There have been a couple of topics about basic alignment in Lumion (which is often also required or at least handy when animating/rotating objects).
This tip is about how to prepare a SketchUp model - more exactly how to do it easier. In this topic
, I have already shared some screenshots. How to prepare a model. The basic idea is to move the component origin of each element we want to export separately to the same spot then save the component and export it separately from its file.
This can be tedious however. If I have a building that I want to show with/without certain elements, if there are many of them, I may need to do this many times and there are chances of mistake.Now there is a new plugin at SCF however: "Originate component axes". It will take all top level components and move their component origins to the world origin of the model they are in.
Now you can use the saved out components either together with the master model or just with each other.
Nested components are not changed so if you have a bunch of windows inside the "walls" component for instance, they remain intact.
If there are more than one instance of a top level component in a model, each is made unique (obviously).
The idea here is not the "general" use of components (i.e. any repetitive elements) but to separate (say) everything on floor 1, floor 2 and finally the roof so that you can import them separately into Lumion, hide/show/drop them separately still be able to precisely align them together.
Until we have the ability to apply the same custom material to several objects in Lumion, unfortunately each element of the imported stuff needs to be painted/tweaked separately.
This has been solve already in Lumion!
Note to forum administration: although this is not a "real" tutorial, until there is a place to post such and you feel this place I posted is not the best, please, feel free to move the topic around.