ApplicationsImages, videos and 360 panoramas
CharacteristicsFast rendering speeds, compatibility with most design software, real-time rendering, photorealistic and conceptual effects, large objects and materials library, fits within any workflow or practice, simple user experience, no training is needed
With the right tools, architectural rendering can feel like a part of the design process, an activity that emboldens your craft and inspires your vision for the final result. Lumion breathes life into rendering, making the process simple and enjoyable from the moment you import your model until you render out a beautiful image, video or 360 panorama. It helps to show the beauty and personality in your project, and it makes the experience of your design visible for everyone to see, especially your clients.
With every iteration and last-minute client presentation, Lumion smoothly slides right into your current design process, creating a uniquely satisfying workflow. You will enjoy yourself as you surround your design with majestic mountains, idyllic waterfronts, captivating forests, energetic cities, and sleepy suburbs. Whatever you imagine for your design, Lumion makes it a simple and even joyful process to capture the aesthetic, the sensations and the emotions of your project. Lumion — beautiful renders within reach.
Express the flavor of your designs
With Lumion, rendering is an integrated part of the design process, an activity that emboldens your craft and inspires your vision for the final result.
New features such as orthographic views reduce the effort needed to create plan and section views full of life, color and your own unique flavor. With animated phasing, you can show how the parts of your building connect and interact, creating a dance and a dialogue with the viewer.
Breathe the nuances of life into your designs
There is something about life you just can’t design in CAD. Maybe it’s the unpredictability. The energy. Beauty. Whatever it is, one thing is for certain — life is full of feeling.
With Lumion, you can render the beauty of life into your work. It’s simple to render the mood of a rainy day. Render lazy Sunday mornings. Render a New York minute or the peace of the countryside.
Capture the character of spaces with the large content library
Rendering life into your designs means more than visualizing four walls and roof. It means revealing the real-life experiences that people will have when interacting with your design. It means showing how a room’s furniture imparts a certain mood, how trees and nature can communicate emotion. In Lumion, you can take advantage of over 6,000 models in the content library, including fine-detail nature objects, interior and exterior furnishings, cars, and people, and much more.
With over 1,250 materials in Lumion, you can immerse your clients into a sensory experience, igniting memories of touch, smell, sound, and sight. Fabric that’s soft between your fingers. Coarse asphalt underneath your feet. The smell of leather, the sound of wood. Beautiful renders do more than communicate the material choices in your project; they ignite all the senses.
Enjoy a simpler rendering workflow
Lumion fits right into your current architecture workflows and practices, from the very first sketches of form and shape to the final creation of your design documentation. Lumion is easy to learn and easy to use, making the process of rendering a satisfying, enjoyable experience.
First time using Lumion? No worries! For over a decade, architects have celebrated Lumion as a stunningly simple learning experience, and building on that theme, Lumion features an in-program tutorial for new users to help reduce (and virtually eliminate) the already-short learning curve of Lumion. An intuitive interface helps you get the job done, quickly, and innovative effects help capture incredible detail with surprising simplicity.
Easily craft your vision of the project
Lumion is an integrated part of the design process, providing speed and inspiration as you go from an idea to a constructed building or landscape.
With Lumion, it’s easy to convey how your design will translate into real-life experiences, and how the interaction between people, setting, and architecture ignites a range of meaningful emotions in your viewers and clients.
Lumion is fully compatible with almost every 3D and CAD program
The idea behind Lumion is widespread compatibility to ensure that simple and fast architectural visualization is available to every architect and designer, no matter the 3D or CAD modeling software they use. Everything is designed to save you time. With LiveSync, Lumion’s real-time rendering feature, you can create a live connection between Lumion and the major CAD programs. Even if LiveSync isn’t available for your CAD software, you should still be able to enjoy seamless import, model reimport, and compatibility.
When you’re rendering with Lumion, you’re never rendering alone. Whether you have a question about a feature or you need to talk to a real person to solve an issue, the Customer Care team is ready to help. With a Lumion license, you get more than one of the top rendering programs in the architecture field. You gain access to the fast and friendly global Customer Care team for all your technical and license questions. Support is available Monday through Friday (in English). Want to explore Lumion with someone who speaks your local language? You can contact one of the 47 trusted Lumion partners that operate in 153 countries.
Image Credit: Angello Marques Arquitetura e Design