May 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm #12541May 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm #12543
Wow!!!! so you can import your 3d envisioneer drawing into Realtime landscape architect and do that
ConradMay 14, 2020 at 8:35 am #12545Nicholas CudmoreParticipant
Looks good Jack. Awesome job!!May 14, 2020 at 9:15 am #12546
Yes, export Envisioneer model as a skp (edited ‘not 3ds,) file, import it to Realtime, add camera path, add trees /plants , walking , sitting standing people, hit ‘create movie’. Realtime is ‘cheap’ , has tons of plants that I can import to Envisioneer as photo boards and generates videos relatively fast. I think about 5 minutes to generate this walkaround.
Things to note:
The ‘house model, house materials , windows doors , interior furniture, car, walks are all from Envisioneer.
The grass, trees, plants, bbq grill, are from Realtime. You MUST add bird baths, bird houses, flowers to get the Realtime birds / butterflies to activate.
When you add a camera path OR a walking person path, you just click on nodes, and your aim camera for each node, elevate as needed. Note guy ‘jumps’ up at front step. I just elevated the path node at that point.
You also change time of day at nodes and when camera gets to that node, the sun changes position.
You can do interiors too but lights only activate when sun goes down so sometimes interiors arent the greatest.
(thanks for comment Nick!)
May 14, 2020 at 1:47 pm #12548
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by jkzimm.
I am definitely going to try it. since 3D is the main thing I do.
ConradJanuary 14, 2021 at 7:17 pm #13521
And another Envisioneer skp export to Realtime Landscape for animation.
zimmerdesign.comJanuary 15, 2021 at 7:20 am #13522
Great job Jack,
ConradJanuary 15, 2021 at 12:32 pm #13523
by the way Idea Spectrum, who makes Realtime, has a variety of choices and the $99 version is very good. It just doesn’t have water features .
It also only has 5,300 plants verses 7,400 in Architect version. 🙂
JackJanuary 15, 2021 at 3:53 pm #13524SDSParticipant
Nice work! I’m going to have to buy that software and learn it!January 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm #13525
Yes i love all their plants that they have, I can’t help but wish sometimes that I could get some of those plants into envisioneer. Ihave the Architect version.
I wanted to ask you a question though, after i upload it to youtube the quality isn’t as good anymore. do you know why that happens?
ConradJanuary 15, 2021 at 8:42 pm #13526
The plants import into Envisioneer. I created a file of them years back, so I don’t remember exactly how it is done. The reason I created a folder for them is to have all my files for import to Envisioneer in one folder. I will check when I get time on how to import them as photo board images.
You tube requires the original file be quite large when imported. When I add music / etc in Camtasia I export as a MP4 file at 1920 x 1080 .
But the largest output in Realtime should be pretty clear. Or try custom output of animation at 1280x 720
In You Tube there is a ‘gear’ icon on bottom right, when you click it you can switch to 720 p or HD at 1040 p if you upload a ‘larger’ file.
If you don’t You Tube may play it back at horrible low quality.
JackJanuary 18, 2021 at 10:37 am #13532
I checked on how to save as a Realtime picture plant and then have it for use in Envisioneer.
In Realtime they have a photo editor, this is how you save as a bmp .
1 You select plants, then go into plant options. Here you want to switch from 3D plants to PICTURES.
2 I can’t show this but when you select a plant and right click, there is an option to open it “USING PICTURE EDITOR’
3 You can open any picture of any plant in the Picture Editor, then save as a bmp to a folder.
In Envisioneer you can add the picture to you material library , making sure you put check mark at make magenta invisible.
1 Create Envisioneer folder in materials. Right click in open area select ADD NEW…. find plant in you want to import and just keep ADDING NEW .
Now you have to assign the plant pictures to a PHOTO BOARD.
2 Go to INSERT > PHOTO BOARD on top bar of Envisioneer.
3 In the Photo Board material list on right, I just go to Plants / right click add new and start assigning the Realtime images saved in my newly created materials folder.
Make sure to check Make magenta color transparent when assigning the picture to the photo board.
1 Save as .BMP , picture of plant from Realtime to a folder on your computer.
2 Import the .BMP pictures to a new folder in Envisioneer in Materials Library. (must be .bmp for transparent background)
3 Assign .bmp Picture of any plant to Photo Board library.
January 18, 2021 at 11:16 am #13538January 20, 2021 at 7:37 am #13563
- This reply was modified 9 months ago by jkzimm.
thanks a lot i will definitely use that.
ConradJanuary 20, 2021 at 9:00 am #13570alreedbuildersParticipant
That is a nifty program. I love the contour lines for adjusting terrain elevations, I think that would be a great add in for Envisioneer instead of the Points. Also being able to stop the terrain against a landscape wall.
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