LUMION 12

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Render the story of your design

Lumion is visualization software made for architects.

No matter your experience with rendering, Lumion helps you create a story about your design that will captivate and inspire. Iterate and share your vision exactly as you imagine it — full of beauty, atmosphere and emotion.

A building doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The setting, its environment, the subtle details — they all matter to bring your design to life. To create atmosphere. To give spaces a sense of scale and possibility.

With Lumion, you can create a world of context and capture the details of life that show the full potential of your design.

Simply tap into your imagination and Lumion helps you express your vision for the project. You can reveal the rough textures of your building materials or show the elegance of glass facades. Make soft winds blow through the trees or create a sunset and illuminate your interiors. Render the serene atmosphere of a lazy Sunday morning or the buzz of a Saturday night in the city. 

Whatever the emotion you want to convey, you can render it with ease.

What’s new in Lumion 12

Discover how Lumion invites joy into rendering

Render the story of your design

Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function. It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.

Illuminate the life in your designs

With Lumion 12 Pro, it’s easier than ever to illuminate the atmosphere in your designs and show their most remarkable elements in their best light.

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

The new volumetric spotlight effect lets you cast a visible beam of light throughout your scene, adding atmosphere and dimension for a beautiful, cinematic ambiance.

With a wide range of applications, you can use the volumetric spotlights effect to illuminate interiors, exteriors and even pools, giving spaces more depth and realism.

Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function. It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.

Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function. It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.

Light color temperature (Kelvin)

Set the mood with a new ambient light color tool. Using the Kelvin scale, which measures colors from warm (3000K) to cold (7000K), you’ll illuminate interiors with a cozy and inviting mood and create exterior lighting with a crisp and invigorating feeling.

Capture the subtle details of life

In Lumion 12, the smallest details matter. With new surface decals, license plates and a diverse content library of materials, objects, characters and nature items, you can bring your design to life with surprising detail.

Surface decals (Pro only)

The new volumetric spotlight effect lets you cast a visible beam of light throughout your scene, adding atmosphere and dimension for a beautiful, cinematic ambiance.

With a wide range of applications, you can use the volumetric spotlights effect to illuminate interiors, exteriors and even pools, giving spaces more depth and realism.

License plates

Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function. It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.

New fine-detail nature (Pro only)

Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function. It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.

New objects, characters and materials

570 new library items (some Pro only*)

Reveal the real-life experiences that people will have when interacting with your design. Show how a room’s furniture imparts a certain mood, how trees and nature can make your design more vibrant. With Lumion’s vast content library, you can make any space feel unique, full of personality and colorfully intimate. New additions include:

86 pieces of stylish furniture for interiors and exteriors, including sofas, seats, tables and much more

• 31 garden items, including a new garden category

• 15 new transportation items, which can be localized with license plates

• Solar panels, a solar heater and an electric car charger

• More modern televisions, computers and other devices

• New static people in lifelike poses and new character animations

• Assorted objects such as wall art, garage items and lived-in beds

All of the new objects are HD quality, specifically developed and fully optimized for Lumion. The new additions bring the total number of library assets in the Lumion 12 Pro content library to 6,903*.

65 new materials

Materials can make buildings feel alive, opening up your senses and giving character and personality to spaces. In Lumion 12, you can find 65 new materials with a wide range of choices:

• Acoustic foam• Corrugated steel sheets
• Cardboard• Tile patterns
• Solar panels• Sandstone blocks
• Tactile paving• Reed roofing
• Cork• Other roofing and shingles
• Bricks• Stone and wood
• Concrete

• And many more

Many of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via surface decals, weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 12 Pro is 1,357.

Enjoy a simpler, more intuitive workflow

Over the years, Lumion has become widely known for its ease of use, allowing rendering to become as seamless and intuitive as possible for architects. Lumion 12 builds on this guiding principle and puts even more focus on the user experience with a simplified, fluid workflow. The entire program is faster and smoother, allowing for inspiration to drive the creative process.

LiveSync for
Autodesk FormIt Pro

Lumion LiveSync creates a real-time connection between Lumion’s detail-rich, lifelike environments and the most popular 3D modeling and CAD programs. Now, in Lumion 12, the range of LiveSync plug-ins has been extended to include Autodesk FormIt Pro, a fluid 3D sketching environment that provides a seamless connection from concept design to BIM for less rework.

Improved OpenStreetMaps (Pro Only)

Show your design in its real-life context. Render an entire cityscape. The elevations of its terrain. And all the minor details that make up the landscape around it. The OpenStreetMaps feature takes another leap forward in Lumion 12, allowing you to better control, rotate and import the surrounding topography for your project.

Improved scene building experience

With Lumion 12, rendering is cleaner, smoother and more efficient. It’s now easier to drag and drop your 3D models, navigate the vast content library, create object collections and organize your imported models and groups of your favourite items.

