1. The best export method for your version of Rhino and Lumion
|Rhino 6||Lumion 9.0 and newer||Lumion LiveSync for Rhino 6|
|Rhino 5 SR 10 and newer||Lumion 5.0 and newer||File -> Save As -> Collada (*.DAE)|
|Rhino 4 and older||Lumion 5.3 and newer||File -> Save As -> SketchUp (*.SKP)|
2. Tips & Troubleshooting
2.1: Why can't you see the model after importing and placing it in your Scene?
- The Insertion Point for the Imported Model in Lumion corresponds to 0,0,0 in Rhino.
- If a model is far away from the Insertion Point in Lumion, you need to move the model closer to 0,0,0 in Rhino, before exporting it to Lumion.
- If the model is imported into Rhino from other 3D/CAD software, e.g. from AutoCAD via .DWG format, the CPlane coordinate system in Rhino might have been moved away from the origin point (0,0,0).
- To reset the coordinate system in Rhino please follow these instructions:
- Type _4View twice in the command prompt in Rhino to reset the CPlane.
- Then move the model to 0,0,0 with the 'Move' command and re-export or LiveSync the model.
2.2: Why can't you assign a Lumion material to individual surfaces?
- Lumion will always combine surfaces that use the same material in Rhino. If you want to assign a Lumion material to a specific surface, you must assign a unique material to that surface in Rhino before importing the model.
2.3: Can you import materials assigned to layers?
- Yes, in Rhino you can either assign a material to an object or to a layer:
- If you assign the material to a layer, all objects on the layer will then be identified by that material name when imported in Lumion:
- Any Rhino layers or objects that share the same material name will have the same combined surface and material name in Lumion.
- If no material is assigned for a Rhino layer or object, it will not have a unique material name, and will be part of a catch all material/surface name in Lumion.
Video Tutorial: Features: LiveSync for Rhino