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Lumion

Essential Visualisation tools for AEC professionals

Lumion is an essential tool for everyone who wants to visualise their building designs. It produces impressive, high quality videos very quickly and is extremely easy to master.

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Overview

Introducing Lumion

Before Lumion rendering used to be really hard. Setting up and completing a render used to take days.

With Lumion you can do it in hours. You can even make last minute changes before a meeting and update your renders in minutes. Anyone can sit down with Lumion and within 15 minutes learn how to create videos, images and 360 panoramas.

The top 5 reasons our customers love lumion

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1. You can do it yourself

Lumion enables anyone to create videos and images without any prior training.

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2. VERY FAST RESULTS

You can edit your work in real-time and rendering is extremely fast.

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3. VISUALISATIONS LOOK BEAUTIFUL

Breathe life into your videos with materials, trees, people and effects.

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4. DO NEW THINGS WITH VISUALISATION

Customise a video on the spot with the client or quickly create multiple variations.

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5. BIG VISUALISATIONS

Effortlessly, you can edit large areas and add tens of thousands of trees, people or buildings.

The quick and easy 3D Visualisation tool for AEC professionals

Engaging Walkthroughs in Minutes

Lumion renders stunning images in seconds rather than hours. And high quality HD videos in hours rather than weeks.

Lumion’s built-in video editor, allows even beginners to create professional quality videos. Just take a few snapshots and Lumion will convert them into smooth, skilful camera motions. Add overlay images, filters or special effects and you’re ready to render a video that you can watch on any PC or Mac. Or upload it straight to YouTube and share your beautiful presentations with your client.

Lumion 9.0 Available Now

Lumion visualisation software – now used by 61 of the top 100 architect companies in the world – helps people feel the spaces that have been designed for them by transforming CAD models into professional images, videos, and 360 degree panoramas with minimal effort.

In fact, Lumion is so effortless and easy to use, you can make last minute changes before a meeting and finish the renders in minutes, just in time to knock your client’s socks off.
And now, with the introduction of Lumion 8, you’ll be able to delight and amaze clients on a whole new level.

What's New in Lumion 9

Realistic Environments, real beauty, rendered faster than ever

Lumion 9 comes with HDRI Real Skies. Select one and watch as it works together with the updated Sky Light effect to cast a new light on your design, placing it in an evocative context with a stunning backdrop.

Sky Light 2 and Real Skies
(Real Skies are Pro only)

Instant, beautiful skies to take your breath away. With 39 Real Skies and their pre-configured Sky Light settings in Lumion 9, it takes a single click to give your design the perfect clear blue morning, stormy afternoon or unforgettable sunset.

Change the sky and your design’s entire lighting changes with it, putting you within reach of an awe-inspiring render in literally seconds.

Customizable 3D Grass
(Pro only)

Spice up your landscape designs and add a variety of realistic grasses to your parks, gardens, lawns and any other surfaces with the new Customizable 3D Grass materials in Lumion 9.

Atmospheric Rain and Snow (Pro only)

Express the real feeling of your designs with the new Atmospheric Rain and Snow. With just a click, you can create everything from the light drizzle to a full-blown downpour, the winter flurry to a whiteout blizzard. The Atmospheric Rain and Snow is located under the Precipitation effect in Photo and Movie mode.

THE TOUCH, SMELL AND FEEL OF ENGAGING ARCHITECTURAL RENDERS

New highly realistic 3D grasses and fur textures heighten the beauty of your designs, drawing your audience into the project with details that they can easily imagine touching, smelling and hearing.

Furry materials
(Pro only)

Soft to the touch. Colorful and fluffy. For the ultra-comfy blanket or rug, the new furry material provides charm and warmth to any surface in any space.

112 Realistic new materials

With 122 highly realistic, new materials in Lumion Pro, including almost 100 textures from the well-renowned Polygon, it’s easier than ever to quickly convert the blank skeleton of your 3D model into a lively scene teeming with color, depth and feeling.

