Lumion System Requirements

It’s important for us that you have accurate information about the computer you will need to have a smooth and fun Lumion 10 experience. As a 3D rendering program, Lumion is different from other CAD software as it relies primarily on having an excellent graphics card. This is especially important for Lumion’s high-end features.

Please check the requirements below to find out if your PC can give you a good Lumion experience. You can also find information about where to start if you are looking to purchase a new PC.

Minimum Requirements

A PC with this hardware is not recommended,
as it would only be able to handle simple scenes, such as:
A small park or residential building with Lumion models
and textures.
Please note that this configuration will not be capable of smoothly handling Lumion’s high-end features. We recommend upgrading if you find that your computer is close to these minimum requirements.
Graphics card Graphics card scoring a G3DMark of 6,000 or higher
Graphics card memory 3 GB* or more
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit**
CPU (processor) Intel/AMD processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2000 or higher
Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels***
System memory (RAM) 16 GB or more
Hard drive SATA3 SSD hard drive
Hard drive space Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
New PC purchase considerations If you are considering the purchase of a new PC, we do not recommend using these minimum requirements.
To get the most out of Lumion, we recommend to start with our recommended requirements.

Recommended Requirements

A PC with this hardware can handle complex designs
and scenes, such as:
A large park or part of a city.
A large home with detailed interiors made up of several
models and HD textures.
A detailed landscape with a few highly detailed components.
Graphics card Graphics Card scoring a G3DMark of 10,000 or higher
Graphics card memory 6 GB or more
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit**
CPU (processor) Intel/AMD Processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2000
or higher
Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels***
System memory (RAM) 16 GB or more
Hard drive NVME m.2 Hard Drive
Hard drive space Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where
the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
New PC purchase considerations If you are considering the purchase of a new PC for Lumion, we recommend that it has at least the hardware listed above.

High-End Requirements

A PC with this hardware can handle ultra complex designs
and scenes with several high-end features, such as:
A highly detailed city, airport or stadium.
A highly detailed multi-floor building with interiors
made up of many models and HD textures.
A very detailed landscape using several high-end features.
Graphics card Graphics Card scoring a G3DMark of 16,000 or higher
Graphics card memory 11 GB or more
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit**
CPU (processor) Intel/AMD Processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2500 or higher
Screen resolution Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels***
System memory (RAM) 64 GB or more
Hard drive NVME m.2 Hard Drive
Hard drive space Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)

Will Lumion run on your laptop PC?

Lumion requires a PC with a fast NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with at least 2GB memory. If your laptop PC has a slow graphics card with less memory, or, if it only has an Intel HD graphics card, then your laptop PC is unsuitable for Lumion. The result will be graphics errors and driver crashes if you try to use Lumion. Please click here to see if you can run Lumion on your laptop PC.

Which graphics card do you need?

Click here to find out which graphics card your PC has.

Click here to see how fast your graphics card is compared to other graphics cards.

Minimum graphics card requirements

  • DirectX 11 compatible.
  • Minimum 2,000 PassMark points.
  • Minimum 2GB dedicated graphics card memory.

Please click here for more information about graphics cards.

Does Lumion support ‘remote desktop’ access?

No, Lumion does not officially support ‘remote desktop’ access, for example via Windows Remote Desktop, WMWare Fusion, VMWare VDI, Citrix/ZenApp, Teamviewer, Nvidia GRID, XenServer, XenDesktop etc.

There are currently no plans to add support for any of these applications.

Some ‘remote desktop’ applications such as TeamViewer might let you start the rendering procedure but navigating around scenes and moving objects etc won’t work as expected. Other ‘remote desktop’ applications such as Citrix and VMWare products will have trouble running Lumion.