V5 vs V4 ?

Features you'd like to see in future versions, gripes, ideas..
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V5 vs V4 ?

Post by icekarim » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:05 pm

Hi adam, everyone
Is there any benchmark or new functions list, arguments for upgrading to V5 ?

I don't know what exactly I'm looking for, maybe sketchlightup ?

For sure I need - would like - animation to match sketchup scenes :
- hidden objects
- sections
- good transition between ext. and int. (to much or not enough light)
- what else ????
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Re: V5 vs V4 ?

Post by AdamB » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:29 am

Generally, look at this page to see what each version adds:

https://www.light-up.co.uk/?t=whatsnew
- animation to match sketchup scenes
LightUp should now match SketchUp scene animation.
If you have an example that does not, please share it with us.
- hidden objects
- we support a single realtime animated section cut. We're not going to support embedded Section Cuts.

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Re: V5 vs V4 ?

Post by icekarim » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:21 pm

Hi Adam

Lightup Scenes DO match Sketchup Scenes.

But not when some objects are hidden in some and visible in other.
I would have liked - even if not possible :) - to match ALL sketchup capacities because they are clever.
Hiding objets between a scene and the next one, is a very good way of explaning a project.

Next, sections.
single realtime animated section cut ?
I dont know what this applies to.
I use skalp plug in.
And even if I dont, if I render Lightup on a scene with no section, all scenes are rendered with no active section.
Again, scrolling from a normal scene to a section sections is a convenient way of showing a projects.

Last, but not least
Interior / Exteriour check boxes.
Would be pleasent not to have to apply.
If you could automatically ajust exposure when going in and out, would be (like real life) such a pleasent way to work...

Performance.
Ambient Occlusion lighting : is it the main standard render mode ?
I'll download V5 and do my benchmark on a big file.

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Re: V5 vs V4 ?

Post by icekarim » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:02 pm

rendering times
V4 5.20mn
V5 4.20mn

sketchup file 20Mb

luca files
V4 11.68Mb
V5 14.49Mb

Fisrt look Differences :
Uncorrect facing faces (inverted on 2d faceme components) where not rendered on V4
Now rendered but gray (better)

Rendered files
http://a.k.t.free.fr/clients/stadelbsg/ ... index.html

Will check for other changes...
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Re: V5 vs V4 ?

Post by icekarim » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:02 pm

Hi Adam
Me again
Looking for a video of you showing how ti adjust dynamically lights in render mode, color, power...
Can't find it...
Have I dreamed ?
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Re: V5 vs V4 ?

Post by icekarim » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:31 pm

OK it's me again

I found :
Just render and click on the light, then ajust color, type, power
Need to be close to the light to be able to select...
No need for help on this point.

I noticed that some light source do shine, others don't
Is there an issue for this ?
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Re: V5 vs V4 ?

Post by AdamB » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:11 am

If you have "Corona" check on a PointLightSource, LightUp will show a 'lens shine' around it if there is a direct line of sight between the viewpoint and the PointLightSource.

I known issue is that the coronas are blocked by transparent surfaces - eg a glass window.

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