88 new high-definition materials from Poliigon.com in the Indoors, Outdoors and Rock category:

  • 7 new fabrics including cashmere, muslin and printed rugs.
  • 6 new curtain materials.
  • 6 new plaster materials.
  • 14 new marble stone materials.
  • 8 new brick materials.
  • 5 new concrete materials.
  • 8 new metal materials.
  • 4 new roofing materials.
  • 8 new cobblestone stone materials.
  • 15 new wood materials.
  • 7 new rock materials.

New 3D Grass category with 14 highly detailed 3D Grass Materials.

New Fur category with 10 highly detailed Fur Materials.

And several others…

All of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 9 is 1,120*

New objects in the Content Library* (Some Pro Only)

Infuse your designs with the energy of real-life, lived-in spaces and wild environments with 634new HD objects available in Lumion 9. These new objects include, but are not limited to:

  • 91 newtrees, plants and rocks from around the globe, including variations in shape and size
  • 459 indoor objects ranging from high-quality kitchen appliances, seating, desks, storage items and other home furnishings
  • 5 outdoor objects, including apartment blocks and outdoor furniture
  • 30 new, high-quality animated 3D people, including men, women, elderly people, bicyclists and more.
  • 10 new vehicle models, including HD cars, sports cars and SUVs

*Lumion contains about one-third of the total library content, while Lumion Pro contains the full library.

All of the new objects are HD quality, and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 9 content library to 5,259 *.

QUICKLY BUILD BELIEVABLE ENVIRONMENTS FOR UNBELIEVABLE RENDERS

Lumion 9 raises the bar on the speed and ease of building context around your model. Features like LiveSync enable simultaneous, real-time rendering with popular modeling programs including Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD and, now, Rhino.

Lumion 9 also comes with a host of other features and hundreds of new content library updates. And no matter if you’re working on the simple residential house, the dense garden or the massive cityscape, the enhanced beginner workflows, streamlined scene-building tools and lean library of Lumion 9 will help you go from blank 3D model to mind-blowing render in record time.

LiveSync for Rhino

With the new LiveSync for Rhino in Lumion 9, you can simultaneously model and render, visualizing changes in real-time. Sync camera perspectives and materials while continuing to develop the shape and form of the model, and experience your design in a whole new way as you’re creating it.

LiveSync is only available for Rhino 6.

Updated OpenStreetMap

Need urban context, fast? In Lumion 9, OpenStreetMap has gone through a major update to bring you higher quality city context at faster speeds than before.

Lean scene-building workflow

The fastest rendering engine just got a boost into high gear. Natural and intuitive scene building. One-touch controls for quickly adding objects, materials, effects and more. From zero to beautiful render in record time.

Save Groups

Save the perfect table arrangement, load the picturesque bedroom. Your favorite object arrangements and groups are uniquely yours, saved now and forever!

Intuitive Object Placement

Placing objects is now more intuitive, easier and faster. Smart object technology via easy-to-use hotkeys can help ensure the right object placement while saving you valuable time and streamlining your scene building processes.

Instant Object Focus

A double-click takes you anywhere throughout the scene, so you’ll never lose sight of your model again.

Updated Import edges

Take it to the edge. In Lumion 9, the edges of your models can be imported as separate material assignments. This way, you can easily create wire-frame models and highlight the outlines of interior and exterior geometry.Supports edges from SketchUp (.SKP & .DAE) + 2D lines from 3ds Max (.FBX & .MAX)

Automatic file recovery

When your computer crashes, there’s no need to lose your mind. In Lumion 9, you can rest assured that your Lumion file is safe and sound with the new automatic file recovery feature.

WHAT'S NEW IN LUMION 8

Capture your architectural vision in the best possible light

The Styles Button is the power of Lumion 8 brought together. Just press it, select a style. In an instant you get a stunning image with a backbone of balanced light, depth and realism.

