What do you get when you buy Lumion?

When you buy Lumion, you receive a Standard or Pro version that you can keep. A single license is usable on any number of computers, by any number of people. Simultaneous use (running Lumion on multiple computers at the same time) is limited by the number of seats you buy.

Every year, you can expect one major (paid) upgrade. Otherwise, you will remain on the previous version. There are also one or two minor upgrades per year, which are free for users of the most recent version of Lumion. E.g. You bought Lumion 8. The upgrade(s) to Lumion 8.x will be free, but Lumion 9.0 will be a paid upgrade.

OVERVIEW

DescriptionLumion StandardLumion Pro
DescriptionStandard version of Lumion with limited library
content and features.Ideal for smaller architecture
and design businesses.
Professional version of Lumion with all content
and features.Ideal for all professional architecture
and 3D visualization studios.
Perpetual floating licenseA single Lumion license is yours to keep.
You can install it on any number of computers,
by any number of people. Simultaneous use
(running Lumion on multiple computers at the same time)
is only limited by the number of seats you have.
A single Lumion license is yours to keep.
You can install it on any number of computers,
by any number of people.Simultaneous use
(running Lumion on multiple computers at the same time)
is only limited by the number of seats you have.

IMPORT

DescriptionLumion StandardLumion Pro
3D model importCollada (.DAE)
SketchUp® (.SKP)
Autodesk® (.FBX)
Autodesk® (.DWG)
Autodesk® (.DXF)
3DS Max® (.MAX)
3DS Max® (.3DS)
Wavefront (.OBJ)
Collada (.DAE)

SketchUp® (.SKP)
Autodesk® (.FBX)
Autodesk® (.DWG)
Autodesk® (.DXF)
3DS Max® (.MAX)
3DS Max® (.3DS)
Wavefront (.OBJ)

Image importTGA
DDS
PSD
JPG
BMP
PNG
TGA
DDS
PSD
JPG
BMP
PNG
Lightmap import: E.g. from AutoDesk®
3D Studio Max
2D background sound/music (WAV)
Model and material variation options

OUTPUT

DescriptionLumion StandardLumion Pro
Output image formatsJPG

TGA

BMP

DDS

PNG

JPG

TGA

BMP

DDS

PNG

Output image resolution1280×720 (0.9 Megapixel)

1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel)

3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel)

7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel)

1280×720 (0.9 Megapixel)

1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel)

3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel)

7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel)

Output video formatsMP4 (AVC codec)

JPG

TGA

BMP

DDS

PNG

MP4 (AVC codec)

JPG

TGA

BMP

DDS

PNG

Output video resolution640×360 (480p)

1280×720 (720p)

1920×1080 (1080p)

2560×1440 (1440p)

3840×2160 (4K)

640×360 (480p)

1280×720 (720p)

1920×1080 (1080p)

2560×1440 (1440p)

3840×2160 (4K)

Output video frame rates25/30/60/20025/30/60/200
Output to image sequenceMax 3840 x 2160pMax 3840 x 2160p
Output to MyLumion® 360 Panoramas
Output 360 panoramas for the Samsung Gear VR
and Oculus Rift
Output of Depth Maps, Normal Maps,
Lighting Maps, Sky Alpha Maps, Reflection Maps
and Material ID Maps
Output of sound in MP4

OBJECT LIBRARY

DescriptionLumionLumion Pro
Object library
•Plants and trees (affected by wind)
•Transport models (cars, buses, boats etc)
•Exterior models (street furniture, buildings etc)
•Interior models (furniture, decoration etc)
•Animated 3D people
•Animated animals (birds, farm animals, pets, fish)
•Children (not animated)
•3D people & animal silhouettes
•3D animal silhouettes
•2D people silhouettes
1,796 models5,259 models
High-quality animated 3D people,
some of which are from aXYZ Design
143 characters
3D sound effects
Ambient sounds (nature, locations, etc)
People
Things (Cars, machines, etc)
123 sound effects
Title effect styles14 basic styles27 styles
Text-in-3D-Scene
Area/Line lights
Material library
•50 terrain materials
•8 customizable material types
(water, glass, billboard, lightmap etc)
•Materials favorites
81 PureGlass® stock materials
13 customizable 3D grass materials
10 furry materials
9 leaf stock materials
20 water presets
HD Materials from Poliigon252 Poliigon materials252 Poliigon materials
Environment & weather
•42 landscape types
•6 water types
•Customizable weather (cloud cover, sun position etc)
•Ocean with waves slider, turbidity, color etc
•Waterfall material

