1. Guide: Working with OpenStreetMap in Lumion 8 Pro
This article applies to Lumion 8 Pro.
Other versions are covered in the following articles:
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 12 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 11 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 10 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 9 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 7 Pro
Lumion 7 Pro and above integrates OpenStreetMap to provide rapid in-context and masterplan content to a visualization.
- This feature makes it possible to import buildings, roads, water, green spaces, and transit infrastructure as simple 3D shapes.
- Rapidly add a whole suburb or city area to your visualization.
- Simply search for the location and download the map directly in to Lumion.
- This feature is currently in a beta status, and does not include satellite imagery and elevation data (DEM).
2. Here's how
2.1: Click on the Terrain mode button followed by the OpenStreetMap on/off button.
2.2: Click on the Pick GPS Coordinate button.
2.3: Click on the Search field to type in a place name or click anywhere on the map to place or move the GPS Coordinate pin.
- Hold down the left mouse-buttton to pan.
- Use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in/out.
2.4: Drag the Map Range slider to adjust the area that will be downloaded. You may notice that the Map Range in kilometers/miles varies depending on the chosen location. This is due to the way cartography works as Earth (a spherical planet) has been projected onto a two-dimensional map.
2.5: The red square is the area that will be downloaded and the triangular, blue arrow represents the camera position in your Lumion Scene, relative to the red square:
2.6: Click on the Start Download button to download the chosen area and wait for the download process to finish:
2.7: This whole area was built in a couple of minutes (download and finalization speeds are dependent on Map Range (size), your location and your local connection speeds):
2.8: Lumion 8 Pro and above lets you edit the position, height, heading and appearance of the OpenStreetMap model:
2.9: To show or hide individual buildings in the OpenStreetMap model, click on the Hide Buildings toggle button and then click on buildings to show or hide them:
2.10: Click on the Move OSM, Change Height OSM, Rotate OSM buttons to move and rotate the OpenStreetMap model via the Object Icon:
2.11: Click on the Change Appearance button and use the tickboxes to show or hide water, earth, buildings, land-use and roads:
2.12: Click on the Select Preset button to select a different look for the OpenStreetMap model:
2.13: Use the Buildings Minimal Height and Randomize Buildings Height sliders to adjust and randomize the height of OpenStreetMap buildings that use default heights (i.e. not correct heights from the real world):
2.14: It is not possible to assign the OpenStreetMap model to one of the Layers if you wanted to control visibility. It exists on a special Lumion Layer only. So you need to turn off OpenStreetMap to fully hide the model.
2.15: Switching off OpenStreetMap before saving the Project means that the model won't be saved as a part of the .LS8 Project file.
To avoid having to download the OpenStreetMap model again, please make sure you turn OpenStreetMap back on again before saving the .LS8 Project file.
Video Tutorial: Build Mode: Hide/show buildings from OpenStreetMap
Video Tutorial: Build Mode: Move and rotate OpenStreetMap
Video Tutorial: Build Mode: Changing the appearance of OpenStreetMap