ApplicationsImages, videos and 360 panoramas
CharacteristicsFast rendering speeds, compatibility with most design software, photorealistic and conceptual results, large objects and materials library, enables quick updates to clients by sending them a link through email, no training is needed.
Lumion is 3D rendering software made especially for architects. For any type of architectural design and project size, Lumion can help to breathe life into a project. The software can be used without training, and faster than many other 3D rendering programs out there. It only requires a 3D model to get started.
Lumion is compatible with the most popular 3D modeling programs. With Lumion’s intuitive scene-building tools, you can give your scene a beautiful, richly detailed environment. Surround an exterior scene with trees, plants, exterior objects, and neighborhood context. Give an interior design beautiful, accurate lighting as well as objects for kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms and more.
House in Krabi, rendered in Lumion 9 by Architiss.
Interior wave lounge, rendered in Lumion 9 by Kamon Tangruen.
With features such as LiveSync, the live synchronization plugin that connects popular modeling programs and Lumion, you can model and render simultaneously, iterating your design while viewing it in Lumion’s scene editor.
LiveSync for Rhino
How to try Lumion:
With the Lumion Free Trial version, you can try the 3D render software for free for 14 days. The Lumion Free Trial comes with only 15% of the content library, and without access to the Lumion Viewer, MyLumion, OpenStreetMap and Panorama Mode. Most other features and effects are available.
- Render images in seconds and movies in minutes
- Tools for fast workflows
- Large content library
- Photorealistic materials library
- No prior training required
- Convincing realistic and artistic effects
- LiveSync for Revit or SketchUp sets up a real-time visualization of your designs
- Helps with project iteration and collaboration
- Ability to model large projects
- Compatibility with most architectural software
|Graphics card||Minimum 8,000 PassMark points, 6GB graphics card memory or more and compatible with DirectX 11 or later.||Minimum 2,000 PassMark points, 2 GB graphics card memory or more and compatible with DirectX 11 or later.|
|OS||64-bit Windows 10||64-bit Windows 10, 8.1, 7 Sp1 or Vista SP2|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher. A lower GHz value may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the Nvidia GTX 1080 and Nvidia Titan X (Pascal). More CPU cores than 4 will not make a difference. CPUs such as the i7-4790K, the i7-6700K or the i7-7700K with 4.0+ GHz are good choices. Xeon CPUs with GHz values lower than 3.4 GHz are not recommended.||Intel Core i5 with 3.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher. Less than 4.0 GHz may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the GTX 1080 and Titan X (Pascal). More cores than 4 will not make a difference.|
|System memory||32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible||8GB (for simple scenes) with as high a MHz value as possible.|
|Monitor resolution||1920x1080 pixels or higher.||Minimum 1600x1080 pixels.|
|Hard drive||30 GB of disk space||20 GB of disk space|
Lumion is fully compatible with:
- Trimble® Sketchup®
- Graphisoft ArchiCAD
- Nemetschek Allplan
- Autodesk® AutoCAD®
- Autodesk® Revit®
- Autodesk® Maya®
- Autodesk® 3DS Max®
- Cinema 4D®, etc.
TGA, BMP, JPG, DDS, PNG, PSD
- Collada (.DAE)
- Autodesk® (.FBX)
- Autodesk® (.DWG)
- Autodesk® (.DXF)
- 3DS Max® (.MAX)
- 3DS Max® (.3DS)
- Wavefront (.OBJ)
Output video formats:
MP4 (AVC codec), JPG, TGA, BMP, DDS, PNG
Output video resolutions:
- 640x360 (480p)
- 1280x720 (720p)
- 1920x1080 (1080p)
- 2560x1440 (1440p)
- 3840x2160 (4K)
Output image formats:
JPG, TGA, BMP, DDS, PNG
Output image resolutions:
- 1280x720 (0.9 Megapixel)
- 1920x1080 (2.1 Megapixel)
- 3840x2160 (8.4 Megapixel)
- 7680x4320 (33.2 Megapixel)