There's a Lumion to suit everyone.

Lumion 3D is available in two versions to suit a range of budgets and requirements.

Lumion Standard

Offering a lower cost solution, Lumion Standard delivers a similar set of visualisation tools to those found in the pro version; minus any of the collaborative or sharing functionality and a reduced content library.

Lumion Pro

Featuring an incredible suite of visualisation tools, scene sharing and export functionality for multi user collaboration and a library of over 2500 models, Lumion Pro is our ultimate visualisation solution.

Please see the table below for a full comparison of features and content
Version Comparison

Version Comparison

Lumion and Lumion Pro have all the features you'd expect from a high quality commercial 3D visualisation tool. These include:

  • Image import: TGA, DDS, PSD, JPG, BMP, HDR, PNG
  • Lightmap import: E.g. from AutoDesk® 3D Studio Max
  • 2D background sound/music import (WAV)
  • Video texture (MP4 video as texture)
  • Extensive Materials and Models library
  • Environment and Weather
  • Scene Editor
  • Animation, movie, special FX

Compare the different Lumions

 
Lumion
Lumion 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 library 1,796 models 5,259 models
High quality animated 3D people from aXYZ DesignOnly 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
What's New

What's New In Lumion 9

Lumion has always set out to define what rendering should be: fast and stress-free with exceptional results. Now, with Lumion 9, you won’t just feel the space. You’ll instantly breathe life into your project while capturing photorealistic environments faster than ever before.

Add the one-touch Real Skies to cast a new light on your scene and instantly create a beautiful, unique setting for your designs. Let realistic rain communicate cozy spaces, which you can now decorate with furry rugs and fluffy blankets. For the true-to-life garden shot, apply the new Customizable 3D Grass materials and you’ll almost feel the freshly cut lawn beneath your feet.

New streamlined scene-building tools help you create complex environments in minutes. Add to the improved workflow, Lumion’s jaw-dropping rendering speed and outstanding images and videos are within your reach, on all your projects. Use Lumion 9 to show the true beauty of your designs and form genuine connections with your clients.

Sky Light 2 and Real Skies (Real Skies are Pro only)

Instant, beautiful skies to take your breath away. With 39 Real Skies and their pre-configured Sky Light settings in Lumion 9, it takes a single click to give your design the perfect clear blue morning, stormy afternoon or unforgettable sunset.

Change the sky and your design’s entire lighting changes with it, putting you within reach of an awe-inspiring render in literally seconds.

Real Skies Tutorial

Customizable 3D Grass (Pro only)

Spice up your landscape designs and add a variety of realistic grasses to your parks, gardens, lawns and any other surfaces with the new Customizable 3D Grass materials in Lumion 9.

3D Grass Tutorial

Atmospheric Rain and Snow (Pro only)

Express the real feeling of your designs with the new Atmospheric Rain and Snow. With just a click, you can create everything from the light drizzle to a full-blown downpour, the winter flurry to a whiteout blizzard. The Atmospheric Rain and Snow is located under the Precipitation effect in Photo and Movie mode.

Rain & Snow Tutorial

THE TOUCH, SMELL AND FEEL OF ENGAGING ARCHITECTURAL RENDERS

New highly realistic 3D grasses and fur textures heighten the beauty of your designs, drawing your audience into the project with details that they can easily imagine touching, smelling and hearing.

Furry materials (Pro only)

Soft to the touch. Colorful and fluffy. For the ultra-comfy blanket or rug, the new furry material provides charm and warmth to any surface in any space.

112 Realistic new materials

With 122 highly realistic, new materials in Lumion Pro, including almost 100 textures from the well-renowned Polygon, it’s easier than ever to quickly convert the blank skeleton of your 3D model into a lively scene teeming with color, depth and feeling.