The new Sky Light daylight simulator and the soft and fine shadow enhancements. Turn them on and watch as the foliage and grass become dramatically photorealistic. See the shadows beneath tables and shelves become subtle and soft. Notice as people, plants and buildings suddenly look like they belong where they are.

Styles

No more hunting around for the right effects. Gone are the days of meticulously balancing sliders. Once you dress up your 3D model with Lumion materials and objects, just click the Styles Button and select an interior or exterior style. In an instant your design becomes a beautiful render with a carefully balanced effects combination.

Render right away, or personalize the style in minutes. Create a look that’s all your own with a workflow that’s faster than ever.

Sky Light

Ready to render? If you haven’t added the Sky Light effect, then…well…no. Maybe not. Because it’s the one technology developed especially for Lumion 8 to heighten your image’s sense of environment, realism and depth.

Sky Light is an advanced, daylight simulator for softening and dispersing the scene’s environmental lighting. Used in combination with Soft Shadows and Fine Detail Shadows, it strengthens the real-life interplay of these elements. Watch as the foliage and trees become photorealistic, and discover as people, buildings and landscapes suddenly look like they belong where they are.

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Lumion 8 - New Features - Soft and Fine Shadows

Soft and fine shadows

Designing and rendering realistic shadows may be one of the most difficult things you can do. Until now.

In Lumion 8, you can inject realism into your render by turning on the Soft Shadows and the Fine Detail Shadows as part of the Shadow effect. Instantly, the shadows become softer, the penumbras grow. Hundreds of fine detail shadows are enriched and a realistic sense of depth permeates the image.

You’ll feel yourself smile as you view your unbuilt design looking uncannily like the real thing.

Hyperlight for videos

Hyperlight is a power-booster for improved lighting quality and accuracy. With Lumion 8, you can now apply the Hyperlight effect when rendering videos. Whether for interior or exterior animations, the updated Hyperlight effect dresses your animation in a strikingly realistic mesh of environmental and artificial light. Watch as the materials and textures “pop.” See buildings, people and foliage cohere with their surroundings. And improve realism in a flash with Hyperlight for videos.

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Personalize your render with new and improved effects

Lumion 8 - New Features - Hand Drawn Outline

Hand-drawn outlines (Pro Only)

Lumion 8 makes it easy to clearly communicate the form of your design with the “hand-drawn” outline effect. Apply it together with photorealistic, sketch or artistic effects to draw a focus to your building’s general shape and form. It’s the bones of your design, rendered beautifully and easily.

Model and material variation (Pro Only)

Is the wood-focused flooring a good fit with the stone walls? Which will your client like more, Design A or Design B? Perhaps the home’s siding and patio are proving tricky to match. Whatever the case, the new variation control effect is an easy way to compare multiple options for materials and models. Your clients will find it convenient when balancing a range of concept options and choosing a look they can be satisfied with. As the architect, this Lumion 8 feature speeds up your workflow when researching and communicating the best design solution.

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Lumion 8 - New Features - Color Correction

Better color correction

Are the colors too cold? Too dull? Overexposed? In Lumion 8, you can easily dress your model in its best light with the new color correction improvements. Tune up color temperature for a “warm” mood. Adjust the vibrancy for increased color intensity without saturation. You can even temper the sharp contrasts by making the shadows a little lighter.

Time Warp

A seagull has flown past at exactly the wrong moment, an animated person’s arm has mysteriously swung into the building’s facade. Through the new Time Warp effect in Lumion 8, you can implement a time offset to shift the small movements of animated people, animals and objects. Toggle time backwards. Or forwards. Your animated objects will now adjust their positions so they pose exactly in the right way, at the right time.

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Lumion 8 - New Features - Better Layer Control

New layer functions

In Lumion 8, the layer effects feature has been improved and is now easier than ever to apply. It enables a straightforward workflow when showing selected layers in images or animations. You can also use it to demonstrate phasing by assigning subsections of your design to different layers. No matter the project, the new layer effect function is easier and faster to apply.

