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Find out what is new in Lumion 2.2

This video shows most new features in Lumion 2.2 and the features in Lumion 2.2 Pro. This takes architectural visualization, rendering to the next level with the brand new scene viewer mode, advanced output for compositing/post-processing purposes and  more. See what is new in Lumion 2.2 in this video:

Whats new in Lumion 2.2

Also new in Lumion 2.2 :

  • Save and load complete scenes as a single file from any folder or network drive. (Pro only)
  • Save/load your own custom Standard materials. (Pro only)
  • Import your own textures for use with the Lumion terrain. (Pro only)
  • New high-quality animated 3D people (Pro only)
  • New Contrail aircraft effect (Pro only)
  • 3 new framerate options for movie renderings: 25/60/200FPS, as well as a new high-resolution movie output mode: WQHD 2560×1440. (Pro only)
  • Export of G-buffer maps for compositing purposes (Pro only)
  • Realistic shore looks than before with wet rocks and beautiful shimmering sand.
  • New effects such as Fisheye CameraChromatic AbberationsWhite Balance and Selective Saturation help you achieve the desired look on your renderings.
  • Collada exporter for AutoDesk® Revit now also supports AutoDesk® Revit 2013

Find out what is new in Lumion 3D 2.0

Just one year after the initial release of Lumion, Act-3D lifts the quick and easy tool for architecture visualization to the next level. [video_left][video_frame] [iframe url="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lKAopBMOfsg?rel=0"  width="572" height="312"] [/video_frame] [video_text] [h3]Whats is Lumion 3D[/h3] [/video_text][/video_left] Numerous of drastic improvements have been made, from the addition of indoor lighting to new post processor effects and content!

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New importers

The importing system has been extended with support for AutoDesk® DWG and DXF file formats. Additionally, a special COLLADA plugin for AutoDesk® Revit has been included. Last but not least, significant performance and memory optimizations make importing of even complex 3D content faster than ever before.

Indoor & Outdoor Lighting

Lumion 2 will take visualization indoors by providing quick and easy tools for interior lighting. The new lighting features allow users to create an amazing atmosphere for indoor visualizations. To achieve believable indoor lighting, the entire material and shading system is updated for enhanced realism. Not only does the new lighting improve indoor visualizations, it also raises the bar for outdoor visualizations because of the improvement in overall lighting.

Amazing Skies (Even at Night)

The new lighting also allows users the opportunity to create nighttime visualizations. To make this possible Lumion 2 will include a completely re-engineered sky rendering system. The new sky system now includes 3 cloud layers, different cloud shapes and a spectacular spectrum of colors. At night the sky transforms into a magical spectacle of stars, complete with a realistic moon and special night sky colorization and cloud lighting.

Animation

Several new animation effects will make it much easier to animate objects. In Lumion 2 you can now create curved paths instead of being restricted to strictly linear paths as in the first version of Lumion. This is great for animating vehicles, people and even parts of your design. Lumion 2 also provides an easy to use editor for cross section animations and items can be dropped from the sky into place. Normally effects like these are difficult to set up. Lumion 2.0 makes complex tasks easier than ever.

New Content

To complement the indoor lighting there will be a content pack available for Lumion 2.0. The new pack contains more than 160 furniture models and around 90 other objects such as waving flags and new vehicles.The existing character pack will be extended with several high quality 3D people. For the lighting, there will be a completely new library of light types and even lampposts which can easily be placed in any scene.Future service packs will extend existing libraries. New materials will expand all the other object libraries.

Engine and editor optimizations

Lumion 2 knows tons of big and small engine and editor improvements, increasing performance and useability. Improved tonemapping, Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, lighting and shadows create even more realistic images and videos.

Lumion Basic vs Lumion Ultimate

Both Lumion Basic and Ultimate contain the new improved engine and performance optimizations, as well as all the new importing facilities. All the above-mentioned functionality and content is available in Lumion Ultimate. Lumion Basic provides the new functionality as separate plug-ins. The table below shows an overview of the new functionality in Lumion Basic and Lumion Ultimate:

Find out what is new in Lumion 2.2

This video shows most new features in Lumion 2.2 and the features in Lumion 2.2 Pro.

Find out what is new in Lumion 2.0

Just one year after the initial release of Lumion, Act-3D lifts the quick and easy tool for architecture visualization to the next level.

Numerous of drastic improvements have been made, from the addition of indoor lighting to new post processor effects and content!

lumion 2 editor

New importers

The importing system has been extended with support for AutoDesk® DWG and DXF file formats.

Additionally, a special COLLADA plugin for AutoDesk® Revit has been included.

Last but not least, significant performance and memory optimizations make importing of even complex 3D content faster than ever before.

Indoor & Outdoor Lighting

Lumion 2 will take visualization indoors by providing quick and easy tools for interior lighting.

The new lighting features allow users to create an amazing atmosphere for indoor visualizations. To achieve believable indoor lighting, the entire material and shading system is updated for enhanced realism.

Not only does the new lighting improve indoor visualizations, it also raises the bar for outdoor visualizations because of the improvement in overall lighting.

Amazing Skies (Even at Night)

The new lighting also allows users the opportunity to create nighttime visualizations.

To make this possible Lumion 2 will include a completely re-engineered sky rendering system.

The new sky system now includes 3 cloud layers, different cloud shapes and a spectacular spectrum of colors. At night the sky transforms into a magical spectacle of stars, complete with a realistic moon and special night sky colorization and cloud lighting.

Animation

Several new animation effects will make it much easier to animate objects.

In Lumion 2 you can now create curved paths instead of being restricted to strictly linear paths as in the first version of Lumion. This is great for animating vehicles, people and even parts of your design. Lumion 2 also provides an easy to use editor for cross section animations and items can be dropped from the sky into place. Normally effects like these are difficult to set up. Lumion 2.0 makes complex tasks easier than ever.

New Content

To complement the indoor lighting there will be a content pack available for Lumion 2.0. The new pack contains more than 160 furniture models and around 90 other objects such as waving flags and new vehicles.The existing character pack will be extended with several high quality 3D people.

For the lighting, there will be a completely new library of light types and even lampposts which can easily be placed in any scene.Future service packs will extend existing libraries. New materials will expand all the other object libraries.

Engine and editor optimizations

Lumion 2 knows tons of big and small engine and editor improvements, increasing performance and useability. Improved tonemapping, Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, lighting and shadows create even more realistic images and videos.

Lumion Basic vs Lumion Ultimate

Both Lumion Basic and Ultimate contain the new improved engine and performance optimizations, as well as all the new importing facilities. All the above-mentioned functionality and content is available in Lumion Ultimate. Lumion Basic provides the new functionality as separate plug-ins.

The table below shows an overview of the new functionality in Lumion Basic and Lumion Ultimate: