Breathe life into rendering
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.
Lumion breathes life into rendering, making the process simple and enjoyable from the moment you import your model until you render out a beautiful image, video or 360 panorama.
It helps to show the beauty and personality in your project, and it makes the experience of your design visible for everyone to see, long before the project actually gets built.
With every iteration and last-minute client presentation, Lumion energizes your professional output, brings joy to the rendering process, and helps you, the architect, focus on what really matters to you.
What’s new in Lumion 11
Discover how Lumion invites joy into rendering
Top new features in Lumion 11
- 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.
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.
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.