New and improved camera effects

Tilt shift (Pro Only)

There’s something about a maquette that computer-generated renders can’t replace. By applying the new tilt shift effect in Lumion 8, your design becomes part of a miniature world. With a viewpoint above your model in Lumion, the tilt shift effect changes the plane of focus and blurs the foreground and background. It’s a camera effect which transforms your CAD model into a scaled-down version of the real thing.

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“Look at fixed point” for the handheld camera effect

Create an impressive first-person video and never lose sight of the most important parts of your design. As an addition to the handheld camera effect, the new “Look at fixed point” option in Lumion 8 lets you lock the camera onto a single target point.

2-Point Perspective slider

New in Lumion 8, the two-point perspective slider allows you to move along a spectrum adjusting the degree of 2-point perspective that’s applied. . You’ll have greater control straightening structures that look like they’re leaning over, while correcting lines that seem skewed and disorientating. From many viewpoints, this effect imparts a cleaner and more geometrically accurate look, giving it a solid, realistic appearance.

Lumion 8 - New Features - Adjustable 2 Point Perspective

Intelligent scene editing with new build tools

Lumion 8 - New Features - New & More Intuitive Grouping Tools

New grouping function

Trees, plants, cars, people. Furniture, lights, decorations and more. Now, with the new grouping feature, it’s possible to bunch multiple objects together and control them all at once. Whether a table and its furnishings, a plant and its pot or a lampshade and its light element, discover ease and ultimate control as you rotate, scale and move several objects together without losing the arrangements you carefully prepared.

Mass placement for curved shapes

Landscapers rejoice! For Lumion 8, you can use the mass placement feature to instantly place numerous objects in complex shapes, including curves. With just a few clicks, plant multiple trees that follow the winding curved contours of your garden design. Quickly fill your roundabout with a buzzing fleet of cars. Hold CTRL, set the corner smoothness and you can mass place objects in any winding shape you like.

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Lumion 8 - New Features - Measuring Tools

New measuring tools (Pro Only)

Whether confirming the distance between two pieces of furniture or checking the perimeter of a garden, the new measuring tools in Lumion 8 help you make quick measurement checks without needing to go back to your modeling software. As a workflow improvement, the on-screen measuring tools help you verify distances, ensuring the precision and scale of your model.

New tools for OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMaps is a fantastic tool for instantly placing your design in a real-life setting. In Lumion 8, it’s now possible to hide and show the imported OSM buildings. This way, you can easily put your model right in the center of a big city, such as NYC, without other buildings getting in your view.

Lumion 8 - New Features - Even More Openstreetmap features

New materials, objects and more!

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Beautiful new water

From the waterfront to the city fountain to the mansion with a swimming pool, Lumion is renowned for its realistic water. Lumion 8 raises the bar with even more water options to suit your specific context. The water itself looks more realistic than ever and there are twenty new water presets, with calmer surfaces, enhanced surface realism, transparency and rippling. Achieving beautiful water is just a click away..

Soften hard edges (Pro Only)

In real life, the edges of any surfaces generally appear slightly rounded or worn. They are never perfectly sharp. With the new edges slider in Lumion 8, your model will take on a more natural and weathered look, one better representing the real qualities of physical homes and buildings. Impart age and realism by smoothening the edges of adjacent faces. Soften the corners of brick, concrete, wood and other materials. A simple slider movement, a more realistic building. Easy. Effective.

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168 new realistic materials

With 168 new materials available in Lumion 8, including 100 HD materials from Poliigon, you can instantly place your design in a setting you can “feel,” “hear” and vicariously experience. Add city sidewalks and cobblestone streets that are incredible in their realism and texture. Create stunning brutalist structures with new concrete materials, and pull your viewers into your interiors with amazingly realistic fabrics. You can even make glass that’s still dripping wet from a fresh rain or a long shower.

