1. Guide: Working with OpenStreetMap in Lumion 10 Pro
This article applies to Lumion 10 Pro.
Other versions are covered in the following articles:
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 11 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 9 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 8 Pro
- Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 7 Pro
Lumion 10 Pro and above integrates OpenStreetMap and elevation data to provide rapid in-context and masterplan content to a visualization.
- This feature makes it possible to import buildings, elevation data, 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 into Lumion.
- This feature is currently in a beta status, and does not include satellite imagery.
2. Here's how
2.1: Click on the OpenStreetMap button on the Landscape tab and turn the OpenStreetMap on/off button on:
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 button to pan.
- Use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in/out.
2.4: Drag the Map Range slider to adjust the radius of the OpenStreetMap area that will be downloaded.
2.5: The square represents the 10 x 10 km Lumion Landscape. The circle is the OpenStreetMap area that will be downloaded. The triangular, blue arrow represents the camera position in your Lumion Scene. The red marker corresponds to 0,0,0 in Lumion (the red, green and blue axis origin).
2.6: Click on the Download Heightmaps button to include elevation data for the Lumion Landscape:
2.7: Click on the Start Download button to download the chosen area and wait for the download process to finish:
This whole area (Monaco) was built in less than a minute. Download and finalization speeds are dependent on Map Range (size), your location and your local connection speeds.
2.8: 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:
2.9: Click on the Select Preset button to select a different look for the OpenStreetMap model:
2.10: Click on the tick boxes to show or hide water, earth, buildings, land-use, and roads:
2.11: 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):
2.12: To work with the elevation data (Heightmaps) use the Lumion Landscape tools available on the Landscape tab.
2.13: Lumion uses freely available elevation data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Not all data is 100% correct in all locations and you may sometimes have to edit the Landscape.
Here is an example that shows you how to flatten the Landscape in New York City:
2.14: Remove or flatten all the landscape. Once you have downloaded Heightmap data, it is retained in the Project. The Heightmap button, when turned Off, is not intended to flatten or remove the Heightmap data already downloaded. It is purely an on/off button for the download. So how do you remove or flatten the landscape if you do not want the Heightmap? Simple, just use the Landscape -> Height Tools -> Flatten Landscape map:
2.15: 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.
2.16: Switching off OpenStreetMap before saving the Project means that the model won't be saved as a part of the .LS10 Project file.
To avoid having to download the OpenStreetMap model again, please make sure you turn OpenStreetMap back on again before saving the .LS10 Project file.
- Knowledge Base: How do you resolve OpenStreetMap errors?
- Knowledge Base: How do you work with terrains in Lumion 10 and newer versions?