Feel the space with Lumion 7

07 November 2016

Cover surfaces with ivy, add weathering or transparency. Add area lights or light strips. Transform any model into realistic foliage. Place your model on the map with OpenStreetMap.

Recognizing 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.

From good to great

Area Lights and Light Strips

Lumion 7 area lights and strips

The new area light and light strip options provide a broad range of exciting possibilities, allowing you to enhance both interiors and exteriors with lights that go beyond the simple spotlight. Within seconds, you can throw in some cove lighting, add warmth to a room with the subtle lighting of a surface, or simulate daylight shining through a window, all to help clients fully step into the world you’ve created.

Transparency and Translucency for Materials

Waxiness feature

Lumion 7 now allows you to apply transparency to materials which is ideal for creating curtains with the light streaming through them. You can also show the layout inside your model by looking into it, through transparent walls.

The new waxiness feature uses a technique called subsurface scattering. It works perfectly on materials like marble to create a waxy-looking translucent surface. In typical Lumion style, this feature can be added and adjusted using just a single slider.

Weathering

Lumion weathering feature

Until now, making material look weathered or aged required an artist to paint textures by hand. Lumion 7 makes this painstaking process a relic of the past. Now, you can create imperfections, impart authenticity, and age materials with a simple click of the mouse.

Remove the look and feel of computer graphics by adding rust to steel, wear and tear on wood, or dirt and moss on stones. The resulting realism makes materials look like they’ve always been there, adding a depth of authenticity that won’t go unnoticed.

Foliage

Lumion ivy

With the unique ability to transform simple shapes into realistic foliage, customized leafy hedges can be made of any shape and size you can imagine. Add creeping ivy (and other climbing plants) along entire surfaces like walls or statues. Or add a simple touch of green on the ground. Whether you need to cover whole walls with one of Lumion 7’s nine climbing plant presets, or you’re adding a dash of leafiness to existing materials, you’ll breathe new life into your design.

Create Context Around Your Design

OpenStreetMap (Beta Functionality)1

Openstreetmap Lumion 7

Put your models on the map with OpenStreetMap. This functionality allows you to directly pick a location anywhere on Earth. Lumion then generates corresponding 3D maps by importing 2D data from the OpenStreetMap database.

Share Online With More MyLumion®2 Functionality

Share Images As Well As 360 Degree Panoramas

manage my lumion screenshot

Previous versions of Lumion allowed you to share panoramas online through MyLumion. Now, using any desktop or mobile device, Lumion 7 allows you to share your design by publishing images directly via MyLumion.

Publish Video Directly to YouTube

Upload to youtube screenshot

No more fiddling around with saving, transferring, and uploading your videos. Simply start a render job, log into your YouTube account, and directly upload the finished movie from within Lumion. It’s never been easier to share your design videos.

Work faster

Material Favourites

favourite materials

The addition to Lumion 7 of a favourites function for materials allows you to save most individual materials that you have tweaked to perfection, making it a simple task to retrieve them and use them again. This feature gives you another possibility to reuse materials, in addition to being able to save sets of materials. No more searching for that “just right” touch on your materials in new projects. Simply pull up your favorites or load in a materials set, click, and you’re done!

Materials

Curtains

Curtains

20 New curtain presets, each with a specific pattern and transparency.

material aging

Aged Materials

20 New weathered and aged materials, including gold, bronze, silver, leather, plastic, stone and wood.

Leaves and foliage

Leaves

9 New foliage materials (Lumion Pro only).

New Content

The Lumion content library – an invaluable resource for quickly realizing a rich and full visualization of your design – is included with every Lumion purchase3. With Lumion 7, the library has been expanded to include a host of new trees, more character models, new lights, and much more.

Trees and plants

The addition of new HD content provides objects that are more detailed, have sharper textures, and better surface shading, all with a focus on improving the realism of your designs.

771 new objects are available in the Lumion 7 Pro content library. These include:

  • 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.

216 objects in the indoor and outdoor library categories are HD quality and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 7 content library to 3666.

1 For more information about this resource go to OpenStreetMap. The beta functionality includes 3D data but no height or satellite image data.
2 The beta status of MyLumion has been removed.
3 A selection of the total content in Lumion Pro is available in the normal version of Lumion. This will approximate to one third of the total content library.