It is sometimes important to communicate the phasing of a construction project and a time-lapse visualization can be very effective at doing this. These kinds of visualizations are often called 4D animations because of the time-related dimension. But how can you create a 4D time-lapse animation effect in Lumion?

Chris Welton is an avid Lumion user, who knows how to get the most out of it. He has kindly made some very helpful tutorials illustrating 4 ways of achieving a time-lapse effect in Lumion. These 4 techniques will be blogged separately and the first one in the series uses the animated clip plane method. 

The process in Lumion is actually rather simple to implement and Chris explains how to do it in the tutorial below.

The next tutorial will show how the sky-drop effect in Lumion can be used to achieve a similar time-lapse effect in your movies.

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