Top new features in Lumion 12

  • Orthographic view
  • Animated phasing (Pro only)
  • Volume fire (Pro only)
  • Micro shadows form spotlights
  • Metallic car shader (Pro only)
  • New objects (Pro only)
  • OSM satellite (Pro only)
  • Rain streaks (Pro only)
  • Improved grass lighting
  • New materials
  • Custom IES spotlights
  • RAL color picker
  • LiveSync for BrisCAD
  • High quality theater preview
  • Artistic panorama effects
  • Basic tutorials for new users
  • Updated user interface
  • Other workflow improvements

Express the flavor of your designs

With Lumion 11, rendering is an integrated part of the design process, an activity that emboldens your craft and inspires your vision for the final result.

 

Volumetric spotlights

With Lumion 12 Pro, it’s easier than ever to illuminate the atmosphere of your designs and cast their most remarkable elements in their best light. The new volumetric spotlight effect lets you cast a visible beam of light throughout your scene, adding atmosphere and dimension for a beautiful, cinematic ambiance.

Surface decals

Give your visualizations a touch of character with 142 new surface decals. In just a click, you’ll transform walls and other surfaces with imperfections and wall art, including watermarks, exposed brick, moss, chalk drawings, paint markings, road markings, potholes and much more.

At each stage of the design process, the new orthographic view feature in Lumion 11 lets you embed life, color and texture into all of your technical renderings. Make exciting, lively plans, sections, elevations and isometric views in just a few clicks, and maintain continuity with your other renderings without having to rely on other software.

With the new animated phasing effect, you can show the process behind your project’s development or construction through the power of animation. Apply different transitions, make parts of your building appear and disappear and highlight what makes your building creative and unique.

Breathe the nuances of life into your designs

There is something about life you just can’t design in CAD. Maybe it’s the unpredictability. The energy. Beauty. Whatever it is, one thing is for certain — life is full of feeling.

With Lumion, you can render the beauty of life into your work. It’s simple to render the mood of a rainy day. Render lazy Sunday mornings. Render a New York minute or the peace of the countryside.

Rain streaks (Pro only)

In Lumion 11 Pro, the new rain streaks option, as part of the Precipitation effect, captures the peaceful atmosphere of sitting inside and watching the rain. With only a slight movement of the slider, dozens of dynamic, intelligent raindrops move down glass surfaces, a gripping detail that would otherwise take hours to get right.

Volumetric fire (Pro only)

The soft glow of fire tends to draw people together, and in Lumion 11 Pro, you can tap into the warm and welcoming atmosphere of fire with the new volumetric fire object. Simply add the new fire to cast a feeling of coziness and warmth to your interior and exterior renders, creating an uplifting mood that naturally attracts your audience into the space.

Animated phasing (Pro only)

With the new metallic car shader in Lumion 11 Pro, the cars in your renders take on an impressive realistic quality, making them barely distinguishable from the real thing.

Custom IES spotlights

With the new custom IES spotlights in Lumion 11, simply upload Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) lighting profiles to recreate the exact lighting arrangement you need, illuminating the best parts of your project.

RAL color picker

Lumion 11 now features a RAL color picker to ease your color selection and accurately connect it to the European color standard.

High-quality theater preview

It takes only a click to turn on the high-quality preview in Lumion Theater Mode and the Lumion Viewer, bringing you even closer to the final look and feel of your rendering before you actually hit the render button.

Volumetric fire (Pro only)

First time using Lumion? No worries! For over a decade, architects have celebrated Lumion as a stunningly simple learning experience, and building on that theme, Lumion 11 now features an in-program tutorial for new users to help reduce (and virtually eliminate) the already-short learning curve of Lumion.

Animated phasing (Pro only)

  • Updated user interface
    Enjoy a logical and intuitive flow as you work.
  • Updated color picker
    Selecting the right colors for your project is simpler and more intuitive.
  • Custom value input
    Enter custom values when crafting your scene and rendering
  • Proxies for better FPS
    Get the most performance out of Lumion 11 when building large and complex scenes

Real-time rendering with LiveSync for BricsCAD

Lumion LiveSync lets you create a seamless, real-time rendering connection between the leading CAD programs and Lumion.

With LiveSync, it’s possible to get a feeling of your work-in-progress model immersed in its natural environment, cast under photorealistic skies and lifelike weather, and illuminated with diverse lighting conditions.

Lumion LiveSync continues to extend to new CAD packages as part of its functionality, and the latest in this long list of real-time rendering possibilities is LiveSync for BricsCAD, available in Lumion 11.

OSM satellite maps (Pro only)

Render an entire real-life city. The elevations of its terrain. And all the minor details that make up the landscape around it. The OpenStreetMaps feature takes another leap forward in Lumion 11 Pro to include beautifully detailed satellite maps. With the new 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.

Artistic panorama effects

In Lumion 11, you can now apply several artistic effects to your 360 panoramas, which you can experience on a mobile phone, tablet or many common VR headsets.

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