88 new high-definition materials from Poliigon.com in the Indoors, Outdoors and Rock category:

  • 7 new fabrics including cashmere, muslin and printed rugs.
  • 6 new curtain materials.
  • 6 new plaster materials.
  • 14 new marble stone materials.
  • 8 new brick materials.
  • 5 new concrete materials.
  • 8 new metal materials.
  • 4 new roofing materials.
  • 8 new cobblestone stone materials.
  • 15 new wood materials.
  • 7 new rock materials.

New 3D Grass category with 14 highly detailed 3D Grass Materials.

New Fur category with 10 highly detailed Fur Materials.

And several others…

All of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 9 is 1,120*

New objects in the Content Library* (Some Pro Only)

Infuse your designs with the energy of real-life, lived-in spaces and wild environments with 634new HD objects available in Lumion 9. These new objects include, but are not limited to:

  • 91 newtrees, plants and rocks from around the globe, including variations in shape and size
  • 459 indoor objects ranging from high-quality kitchen appliances, seating, desks, storage items and other home furnishings
  • 5 outdoor objects, including apartment blocks and outdoor furniture
  • 30 new, high-quality animated 3D people, including men, women, elderly people, bicyclists and more
  • 10 new vehicle models, including HD cars, sports cars and SUVs

*Lumion contains about one-third of the total library content, while Lumion Pro contains the full library

All of the new objects are HD quality, and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 9 content library to 5,259 *.

QUICKLY BUILD BELIEVABLE ENVIRONMENTS FOR UNBELIEVABLE RENDERS

Lumion 9 raises the bar on the speed and ease of building context around your model. Features like LiveSync enable simultaneous, real-time rendering with popular modeling programs including Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD and, now, Rhino.

Lumion 9 also comes with a host of other features and hundreds of new content library updates. And no matter if you’re working on the simple residential house, the dense garden or the massive cityscape, the enhanced beginner workflows, streamlined scene-building tools and lean library of Lumion 9 will help you go from blank 3D model to mind-blowing render in record time.

LiveSync for Rhino

With the new LiveSync for Rhino in Lumion 9, you can simultaneously model and render, visualizing changes in real-time. Sync camera perspectives and materials while continuing to develop the shape and form of the model, and experience your design in a whole new way as you’re creating it.

LiveSync is only available for Rhino 6.

Rhino LiveSync Tutorial

Updated OpenStreetMap

Need urban context, fast? In Lumion 9, OpenStreetMap has gone through a major update to bring you higher quality city context at faster speeds than before.

Openstreetmap Tutorial

Lean scene-building workflow

The fastest rendering engine just got a boost into high gear. Natural and intuitive scene building. One-touch controls for quickly adding objects, materials, effects and more. From zero to beautiful render in record time.

New UI Tutorial

Save Groups

Save the perfect table arrangement, load the picturesque bedroom. Your favorite object arrangements and groups are uniquely yours, saved now and forever!

Save Groups Tutorial

Intuitive Object Placement

Placing objects is now more intuitive, easier and faster. Smart object technology via easy-to-use hotkeys can help ensure the right object placement while saving you valuable time and streamlining your scene building processes.

Placement Tutorial

Updated Import edges

Take it to the edge. In Lumion 9, the edges of your models can be imported as separate material assignments. This way, you can easily create wire-frame models and highlight the outlines of interior and exterior geometry. Supports edges from SketchUp (.SKP & .DAE) + 2D lines from 3ds Max (.FBX & .MAX)

Automatic file recovery

When your computer crashes, there’s no need to lose your mind. In Lumion 9, you can rest assured that your Lumion file is safe and sound with the new automatic file recovery feature.

What's New In Previous Versions

What's New In Lumion 7

Recognising that not all buildings need to be pristine or perfect, Lumion 7 easily transforms sterile walls and statues into realistic living surfaces with foliage, imperfections, and natural weathering. These new features remove the coldness of computer-generated imagery by seeking out edges, roughness, and other properties of natural materials to make them look like they’ve been around a while.

