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Render Technical Guide - Landscape Architecture | Lumion
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Render Technical Guide - Landscape Architecture | Lumion

  • Use

    Architectural visualization
  • Applications

    Rendered images, videos, and 360 panoramas
  • Characteristics

    Fast 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

More about this product

While landscape architecture covers a diverse range of project subject areas, from city parks and residential neighborhoods to university and corporate campuses and other built environments, projects within this field generally have one thing in common — they are all teeming with life.

Lumion | Landscape Architecture | Model provided by Beehive & King Crab.

Model provided by Beehive & King Crab.

Perhaps it’s the way the wind rustles the leaves in the botanical gardens you’ve designed, or how the mood of your project changes depending on the weather, the season, or even the time of day. Landscape architecture is dynamic; it’s alive.

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So when it comes to visualizing your landscape architecture projects, Lumion 11 can help quickly bring them to life. Lumion easily fits within any practice or firm size, creating a uniquely satisfying workflow and making it easy to create beautiful renders, from the very first design ideation stages to the final presentation.

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Including OpenStreetMap satellite maps, fine-detail nature models, improved grass lighting, a metallic car shader, and more, Lumion 11 guides the design and rendering process and lets you craft your vision of the project, down to the very last detail.

OSM satellite maps

Render an entire real-life city. The elevations of its terrain. And all the minor details that make up the landscape around it.

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The OpenStreetMaps feature takes another leap forward in Lumion 11 Pro to include beautifully detailed satellite maps. With OSM satellite maps, the real-world terrain, rivers, farmland, and more are all available, from all over the world, in just a click as you download the OpenStreetMap for your building location.

Beautiful landscapes and grasses

You take off your shoes and almost feel the wet grass between your bare toes, the individual blades tickling the bottoms of your feet. In Lumion 11, the improved grass lighting technology helps connect your building design to the earth where it stands, turning the visual thrill of your renderings into a sensory one.

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Without any effort required from you, all the grass materials, including the customizable 3D grass and the landscape grass, look as if they’re softer and more representative of real-life landscapes.

Richly detailed nature and vegetation

Rendering life into your project means more than showing the elements of the design and surrounding context. It means revealing a residential neighborhood design in a wild forest of ginkgo balboas or Canadian poplars. It means communicating a public space’s potential when planted with mulberry or maidenhair trees.

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When you need to go beyond photorealism and ignite the emotion in your designs, the Lumion 11 content library makes it easy to craft the unique environment of the project’s real-life setting.

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In total, the Lumion 11 Pro content library contains 6,224 models, including thousands of nature items that range from conifers and palms to flowers, plants, grasses, leafless trees, pieces of forest wood, and more. The content library also includes animated and static 3D men, women, children, and pets, as well as outdoor furniture, cars and transport models, lighting objects, volumetric fire, and other models to easily build urban and rural contexts.

Real-time rendering with LiveSync

Lumion LiveSync lets you feel the beauty and life of your landscape architecture projects while you’re working in your CAD or 3D modeling software. With just a click of the button, you can create a seamless, real-time rendering connection between the leading CAD programs and Lumion, including SketchUp, Revit, ArchiCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, and BricsCAD.

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Model design by Pixel-Head Studio.

With the help of LiveSync for your landscape or urban projects, it’s possible to get a feeling of your work-in-progress model immersed in materials that feel real, cast with photorealistic lighting and lifelike shadows, and conveyed in a realistic setting.

Enjoy a more satisfying workflow when rendering with Lumion 11

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.

Whether you design parks, gardens, residential areas, or other public places, Lumion breathes life into landscape rendering, making the process simple and enjoyable from the moment you import your model until you render out a beautiful image, video, or 360 panoramas.

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You can render the serenity of a building in the wild. Render a New York minute with all of its movement and hustle. Render lazy Sunday mornings, render rainy afternoons. Render the pale light of winter or the heavy heat of summer. Render a change of your mind, render at every scale.

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