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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 10

Lumion is 3D rendering software made especially for architects.

Do you have a 3D model of your design that you want to quickly bring to life? Lumion helps you do that. Lumion conveys your design by unveiling its beauty in its final setting. You can do it yourself, quickly and without specialized training. This is why 72% of the top architect companies around the
world choose Lumion.

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

Lumion 10 Features

Packed with amazing new features including High-quality preview, Fine-detail Nature (Pro only),  Displacement mapping, Real Skies at night (Pro only), Aurora Borealis (Pro only), Photo Matching (Pro only), Heightmaps for OSM (Pro only), AI Artist Styles, New objects, New materials, Paint placement, Custom materials library, Landscape cutter, Ease in/out control for movie clips, Improved object library and Improved DWG import.  

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Lumion 10 – Quick Overview Tutorial

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

With Lumion you can create images in seconds and videos in just a couple of hours. Anyone can sit down with Lumion and within 20 minutes learn how to create videos, images and 360 panoramas. In this video Mike Brightman shows how easy Lumion 10 is to use!

What's new in lumion?

Lumion 10 builds on the tradition of making 3D rendering a stress-free part of architectural workflows. Simply imagine how you want to show your design and Lumion 10 can help you quickly bring that vision to life.

Others will be able to see the beauty of what you created, conveyed in its living environment.   With new features and tools, it’s easier than ever to communicate residential and commercial exteriors in their richly detailed settings, cast interiors in a beautiful interplay of light and shadow, and develop living environments for landscapes and cityscapes. Ten versions of Lumion. A decade of reliable, intuitive rendering software.  Made especially for you — the architect.

1.  High Quality Preview

Unveil the beauty of your design before rendering. The new high-quality preview in Lumion 10 lets you see the highest quality preview of your project before you render. You can experience how the effects in Photo, Movie or Panorama mode will impact the final result, empowering confidence and saving time when making changes to lighting, shadows, materials and camera positions.

With high-quality preview , what you see is what you get. Accurate. Reliable. Beautiful.

2.  Fine-detail Nature (Pro only)

The 62 new Fine-detail Nature models in Lumion 10 are the most detail-rich, beautiful 3D tree and
plant models available in the Lumion content library.  With trees, bushes, shrubs and more, these models will visually enrich your scene with life. They can help you imagine the feeling of leaves fluttering in the wind or the rough texture of bark. Place one in front of a home, building or park design, and others will see how your design connects with its living environment.
*The new Fine-detail Nature models are much richer than the standard nature models and other trees you can find in Lumion. As a result, they will make your project heavier and can slow down the render speed. We recommend using the Fine-detail Nature models sparingly. Use them for that perfect image from the perfect angle!

3. Displacement mapping

When surfaces contain relief and detail, the materials and your entire design come to life. With the addition of displacement mapping to 167 materials in Lumion 10, your audience will be able to feel the grain of your chosen wood, the rough surface of bricks, the bumpy texture of gravel.

Beautiful renders…

4. Real Skies at night (Pro only)
5. Aurora Borealis (Pro only)
6. Photo Matching (Pro only)
7. Heightmaps for OSM (Pro only)
8. AI Artist Styles
9. New objects
10. New materials.

…within reach

11. Paint placement
12. Custom materials library
13. Landscape cutter
14. Ease in/out control for movie clips
15. Improved object library
16. Improved DWG import

364 new objects in the Content Library (Pro only)*

New Materials – Along with the displacement mapping that was added to 133 current materials, you can find 34 new, beautifully realistic materials

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

Lumion Standard has limited content and features. Ideal for smaller architecture and design businesses.

Lumion PRO includes all content and features. Ideal for all profesional architecture and 3D visualisation studios.

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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.

Minimum Requirements

A PC with this hardware is not recommended, as it would only be able to handle simple scenes, such as: A small park or residential building with Lumion models and textures. Please note that this configuration will not be capable of smoothly handling Lumion’s high-end features. We recommend upgrading if you find that your computer is close to these minimum requirements.

Graphics Card

Graphics card scoring a G3DMark of 6,000 or higher

Graphics card memory

3 GB or more. (Rendering movies in 4K resolution requires a minimum of 6 GB)

Operating system

Windows 10 64-bit (Lumion can run on 64-bit Windows 7 and 8.1, but is not officially supported it as Microsoft has discontinued their support of these operating systems.)

CPU (Processor)

Intel/AMD processor scoring a single-thread CPUMark of 2000 or higher

Monitor resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels. (Your screen resolution may be higher than 1920 x 1080; however, this will impact Lumion performance)

System memory (RAM)

16 GB or more

Hard drive

Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.

Power supply

Click here to see which power supply you need (minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)

Recommended Requirements

A PC with this hardware is not recommended, as it would only be able to handle simple scenes, such as: A large park or part of a city. A large home with detailed interiors made up of several models and HD textures. A detailed landscape with a few highly detailed components.

Graphics Card

Graphics card scoring a G3DMark of 10,000 or higher

Graphics card memory

6 GB or more

Operating system

Windows 10 64-bit (Lumion can run on 64-bit Windows 7 and 8.1, but we cannot officially support it as Microsoft has discontinued their support of these operating systems.)

CPU (Processor)

Intel/AMD processor scoring a single-thread CPUMark of 2000 or higher

Monitor resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels. (Your screen resolution may be higher than 1920 x 1080; however, this will impact Lumion performance)

System memory (RAM)

16 GB or more

Hard drive

Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.

Power supply

Click here to see which power supply you need (minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)

High-End Requirements

A PC with this hardware is not recommended, as it would only be able to handle simple scenes, such as: A highly detailed city, airport or stadium. A highly detailed multi-floor building with interiors made up of many models and HD textures. A very detailed landscape using several high-end features.

Graphics Card

Graphics card scoring a G3DMark of 16,000 or higher

Graphics card memory

11 GB or more

Operating system

Windows 10 64-bit (Lumion can run on 64-bit Windows 7 and 8.1, but we cannot officially support it as Microsoft has discontinued their support of these operating systems.)

CPU (Processor)

Intel/AMD processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2500 or higher

Monitor resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels. (Your screen resolution may be higher than 1920 x 1080; however, this will impact Lumion performance)

System memory (RAM)

64 GB or more

Hard drive

Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.

Power supply

Click here to see which power supply you need (minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)

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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