thanks Kamran,

    Yes, I know Burlington - in fact one of their long-time sales guys lives across the road from me.

    They dominate the local stone and slate industry and I have used some of their sample pictures to create such as floor coverings.

    There was a time years ago when they used to give us free slate coasters and other such things but slate is now scarce and the cost has become a real issue in using local stone so we don't see freebies any more (or maybe that's just me )

    As you've mentioned them I'll give them a call - I suggested many years ago that they could do worse than supply tileable textures for designers.

    cheers,

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