This latest version is packed with exciting new features. Learn how to use Lumion 11 and about the new features in this video below
New Features: Express the flavour of your designs
With Lumion 11, rendering is an integrated part of the design process, an activity that emboldens your craft and inspires your vision for the final result.
At each stage of the design process, the new orthographic view feature in Lumion 11 lets you embed life, colour and texture into all of your technical renderings. Make exciting, lively plans, sections, elevations and isometric views in just a few clicks, and maintain continuity with your other renderings without having to rely on other software.
Animated phasing (Lumion Pro only)
With the new animated phasing effect, you can show the process behind your project’s development or construction through the power of animation. Apply different transitions, make parts of your building appear and disappear and highlight what makes your building creative and unique.
Breathe the nuances of life into your designs
There is something about life you just can’t design in CAD. Maybe it’s the unpredictability. The energy. Beauty. Whatever it is, one thing is for certain — life is full of feeling.
With Lumion, you can render the beauty of life into your work. It’s simple to render the mood of a rainy day. Render lazy Sunday mornings. Render a New York minute or the peace of the countryside.
Rain streaks (Lumion Pro only)
In Lumion 11 Pro, the new rain streaks option, as part of the Precipitation effect, captures the peaceful atmosphere of sitting inside and watching the rain. With only a slight movement of the slider, dozens of dynamic, intelligent raindrops move down glass surfaces, a gripping detail that would otherwise take hours to get right.
Volumetric fire (Lumion Pro only)
The soft glow of fire tends to draw people together, and in Lumion 11 Pro, you can tap into the warm and welcoming atmosphere of fire with the new volumetric fire object. Simply add the new fire to cast a feeling of coziness and warmth to your interior and exterior renders, creating an uplifting mood that naturally attracts your audience into the space.
Metallic car shader (Lumion Pro only)
With the new metallic car shader in Lumion 11 Pro, the cars in your renders take on an impressive realistic quality, making them barely distinguishable from the real thing.
Rendering life into your designs means more than visualizing four walls and roof. It means revealing the real-life experiences that people will have when interacting with your design. It means showing how a room’s furniture imparts a certain mood, how trees and nature can communicate an emotion.
There are 401 new objects available in Lumion 11 Pro, including:
• 61 fine-detail nature models
• 177 interior models
• 49 people and animals (some animated)
• And many others…
All of the new objects are HD quality, and the new additions bring the total number of items in the Lumion 11 Pro content library to 6,224*.
63 new materials
Fabric that’s soft between your fingers. Coarse asphalt underneath your feet. The smell of leather, the sound of wood. Beautiful renders do more than communicate the material choices in your project; they ignite all the senses.
With 63 new materials in Lumion 11, you can immerse your clients into a sensory experience, igniting memories of touch, smell, sound and sight.
The new high-quality materials in Lumion 11 include:
• 17 wood floors and sidings
• 3 sandstone tiles
• 5 carpets
• 2 asphalts
• 5 bricks
• 2 snow
• 3 slate panels
• And many others…
Many 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 11 is 1,292*.
Lumion fits right into your current architecture workflows and practices, from the very first sketches of form and shape to the final creation of your design documentation. Lumion is easy to learn and easy to use, making the process of rendering a satisfying, enjoyable experience.
Custom IES spotlights
With the new custom IES spotlights in Lumion 11, simply upload Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) lighting profiles to recreate the exact lighting arrangement you need, illuminating the best parts of your project.
RAL colour picker
Lumion 11 now features a RAL color picker to ease your color selection and accurately connect it to the European color standard.
High-quality theatre preview
It takes only a click to turn on the high-quality preview in Lumion Theatre Mode and the Lumion Viewer, bringing you even closer to the final look and feel of your rendering before you actually hit the render button.
Basic tutorials for new users
First time using Lumion? No worries! For over a decade, architects have celebrated Lumion as a stunningly simple learning experience, and building on that theme, Lumion 11 now features an in-program tutorial for new users to help reduce (and virtually eliminate) the already-short learning curve of Lumion.
Other workflow improvements
Updated user interface Enjoy a logical and intuitive flow as you work.
Updated color picker Selecting the right colors for your project is simpler and more intuitive.
Custom value input Enter custom values when crafting your scene and rendering
Proxies for better FPS Get the most performance out of Lumion 11 when building large and complex scenes
Lumion is an integrated part of the design process, providing speed and inspiration as you go from an idea to a constructed building or landscape.
Real-time rendering with LiveSync for BricsCAD
Lumion LiveSync lets you create a seamless, real-time rendering connection between the leading CAD programs and Lumion.
With LiveSync, it’s possible to get a feeling of your work-in-progress model immersed in its natural environment, cast under photorealistic skies and lifelike weather, and illuminated with diverse lighting conditions.
Lumion LiveSync continues to extend to new CAD packages as part of its functionality, and the latest in this long list of real-time rendering possibilities is LiveSync for BricsCAD, available in Lumion 11.
OSM satellite maps (Lumion Pro only)
Render an entire real-life city. The elevations of its terrain. And all the minor details that make up the landscape around it.
The OpenStreetMaps feature takes another leap forward in Lumion 11 Pro to include beautifully detailed satellite maps. With the new OSM satellite maps, the real-world terrain, rivers, farmland, and more are all available, from all over the world, in just a click as you download the OpenStreetMap for your building location.
With Lumion 10.5, available now, it’s even easier to elevate the beauty of the ‘great
outdoors’ surrounding your architectural design with 67 new high-quality models for
gardens, backyards, landscape designs and other outdoor spaces.