These materials with finely detailed texture maps are the secret ingredient for viewers to “touch” the walls, “smell” the leather of the living room couch and “hear” the sound of feet moving across the floor.

Available in the material library

168 new materials are available in Lumion 8 Pro. These include:

  • 20 new water presets, each with a specific color and style
  • 17 new soil types, including gravel and pebbles
  • 51 new metal materials
  • 15 new concrete and 23 new stone materials
  • 12 city street sidewalks
  • 10 new wallpapers
  • 1 wet glass (Pro only)

All of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 8 is 1,019.

New objects in the Content Library* (Pro Only)

Breathe life into your designs with 734 new HD objects available in Lumion 8. Catering to interiors, exteriors, landscapes and urban centers, these new objects are purely extravagant in detail, surface shading and texture.

Highly detailed birch and maple trees, for instance, allow for realistic geolocation-based rendering, whether your project is in America, China, Europe or elsewhere. For residential scenes and cities, you can show the hustle and bustle with luxurious sports cars, an animated dog walker and animated bicyclists. When furnishing an interior, there are hundreds of new decoration and food items to instantly give your renders that “lived-in” feel.

Here’s the complete list of what’s new in the Lumion 8 Pro content library:

Available in the content library*

734 new objects are available in Lumion 8 Pro. These include:

  • 74 new tree species from around the globe, including variations in shape and size.
  • 595 indoor objects ranging from high-quality decorations, beds, desks, office and home furnishings, food and drinks and many more.
  • 26 outdoor objects, including satellite dishes, glass awnings, information signs and more.
  • 25 new character poses and animations, including men, women, children, and pets (including a dog).
  • 14 new vehicle models, including HD cars, sports cars and bicycles.

All of the new objects are HD quality, and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 8 content library to 4,395.

*Some content only available in Lumion Pro.

Lumion 7.5 Includes New HD Materials

You can now amp up the authenticity and style of your renders with 52 new high-definition materials, including stone, marble, brick and tiles. These new HD textures can help you apply the finishing touches in creating the perfect render.

Do you have your own favorite materials set? With Lumion 7.5, you can now import your own non-square textures without any distortion. This means cleaner, more attractive renders with your own signature materials and styles!

Lumion 7.5 is a free upgrade for Lumion 7 users.

Lumion 7.3 with LiveSync for Revit

Make changes in Revit® and immediately see them appear live in Lumion!

New in Lumion 7.3: LiveSync® provides a real-time high quality 3D view of your Revit® design. This plugin for Revit® creates a live connection with Lumion, so that changes in Revit® can be previewed in real-time in Lumion.

Live synchronization can help you work faster, for example in the early stages of design, when you are making frequent adjustments to your Revit® model. Lumion 7.3 is a free upgrade for Lumion 7 users.

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Lumion 7.0 Brings Beautiful Renders Within Reach

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Area Lights and Light Strips

The new area light and light strip options provide a broad range of exciting possibilities, allowing you to enhance both interiors and exteriors with lights that go beyond the simple spotlight. Within seconds, you can throw in some cove lighting, add warmth to a room with the subtle lighting of a surface, or simulate daylight shining through a window, all to help clients fully step into the world you’ve created.

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Transparency and Translucency for Materials

Lumion 7 now allows you to apply transparency to materials which is ideal for creating curtains with the light streaming through them. You can also show the layout inside your model by looking into it, through transparent walls.

The new waxiness feature uses a technique called subsurface scattering. It works perfectly on materials like marble to create a waxy-looking translucent surface. In typical Lumion style, this feature can be added and adjusted using just a single slider.

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Weathering

Until now, making material look weathered or aged required an artist to paint textures by hand. Lumion 7 makes this painstaking process a relic of the past. Now, you can create imperfections, impart authenticity, and age materials with a simple click of the mouse.

