What is Lumion?

67 Of the top 100 architect companies in
the world are customers of Lumion.

Fast visualization for 3D modeling software.

Lumion empowers architects to transform their CAD designs
into strikingly beautiful renders in seconds.

Whether you model in SketchUp, Revit, 3ds Max, Rhino or many others, Lumion instantly breathes life into your designs with realistic trees, stylish effects, and thousands of objects and materials from our content library. No training required, and after just 15 minutes, you can learn to create jaw-dropping images, videos and 360 panoramas with lightning-fast speeds.

Accelerated Architectural Visualisation workflows. Live synchronisation with your CAD model! For Revit, Sketchup and now ArchiCAD too!

With LiveSync, you can immediately set up a real-time visualization of your 3D CAD model in Lumion. Change the CAD model’s shape in Revit or Sketchup or ArchiCAD and you’ll see these changes instantly taking place in Lumion’s dynamic, true-to-life environments.

Sync materials and camera views, and enjoy the convenience of an interactive CAD-Lumion workflow that lets you feel the space as you design.

Lumion 8.5 is the world’s fastest 3D rendering software for architects. Turn on LiveSync. Model your design in its real-life, future setting. And enjoy the convenience of a simplified workflow with beautiful results.

What’s new in Lumion 8.5
New LiveSync for ArchiCAD

Accelerate your 3D design workflows by modeling your ArchiCAD project while seeing it in Lumion’s real-time, breathtaking environments. The new LiveSync for ArchiCAD plugin lets you instantly establish a live connection for simultaneous modeling and rendering.

By modeling designs in their future environments, you’ll dive into the creative flow of design development. Solve design problems by exploring how your model interacts with real-life elements such as light and shadow. And enhance presentations by making changes to your model on-the-fly and rendering them immediately, beautifully.

Interior Camera Sync

Lumion 8.5 is now available as a free upgrade
for Lumion 8 or 8.3 users.

Real-time materials synchronization

Feel the rough textures of a weathered brick wall. Take in the aromas of new wood furniture, and remember what it’s like walking barefoot on cold stone tiles in the morning. With LiveSync for ArchiCAD, you can breathe life into the design by applying any of Lumion’s 1000+ high-definition materials to the real-time, synchronized model. As you continue working on the design, you can tweak the material settings exactly to your liking and then save your material layouts for future rendering.

Live point-of-view synchronization

Synchronizing your design and rendering workflow has never been this smooth. When you rotate the view of your building in ArchiCAD, the point-of-view rotates in Lumion. Find that perfect viewing angle, you’ll have the same point-of-view in Lumion. With live point-of-view synchronization, LiveSync in Lumion 8.5 immediately adopts the ArchiCAD camera perspective, helping you work faster and effectively.

Automatic model imports

By starting the LiveSync connection, Lumion automatically imports your ArchiCAD model. Continue working on and modifying your project even after you turn off LiveSync, and easily save the file as an .LS8 for future rendering or development.

Additional outputs for photo rendering

Pull out the depth map. Easily create a sky alpha map, and streamline post-processing with additional outputs when rendering photos. In Lumion 8.5, it’s now possible to render several output types right from Photo mode. You can quickly render a depth map, normal map, lighting map, specular reflection map, sky alpha map or material ID, ideal for fast post-processing work with beautiful, unique results.

Model Sync 2 - Lumion 8.5 - KwaZulu-Natal
Main Graphic Camera Sync 1 - Lumion 8.5 - KwaZulu-Natal
Model Sync 1 - Lumion 8.5 - KwaZulu-Natal
Interior Camera Sync

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