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#280231
Been a long time since I checked this topic. I'm after a rough animation software to animate different design alternatives. Doesn't have to be a rendered state and it's not a sequencing I'm after but some animation of objects to make it more appealing.
#280247
Generic presentation animation or specifically simulating the project being built?

I think Twinmotion and Lumion is quite popular these days for presentations with animated people and trees and such. No experience with either myself though, I use BIMx for quick animation if it is needed.
#281654
Erwin Edel wrote:Generic presentation animation or specifically simulating the project being built?

I think Twinmotion and Lumion is quite popular these days for presentations with animated people and trees and such. No experience with either myself though, I use BIMx for quick animation if it is needed.
Hi Erwin,
More generic stuff. Program phase, rough ideas strenghened by some animations. We solved it with Sketchup :).
Construction simulation is where I started my "BIM" journey 18 years ago...lovely tech but not for my architectural company.
#281660
If you have an animation path with cameras, you can export this to BIMx and it will play the animation. Saving it with global illumination generally takes max. 30 mins for us.

No moving objects there though, as far as I know. But we've used this in the past for quick client meetings where there is no time to render out all the frames of a path.

I haven't tried it with the new 'in browser' bimx yet, but that does look a bit smoother than the desktop client (last time I used that at least). And it offers full screen on desktop.

We've also just cloned tablet screen to a big TV for some out of office meeting presentations. This has the added benefit of having the nice 3D sections to show off with BIMx.
#281672
Lots of nice ways to display your design there :)
Haven't tried the web BIMx yet bul will asap. The real BIM eye opener for the constructions companies here in Sweden seems to be Dalux...
#281673
The camera path export to BIMx (without GI) is also a very quick way to trouble shoot your walkthrough animation before rendering. You can see if camera clips through walls and such. Or judge the speed of movement.