Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion

SHARE
Share on email
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion

Introduction

A customer recently contacted us and mentioned that the arches they draw up in Revit and then export to Lumion does not render as smooth curves. It renders as straight segments instead of curves. The screenshots below shows the Revit model and the rendering in Lumion.

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion - 2 arch 2

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion - 1 arch

Solution

On inspection we found that they were using older Revit 2020 software and also an older Lumion 10.3.2. They  were also using an older Lumion Bridge to export the information from Revit to Lumion.

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion - 3 bridge

Using Revit 2021.1 we draw up a simple wall with some arches cut out of. We used the latest Lumion LiveSync exporter to export the file to a DAE format.

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion - 4 test export

Here is a screenshot of the latest Lumion LiveSync at the time.

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion - 5 export version

In Lumion 10.5 we imported the DAE file and the arches render smooth as you would expect.

Arches not rendering as curves in Lumion - 6 result

Conclusion

The customer was entitled to the Lumion 10.5 upgrade as well as the Revit 2021 software. The Lumion LiveSync is a free app so it all worked out.

What we learn from the above is to try and always keep your software up to date. In the example above we solved the issue by updating all the relevant software.

If you are not sure which are the latest versions of your software, you are welcome to contact us to find out. Or if you need any further information or have any question wrt the topic, please reach out to us at: https://www.mgfx.co.za/contact

RECENT ARTICLES