NEW IN LUMION 8
Capture your architectural vision in the best possible light
The Styles Button is the power of Lumion 8 brought together. Just press it, select a style. In an instant you get a stunning image with a backbone of balanced light, depth and realism.
Visualize creativity like never before with the new Sky Light daylight simulator and the soft and fine shadow enhancements. Turn them on and watch as the foliage and grass become dramatically photorealistic. See the shadows beneath tables and shelves become subtle and soft. Notice as people, plants and buildings suddenly look like they belong where they are.
Workflow power for faster, better results
Lumion 8 also helps you clearly communicate architectural designs with the new “hand-drawn” outline feature. Achieve a true-to-life appearance by softening the hard edges of structures and furnishings, simulate a maquette with tilt shift, and render videos in eye-opening 4K resolution.
You can also set one option next to the other and decide which one you prefer with variation control effect. Group objects together for easy scene-building, and benefit from many other enhancements like a curved mass placement function, a new measurement tool and better layer effects.
TOP NEW FEATURES IN LUMION 8
- Styles – Just push the button!
- Sky Light daylight simulator
- Soft and fine shadows
- Hand-drawn outline effect (Pro only)
- Mass placement for curved shapes (landscapers rejoice!)
- 150+ new HD materials (Some Pro only)
- New HD objects – pets, cyclists and more (Some Pro only)
- Render video in 4K resolution
No more hunting around for the right effects. Gone are the days of meticulously balancing sliders. Once you dress up your 3D model with Lumion materials and objects, just click the Styles Button and select an interior or exterior style. In an instant your design becomes a beautiful render with a carefully balanced effects combination.
Render right away, or personalize the style in minutes. Create a look that’s all your own with a workflow that’s faster than ever.
Ready to render? If you haven’t added the Sky Light effect, then…well…no. Maybe not. Because it’s the one technology developed especially for Lumion 8 to heighten your image’s sense of environment, realism and depth.
Sky Light is an advanced, daylight simulator for softening and dispersing the scene’s environmental lighting. Used in combination with Soft Shadows and Fine Detail Shadows, it strengthens the real-life interplay of these elements. Watch as the foliage and trees become photorealistic, and discover as people, buildings and landscapes suddenly look like they belong where they are.
Soft and fine shadows
Designing and rendering realistic shadows may be one of the most difficult things you can do. Until now.
In Lumion 8, you can inject realism into your render by turning on the Soft Shadows and the Fine Detail Shadows as part of the Shadow effect. Instantly, the shadows become softer, the penumbras grow. Hundreds of fine detail shadows are enriched and a realistic sense of depth permeates the image.
You’ll feel yourself smile as you view your unbuilt design looking uncannily like the real thing.
Hyperlight for videos
Hyperlight is a power-booster for improved lighting quality and accuracy. With Lumion 8, you can now apply the Hyperlight effect when rendering videos. Whether for interior or exterior animations, the updated Hyperlight effect dresses your animation in a strikingly realistic mesh of environmental and artificial light. Watch as the materials and textures “pop.” See buildings, people and foliage cohere with their surroundings. And improve realism in a flash with Hyperlight for videos.
Personalize your render with new and improved effects
Hand-drawn outlines (Pro Only)
Lumion 8 makes it easy to clearly communicate the form of your design with the “hand-drawn” outline effect. Apply it together with photorealistic, sketch or artistic effects to draw a focus to your building’s general shape and form. It’s the bones of your design, rendered beautifully and easily.