Remove the look and feel of computer graphics by adding rust to steel, wear and tear on wood, or dirt and moss on stones. The resulting realism makes materials look like they’ve always been there, adding a depth of authenticity that won’t go unnoticed.

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Foliage

With the unique ability to transform simple shapes into realistic foliage, customized leafy hedges can be made of any shape and size you can imagine. Add creeping ivy (and other climbing plants) along entire surfaces like walls or statues. Or add a simple touch of green on the ground. Whether you need to cover whole walls with one of Lumion 7’s nine climbing plant presets, or you’re adding a dash of leafiness to existing materials, you’ll breathe new life into your design.

Create Context Around Your Design

OpenStreetMap (Beta Functionality)

Put your models on the map with OpenStreetMap. This functionality allows you to directly pick a location anywhere on Earth. Lumion then generates corresponding 3D maps by importing 2D data from the OpenStreetMap database.

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Share Online With More
MyLumion® Functionality

Share Images As Well As 360 Degree Panoramas

Previous versions of Lumion allowed you to share panoramas online through MyLumion. Now, using any desktop or mobile device, Lumion 7 allows you to share your design by publishing images directly via MyLumion.

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Publish Video Directly to YouTube

No more fiddling around with saving, transferring, and uploading your videos. Simply start a render job, log into your YouTube account, and directly upload the finished movie from within Lumion. It’s never been easier to share your design videos.

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Work faster

Material Favorites

The addition to Lumion 7 of a favorites function for materials allows you to save most individual materials that you have tweaked to perfection, making it a simple task to retrieve them and use them again. This feature gives you another possibility to reuse materials, in addition to being able to save sets of materials. No more searching for that “just right” touch on your materials in new projects. Simply pull up your favorites or load in a materials set, click, and you’re done!

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Materials

Curtains

20 New curtain presets, each with a specific pattern and transparency.

Aged Materials

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20 New weathered and aged materials, including gold, bronze, silver, leather, plastic, stone and wood.

Leaves

9 New foliage materials (Lumion Pro only).

New Content

The Lumion content library – an invaluable resource for quickly realizing a rich and full visualization of your design – is included with every Lumion purchase. With Lumion 7, the library has been expanded to include a host of new trees, more character models, new lights, and much more.

The addition of new HD content provides objects that are more detailed, have sharper textures, and better surface shading, all with a focus on improving the realism of your designs.

771 new objects are available in the Lumion 7 Pro content library. These include:

  • 172 New tree and plant species from around the globe – Including variations in shape and size.
  • 193 indoor objects – Ranging from kitchen appliances, office furniture, decorative objects, home furnishings and more.
  • 346 outdoor objects– From road signs to garden furniture, park benches, bus stops and many more.
  • 39 New character poses and animations– Including men women and children.
  • 19 New vehicle models – Including Japanese cars and scooters.
  • 2 new light types.

216objects in the indoor and outdoor library categories are HD quality and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 7 content library to 3666.

The Lumion content library – an invaluable resource for quickly realizing a rich and full visualization of your design – is included with every Lumion purchase. With Lumion 7, the library has been expanded to include a host of new trees, more character models, new lights, and much more.

The addition of new HD content provides objects that are more detailed, have sharper textures, and better surface shading, all with a focus on improving the realism of your designs.

771 new objects are available in the Lumion 7 Pro content library. These include:

  • 172 New tree and plant species from around the globe – Including variations in shape and size.
  • 193 indoor objects – Ranging from kitchen appliances, office furniture, decorative objects, home furnishings and more.
  • 346 outdoor objects– From road signs to garden furniture, park benches, bus stops and many more.
  • 39 New character poses and animations– Including men women and children.
  • 19 New vehicle models – Including Japanese cars and scooters.
  • 2 new light types.

216objects in the indoor and outdoor library categories are HD quality and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 7 content library to 3666.