Cover materials with leaves or add weathering, aging and transparency. Add light strips or area lighting, transform a wall into thousands of leaves or have ivy creeping from the ground up, all with the click of a button. Even professional visualization artists would have a hard time creating these features, which in Lumion 7 are now simple tasks.

Below is a full list of the new features and content included with Lumion 7.
(Some of the features and content listed below are only avaialble in Lumion 7 Pro)

New Features & Workflow Enhancements

  • Area light and light strip
  • Transparency and translucency for materials
  • Weathering
  • Foliage
  • OpenStreetMap (Beta Functionality)
  • Share still images & 360 degree panoramas online with MyLumion
  • Publish your videos directly to YouTube
  • Material Favorites

Enchanced Content Library

  • 172 New tree and plant species from around the globe, including variations in shape and size.
  • 193 indoor objects ranging from kitchen appliances, office furniture, decorative objects, home furnishings and more.
  • 346 outdoor objects - from road signs to garden furniture, park benches, bus stops and many more.
  • 39 New character poses and animations, including men women and children.
  • 19 New vehicle models, including Japanese cars and scooters.
  • 2 new light types.

Enchanced Material Library

  • 20 New curtain presets, each with a specific pattern and transparency
  • 9 New foliage materials
  • 20 New weathered and aged materials, including gold, bronze, silver, leather, plastic, stone and wood.

For full detials of all the features listed above please click on the link below.

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What's New In Lumion 6

Image quality is what distinguishes a great presentation from a good one. That’s why materials, reflections, shadows and lighting have been taken to a new level in Lumion 6. These features and hundreds of other improvements have been enabled by a major overhaul of Lumion's render engine. The results are now more compelling and realistic than ever. Discover some of the exciting new features below.

  • PureGlass®
  • Speedray™ Reflections
  • Hyperlight® 2
  • OmniShadow™
  • Improved Materials Surfaces
  • Wet Asphalt
  • Faster rendering
  • New Portfolio Management Option in MyLumion®
  • Improved interoperability with other 3D CAD software
  • Enhanced Depth of Field effect
  • Autumn Generator effect
  • Animated Spotlight Colors effect
  • Styrofoam effect
  • Curved Paths in Mass Move effect
  • Improved Sky Realism
  • 20 Animated Variations on 3D people
  • 77 New Plants
  • 135 New Trees
  • Animated 3D People Silhouettes
  • People-in-Transport-Models option
  • 20 New Sounds

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What's New In Lumion 5.7

MyLumion Mode
  • New MyLumion mode: This mode allows you to export up to seven 360 degree panoramas per Lumion seat. The panoramas can be accessed on internet-enabled PCs, phones and tablet devices. It includes a new viewpoint editor in Lumion so that you can switch from one exported panorama to another by clicking on viewpoint icons in the published panorama project. Please note that MyLumion is a Beta service which means that it is still under development. Projects rendered to MyLumion.com using Lumion 5.7 and Lumion Pro 5.7 will be stored online until 1st January 2016. After November 2015 you can no longer make MyLumion projects. For more information, please see the Frequenty Asked Questions on MyLumion.com
  • Please note that the Text Simple object as well as parts of some trees/plants are currently rendered multiple times from different angles on MyLumion panoramas. This is a known issue.
Movie Mode
  • Mass Move effect: The new Toggle Dual Direction button makes it possible to toggle the direction of the animated objects as well as to enable lane traffic in opposite directions.
  • Mass Move effect: The new Toggle Cars/People/Imported Objects button allows you to specify which object categories should be affected by the path animation.
Build Mode
  • New Resource Monitor: This is located in the top right corner and displays the amount of graphics card memory that is in use as well as the total available graphics card memory.
Model Library
  • New Japanese flag (in Outdoor > Assorted category).
  • 15 new plants, flowers and grass models (Lumion Pro only - in Nature category).