WORKFLOW & LIVESYNC

DescriptionLumionLumion Pro
Scene editor
•Easy model placement
•Intuitive material editing
•Landscape editing and rendering
•Advanced sky and cloud rendering
•Realistic water rendering
•LiveSync® for SketchUp®
•LiveSync® for Revit®
•LiveSync® for ArchiCAD®
•LiveSync® for Rhino 6®
Upgraded OpenStreetMap import
20 Scene Layers
Movie editor
•Intuitive camera animation editor
•Animated models
•Sun/sky animations
•Add title screens, scene and post processor effects
•3D output for side-by-side stereoscopic 3D playback
Animation
•Animation import
(move/rotate/scale
animations via FBX files)
•Advanced animation
(Curved animations, multiple keyframes)
•Animated cross section
•Sky Drop effect
Background rendering mode
Custom terrain material sets
Custom terrain texture import
Exchange of project files
for team use
Merge project files
for team use

EFFECTS

DescriptionLumionLumion Pro
Movie and photo effectsStyles Button, Sky Light 2, 2-Point perspective, Time warp, Sun study, Titles, Cartoon, GlobalIllumination, Smart sharpen, Painting, Depth of field, Lens flare, Watercolor, Sketch, Manga, Handheldcamera, Contrail, Fisheye, Chromatic Aberrations, White Balance, Selective Saturation, Analog color lab, Oil painting, Pastel sketch, Blueprint, Material highlight, Autumn Generator effect, Animate Spotlight, Colors effect, Styrofoam effect, Color correctionStyles Button, Sky Light 2, 2-Point perspective, Time warp, Sun study, Titles, Cartoon, GlobalIllumination, Smart sharpen, Painting, Depth of field, Lens flare, Watercolor, Sketch, Manga, Handheldcamera, Contrail, Fisheye, Chromatic Aberrations, White Balance, Selective Saturation, Analog color lab, Oil painting, Pastel sketch, Blueprint, Material highlight, Autumn Generator effect, Animate Spotlight, Colors effect, Styrofoam effect, Color correction
Movie effectsMove, Advanced Move, Sky Drop, Mass Move (curved), Motion blur, Fade in/out, Titles, WindMove, Advanced Move, Sky Drop, Mass Move (curved), Motion blur, Fade in/out, Titles, Wind
Pro only effectsReal Skies, 3d Grass, Atmospheric rain and snow, Fur materials, Outline effect, Soften hard edges, Tilt shift, Variation control, Measuring tools,(including Grid object), Speedray® Reflections
Hyperlight® 2
in Photo and Video as an effect
OmniShadow®
Materials
Physically based rendering
Weathering for materials
Transparency for materials
PureGlass®
Foliage for materials
Special effects: 104 effects3 types of falling leaves, 48 types of fountains and “water walls”, 16 types of fire effects, 20 types of smoke effects, 5 types of dust effects, 6 types of fog effects, 6 types of steam effects

MISCELLANEOUS

DescriptionLumion StandardLumion Pro
LanguagesEnglish (default language), Chinese, Chinese (TW), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Spanish (ES), TurkishEnglish (default language), Chinese, Chinese (TW), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Spanish (ES), Turkish
Internet connection required

COMPARISON

DescriptionLumionLumion Pro
Floating licenses
Real Skies
Customizable 3D Grasses
Atmospheric rain and snow
Furry materials
Hand-drawn outline effect
Soften hard edges
Tilt Shift
Model and material
variation options
Measuring tool and grid object
Speedray™ Reflections
PureGlass®
Foliage for materials
OpenStreetMap import
Area lights and line lights
Model library1,796 models5,259 models
High quality animated
3D people from aXYZ Design
Only Standard Models143 characters
Ambient sound effectsNo Sound Effects123 Sound Effects
In-scene 3D Text effect
Advanced 3D Title EffectsNo Title effect27 Title effects
12 built-in fonts
Support for custom fonts
Merge project files
(for projects with multiple users)
Output to real-time
fly-through via Lumion Viewer
Main movie Sound effect
Output of sound in MP4