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#1 Jerry Gagne

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 12:49 PM

Do any of you have any experience in creating back lighting in a window to give the appearance of a incandescent light is on in a room when looking from the exterior?

I know you can do that with "Lumion" but I don't have that.

Something like the image  I have shown here..

Thank you in advance

 

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#2 Henry Buckner

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:08 PM

Place a light fixture near the window and turn it on. That should do it.



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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:32 PM

I've tried that but I still can't get that effect.

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 04:36 PM

Might have to play with the lighting settings, color, etc. Or, change the color of the glazing in the windows to give it that tint.


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#5 Rannie Kean

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 05:08 PM

Do any of you have any experience in creating back lighting in a window to give the appearance of a incandescent light is on in a room when looking from the exterior?

I know you can do that with "Lumion" but I don't have that.

Something like the image  I have shown here..

Thank you in advance

 

Jerry



#6 Rannie Kean

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 05:16 PM

You might want to look into downloading TwinMotion. It is as good, if not better than Lumion and it's free until December 2021. Epic Games bought it a year or ago and made it available to everyone. 

 

You can do all kinds of lighting, multiple textures, use trees and shrubs, etc.

 

Take a look at, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at its capabilities. 


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 06:22 PM

You might want to look into downloading TwinMotion. It is as good, if not better than Lumion and it's free until December 2021. Epic Games bought it a year or ago and made it available to everyone. 

 

You can do all kinds of lighting, multiple textures, use trees and shrubs, etc.

 

Take a look at, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at its capabilities. 

Rannie, lets see some twinmotion examples.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 07:31 PM

Rannie, lets see some twinmotion examples.

Allen,

 

Go to unrealengine.com then go over to to industries, then scroll down to Architecture. There, you'll find different features of Twinmotion and its capabilities. There, they have tutorials to go along with the program. They even have a Youtube video comparing Lumion and Twinmotion. It's quite interesting.

 

I don't have any examples as yet, but I'm working toward making some for my website. I have been doing custom plans for my clients.

 

Down here in Louisiana, an enormous number of new residences have very steep pitches. The purpose for that is that with the heat and humidity we have, is that designers, builders and owners want to dissipate as much heat as possible. 

 

With these designs, it has been difficult for me to be able to design roofs that will fit the plans. I would welcome any help from other users to help me along with these oddball pitches.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 09:45 PM

Here's one I did trying some things out (downsized tremendously). They have a feature that fades detail the further away from the camera the object is. It makes photos pretty realistic without showing too much extra detail. Still trying things out and learning for fun. I am a total beginner and mess things up a lot.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 12:20 PM

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 12:22 PM

It is very easy to show your project in different seasons.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 12:27 PM

My previous post shows snow with Fall colored leaves. While this is a true life possibility, if you adjust the seasons correctly, the leaves will disappear from the trees in the winter.

I am also including a couple interior views for the same project. While I could have spent more time in Softplan getting the interior details more complete it does give you an idea of the possibilities.

The images I have shared were all rendered in Twinmotion.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 12:29 PM

If you go thru the you tube videos relating to Twinmotion, you will see that it is up to you, how much time you want to spend adding more real life details to your images.

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:58 AM

I, too, am a big fan of the new Twinmotion.  Although I wouldn't go so far as to say it is as good as Lumion.  Lumion is an amazing piece of software for visualizers, but it comes at a big price, $$$$$.  I can live with a little less realism and fewer features for the huge price difference.  For the few projects that I need to do high end renderings I use Sketchup and V-Ray, which I had already paid for.  I couldn't justify another big payout for as little as I would really have to use it.



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 02:13 PM

I think were going off topic here folks ...

 

The original question was how to display night lighting techniques. The Twinmotion and Lumion posts (as nice as they are) are completely irrelevant to the question. The least you could do would be to show a night scene with interior lighting.

 

Although I would prefer to see them done purely in Softplan. I know we've been through this before, but (for my purposes) both Twinmotion and Lumion are excessive overkill and a waste of time, that could be more productive elsewhere.


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Posted 12 April 2020 - 08:08 PM

I did this in SP.

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 11:49 AM

Sorry All, I didn't look back at the beginning of the thread before posting. 


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Posted 13 April 2020 - 12:12 PM

Sorry All, I didn't look back at the beginning of the thread before posting. 

Keith is the forum moderator and wants us to stay on task.  LOL.  Just kidding Keith.  


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