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Rendering Residential Exteriors | Lumion
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Rendering Residential Exteriors | Lumion

  • Use

    Architectural visualization
  • Applications

    Images, videos and 360 panoramas
  • Characteristics

    Fast 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.

More about this product

With the help of Lumion 3D rendering software, you can visualize residential designs and create beautiful exterior renders full of nature, color, texture, entourage, and beauty for a variety of purposes.


Whether for design presentations, internal reviews and more, Lumion can show a home's design in its future setting, whether that’s urban, rural, mountainous, oceanfront, forested and so on. A comprehensive terrain editor lets you shape and mold the terrain to give your design the background it needs.

Lumion 3D Rendering Software
Residential home backyard, rendered in Lumion 9 by Gui Felix.

Materials and Objects

Thousands of models in the content library help you create a lived-in look, helping viewers understand the experience of living in the house. Multiple customizable water materials, ocean tools, and water planes make it easy to include the right water elements surrounding your design. Grasses and nature models, such as trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, rocks and more, ensure that the terrain is accurate.

Lumion 3D Rendering Software
Snow at the Lake House, rendered in Lumion 9 by Gui Felix.

How to Use

  1. Create a setting
    Use the objects library to add life to your design
  2. Add customizable textures and materials
    These will make a residential home design“pop”
  3. Light it up
    With an array of lighting features, you can easily show how light interacts with the building, whether day or night
  4. Add effects
    With Lumion’s effects, it’s possible to give the scene a realistic “Real Sky,” rain and snow effects, soft and fine detail shadow effects, bold outlines, sketch effects, color correction and much more
  5. Render
    Once you’ve built the scene to show your residential design, you’re ready to create beautiful images, videos, and 360 panoramas.

Lumion 3D Rendering Software
Sykesville home, rendering in Lumion 9 by the Lumion Team.

Any architect and designer without any 3D rendering experience can start creating beautiful images, videos, and 360 panoramas in Lumion, quickly and without the need for formal training.

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