Learn more

 

What's New In Lumion 5

Lumion 5.0 builds on Lumion's key strengths, introducing a wide range of new content, features and workflow enhancements. The following features are included in both Lumion Pro and Lumion Standard editions:

  • 123 New Physically-Based Materials
  • New Improved Materials Interface
  • 5 New Artistic Effects
    • Oil Painting Effect
    • Pastel Sketch Effect
    • Analogue Color Lab
    • Blueprint Effect
    • Material Highlight Effect
  • Mass Placement
  • Mass Move Effect
  • 100 Photos
  • Multiple Movie Clip Sequences
  • Five Render Quality Options
  • Faster Rendering
  • Volumetric Sunlight
  • Water Plane Reflections
  • New Skin Rendering
  • New Exporter for McNeel's Rhinoceros (Rhino)

Learn more

Lumion 5.0 Product comparison

The below illustrates the difference in new features between Lumion 4.0 Pro and Lumion 4.0 Standard editions:

  Lumion® 5 Lumion® 5 Pro
Hyperlight® in Photo Mode  
New high resolution animated characters *** 73
New trees and plants *** 190

*** A selection of the total content in Lumion Pro will be made available the normal version of Lumion. This will approximate to one third of the total content library.

Input & Output

Input formats

Model Import
  • Trimble® Sketchup®
  • Graphisoft ArchiCAD
  • Nemetscheck Allplan
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD®
  • Autodesk® Revit®
  • Autodesk® Maya®
  • Autodesk® 3DS Max®
  • Design Express®
  • Cinema 4D®
  • And many more…
Supported Input Models
  • Collada (.DAE)
  • Autodesk® (.FBX)
  • Autodesk® (.DWG)
  • Autodesk® (.DXF)
  • 3DS Max® (.MAX)
  • 3DS Max® (.3DS)
  • Wavefront (.OBJ)
  • SketchUp (.SKP)
Supported Input Images
  • TGA
  • BMP
  • JPG
  • DDS
  • PNG
  • PSD
  • HDR
  • You can import lightmaps

Output formats

Output video formats
  • Image sequence: JPG, TGA, BMP, DDS, PNG, DIB, PFM
  • MP4 (AVC codec)
Output video resolutions
  • 640×360 (480p)
  • 1280×720 (720p)
  • 1920×1080 (1080p)
  • 2560×1440 (1440p)
Output image resolutions
  • 1280×720 (0.9 Megapixel)
  • 1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel)
  • 3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel)
  • 7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel)
System Requirements

System Requirements

Simple designs (minimum requirements)
Examples A small building/interior with limited details
Graphics card At least 2,000 PassMark points
Graphics card memory 2 GB*
Graphics card examples GeForce GTX 1050, Quadro K4200
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i5 with 3.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1600 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 8 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 20 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage
Moderate designs
Examples Moderately detailed office and residential complexes
Graphics card Mid-range graphics card (at least 6,000 PassMark points)
Graphics card memory 6 GB
Graphics card examples Radeon RX 570, GeForce GTX TITAN
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i5 with 3.6 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1600 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 16 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 20 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage

Complex designs (recommended requirements)
Examples A large park or part of a city, detailed to highly detailed interiors, multi-floor with interiors
Graphics card High-end graphics card (at least 8,000 PassMark points)
Graphics card memory 6 GB or more
Graphics card examples NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6 GB memory), Quadro K6000)
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 30 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage
Ultra complex designs
Examples A highly detailed city, airport or stadium, highly detailed interiors, multi-floor with interiors
Graphics card High-end graphics card (at least 10,000 PassMark points)
Graphics card memory 8 GB or more
Graphics card examples NVIDIA GTX 2080 Ti (11 GB memory), NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB memory)
Operating system 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 SP1 with all updates installed.
CPU (Processor) Intel Core i7 with 4.0 GHz base/boost speed or higher
Monitor resolution Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels
System memory (RAM) 32 GB with as high a MHz value as possible
Hard drive Minimum 30 GB of disk space on the drive that the Windows User Account is located on.
Power supply Minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage


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