Lumion – Stunning visualizations in seconds
Lumion offers what architects could only dream about for years!
If you are an Architect or 3D artist you will be pleased to discover what you can achieve with this rendering software.
Visualization/rendering software should not feel like an extra job, it should just be there for you when you need it and it needs to deliver results without effort. We provided a user interface that is designed around you. Complex tasks look easy. The most important goal is to let you do jobs yourself which usually require expensive specialists. That is amazing by itself but on top of that we use renders in real-time, meaning you can view the end result instantly. It supports models created in Sketch-up, 3DS Max, Maya and most other 3D design software. You can run it next to your existing software. Just fire it up and have an image or movie of your work in 5 minutes.
A different kind of software
This revolution redefines how you use software. Regardless of the difficulty of the task at hand it makes it feel easy. Extensive user testing combined with GPU technology was used to create a new level of usability. The graphics engine is designed for instant visualization. Just import your models and Lumion makes them look good. No effort. No waiting. “theater mode“ allows you to us it as a 3D viewer for easy flytroughs of complex 3D models in real-time. Its also includes a stunning arsenal of high quality content. A huge library of plants, trees, people, cars, animals, landscapes, buildings, materials and more provides you with everything you need to make movies and images stand out.
Materials and lights
The software comes with a extensive material library to quickly provide your models with realistic appearances. Need changes in your model? Update your model with a single click in Lumion and all materials are automatically applied to the updated model. Materials combine perfectly with the sophisticated lighting system. This system simulates daylight, fog and sky color. Creating good looking images was never this easy. Also IE type of light can be used to also render interiour and night scenes.
Recommended System for Lumion
- Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
- 2GB system memory
- 1GB Graphics memory
- NVIDIA GeForce 260 or equal performing 3D card
Supported file formats
- Textures: BMP, DDS, PSD, PNG, TGA
- Models: MAX(Requires 3DS Max installation), DAE, FAB,
- FBX, OBJ, 3DS, DXF
- Most tools such as Sketch-up and Maya allow exporting to one of these formats
Supported output format
- MP4, BMP, JPG
Lumion includes a very large library of materials, people, animals, trees, plants, buildings, street furniture, landscapes, cars, boats, roads and more…
Its available s in 3 edition.
- Lumion 2.x Free – is the demo version with limited functionality and content.
- Lumion 2.x – the entry level version
- Lumion 2.x Pro – the top level version with all functionality and content.