Lumion is fully compatible with:

Software
  • Trimble® Sketchup®
  • Graphisoft ArchiCAD
  • Nemetscheck Allplan
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD®
  • Autodesk® Revit®
  • Autodesk® Maya®
  • Autodesk® 3DS Max®
  • Cinema 4D®

And many more…

Images
  • TGA
  • BMP
  • JPG
  • DDS
  • PNG
  • PSD
Model formats
  • Collada (.DAE)
  • Sketchup(.SKP)
  • Autodesk® (.FBX)
  • Autodesk® (.DWG)
  • Autodesk® (.DXF)
  • 3DS Max® (.MAX)
  • 3DS Max® (.3DS)
  • Wavefront (.OBJ)
Output video formats
  • JPG
  • TGA
  • BMP
  • DDS
  • PNG
  • DIB
  • PFM
  • MP4 (AVC codec)
Output video resolutions
  • 640×360 (480p)
  • 1280×720 (720p)
  • 1920×1080 (1080p)
  • 2560×1440 (1440p)
Output video resolutions
  • 640×360 (480p)
  • 1280×720 (720p)
  • 1920×1080 (1080p)
  • 2560×1440 (1440p)
Output image formats
  • JPG
  • TGA
  • BMP
  • DDS
  • PNG
  • DIB
  • PFM

PRODUCTS

Lumion

Lumion Pro

At a glance

Standard version of Lumion with less content.

Professional version of Lumion includes all content and features.

Input

3D Model import: DWG, DXF, DAE, FBX, MAX, 3DS, OBJ, SKP


(MAX file import requires a 3D Studio Max installation)

Image import: TGA, DDS, PSD, JPG, BMP, HDR, PNG

Lightmap import: E.g. from AutoDesk® 3D Studio Max

2D background sound/music import (WAV)

Video texture (MP4 video as texture)

Output

Output to video (MP4)

Max 2560 x 1440p

Max 2560 x 1440p

Output to image sequence

Max 2560 x 1440p

Max 2560 x 1440p

Output video frame rates

25/30/60/200

25/30/60/200

Output to print resolution images

Max 7680x4320

Max 7680x4320

Output to MyLumion® images, videos and 360 Panoramas

Output to YouTube

Output 360 panoramas for the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Output of depth-maps, normalmaps, lighting map, sky alpha map

Output to real-time fly-through via Lumion Viewer

Output of background music/sound in MP4

Workflow

Scene editor
Easy model placement
Intuitive material editing
Landscape editing and rendering
Advanced sky and cloud rendering
Realistic water rendering

OpenStreetMap import

LiveSync® for Revit®

20 Scene Layers

Movie editor
Intuitive camera animation editor
Animated models
Sun/sky animations
Add title screens, scene and post processor effects
3D output for side-by-side stereoscopic 3D playback

Animation
Animation import (move/rotate/scale animations via FBX files)
Advanced animation (Curved animations, multiple keyframes)
Animated cross section
Sky Drop effect

Background rendering mode

Custom terrain material sets

Custom terrain texture import

Exchange of project files for team use

Merge project files for team use

Content

Model library

Plants and trees (affected by wind)

Transport models (Cars, busses, boats etc)

Exterior models (Street furniture, buildings etc)

Interior models (Furniture, decoration etc)

Animated 3D people

Animated animals (Birds, farm animals, pets, fish)

Children (not animated)

3D people & animal silhouettes

3D animal silhouettes

2D people silhouettes

1229 models

3666 models

High quality animated 3D people from aXYZ Design

119

3D Sound Effects

Ambient sounds (nature, locations, etc)

People

Things (Cars, machines, etc)

123

Title effect styles

14 Basic Styles

27 Styles

Text-in-3D-Scene

Area/Line Lights

Material library

50 terrain materials

8 customizable material types (water, glass, billboard, lightmap etc)

700 stock materials

Materials Favorites

80 PureGlass® stock materials

9 Foliage stock materials

Environment & Weather

28 Landscape types

6 Water types

Customizable weather (Cloud cover, sun position etc)

1 Ocean with waves slider, turbidity, color etc

1 Waterfall material

Effects

Model library

Plants and trees (affected by wind)

Transport models (Cars, busses, boats etc)

Exterior models (Street furniture, buildings etc)

Interior models (Furniture, decoration etc)

Animated 3D people

Animated animals (Birds, farm animals, pets, fish)

Children (not animated)

3D people & animal silhouettes

3D animal silhouettes

2D people silhouettes

High quality animated 3D people from aXYZ Design

Lighting and reflections

Hyperlight® 2 in Photo Mode

Speedray® Reflections

OmniShadow®

Materials - Physically based rendering

PureGlass®

Foliage for materials

Weathering for materials

Transparency for materials

Special effects (101 effects)

3 Examples of falling leaves

48 Examples of fountains and "water walls"

16 Examples of fire effects

20 Examples of smoke effects

5 Examples of dust effects

6 Examples of fog effects

6 Examples of steam effects

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Lumion System Requirements

Lumion requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory. Make sure you look at the requirements below before you buy or upgrade a computer for Lumion.

NOTE: Lumion and Lumion Pro require an internet connection.

Simple designs (minimum requirements)

Examples

A small building/ interior with limited details

Graphics Card

At least 2,000 PassMark points

Graphics card memory

2 GB*

Graphics card examples

GeForce GTX 1050, Quadro K4200

Operating system

64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.

CPU (Processor)

Intel Core i5 with 3.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher

Monitor resolution

Minimum 1600 x 1080 pixels

System memory (RAM)

8 GB with as high a MHz value as possible

Hard drive

Minimum 20 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.

Power supply

Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage

Moderate designs

Examples

Moderately detailed office and residential complexes

Graphics Card

Mid-range graphics card (At least 6,000 PassMark points)

Graphics card memory

6 GB

Graphics card examples

Radeon RX 570, GeForce GTX TITAN

Operating system

64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.

CPU (Processor)

Intel Core i5 with 3.6 GHz base/boost speed or higher

Monitor resolution

Minimum 1600 x 1080 pixels

System memory (RAM)

16 GB with as high a MHz value as possible

Hard drive

Minimum 20 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.

Power supply

Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage

Complex designs (recommended requirements)

Examples

A large park or part of a city, detailed to highly detailed interiors, multi-floor with interiors

Graphics Card

High-end graphics card (At least 8,000 PassMark points)

Graphics card memory

6 GB or more

Graphics card examples

NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6 GB memory), Quadro K6000

Operating system

64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.

CPU (Processor)

Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher

Monitor resolution

Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels

System memory (RAM)

32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible

Hard drive

Minimum 30 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.

Power supply

Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage

Ultra complex designs (recommended requirements)

Examples

A highly detailed city, airport or stadium, highly detailed interiors, multi-floor with interiors

Graphics Card

High-end graphics card (At least 10,000 PassMark points)

Graphics card memory

8 GB or more

Graphics card examples

NVIDIA GTX 2080 Ti (11 GB memory), NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB memory)

Operating system

64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.

CPU (Processor)

Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher

Monitor resolution

Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels

System memory (RAM)

32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible

Hard drive

Minimum 30 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.

Power supply

Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage

*Rendering movies in 4K resolution requires a minimum of 6GB graphics card memory.

Does Lumion support ‘remote desktop’ access?

No, Lumion does not officially support ‘remote desktop’ access, for example via Windows Remote Desktop, WMWare Fusion, VMWare VDI, Citrix/ZenApp, Teamviewer, Nvidia GRID, XenServer, XenDesktop etc.

There are currently no plans to add support for any of these applications.

Some ‘remote desktop’ applications such as TeamViewer might let you start the rendering procedure but navigating around scenes and moving objects etc won’t work as expected. Other ‘remote desktop’ applications such as Citrix and VMWare products will have trouble running Lumion.

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Next Steps

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