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The easiest, fastest and most reliable visualization solution for AEC professionals.


Lumion is an essential tool for everyone who wants to visualize their building designs. It produces impressive, high quality videos very quickly and is extremely easy to master.

Customers in over 90 countries around the world use Lumion. They include architects, designers, engineers, BIM modellers and universities.

Lumion is now seen as the leading software in its class because it has redefined the process of making 3D visualizations. It has also become an essential part of the BIM toolkit for many AEC professionals.




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51 of the top 100
Architect companies in the world are now
customers of Lumion.

Revit and Lumion

Rhino and Lumion

AllPlan and Lumion

Lumion and Microstation

ArchiCAD and Lumion

3D Studio Max and Lumion

Architectural Visualization with SketchUp

VectorWorks and Lumion in Architectural Visualization

"Lumion workflow is simple. It typically won’t take you more than an hour to add all the objects and adjust textures."
American Landscape Architecture Magazine

This is what great workflow looks like

Lumion works wonders by enabling you to iteratively improve your model over time. Even after you've imported your model and built your Lumion scene, you can quickly update your model and import the changes into Lumion with a single mouse-click.

  • Export plug-ins are available for Archicad and Revit
  • Direct export of Sketchup (.skp) files
  • Many file types including .DAE, .FBX, .SKP and .DWG files can be imported into Lumion from many CAD software packages

Top 5 reasons why people buy Lumion

1. You can do it yourself

Lumion enables anyone to create movies and images without any prior training. This means you can do everything yourself and you do not have to spend time or money on external visualizations. Lumion is a complete solution to create images and visualizations from start to finish. All you need is a model and Lumion will take care of the rest. With Lumion you get years of experience of computer graphics experts presented in a way that’s easy to access.

2. Very fast results

You can edit your work in real-time and everything is designed to save you time. This means you can set up a visualization in just a few minutes and make alterations as you go. End results are rendered using GPU rendering technology. This ensures that your movies render in a fraction of the time required by other solutions. With Lumion you have more than enough time for videos in situations where you would normally have to settle for still images.

3. Make your visualizations look beautiful

Rendering is just one of the things necessary to create effective visualizations. To create wonderful visuals you also need beautiful skies, water, grass, materials, plants, people, trees and many other objects. Usually you will have to hire people to create these extra assets for you or find a third party content library. Lumion includes a huge library of tools and content. Everything is perfectly integrated so you can immediately add trees, people and other content to breathe life and atmosphere into your visualizations.

4. Do new things with visualization

Traditionally visualization comes with many restrictions. Rendering takes a long time and software is almost always complex. Lumion completely turns this upside down by providing tools anybody can use. No training in graphics is required. Editing and rendering are almost instantaneous and this opens doors to new ways for your business to use the possibilties that visualization offers. For example, you can customize a video in real-time on the spot or you can add sketch effects to your visualization instantaneously with a click of your mouse, which immediately furnishes your work with a conceptual and artistic feel.

5. Create big visualizations

A lot of software struggles with large models or large areas. The unique technology of Lumion makes it very suitable for things like landscape visualization. Effortlessly, you can edit large areas and add literally tens of thousands of trees, plants or buildings. We get a lot of feedback from our users that Lumion currently is the only software in the world which allows you to effortlessly edit and render such large areas. We’ve even had examples of a whole towns visualized in Lumion!



Description Lumion® Lumion® Pro
* Without VAT
Price € 1499.-* € 2999.-*
Description Standard version of Lumion with most features and some content. Ideal for freelancers and small companies. Professional version of Lumion with all features and content. The optimal solution for professional visualization studios.
3D Model import: DWG, DXF, DAE, FBX, MAX, 3DS, OBJ, SKP
(MAX file import requires a 3D Studio Max installation)
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)
Output to video (MP4) Max 2560 x 1440p Max 2560 x 1440p
Output to image sequence Max 2560 x 1440p Max 2560 x 1440p
Output video frame rates 25/30/60/200 25/30/60/200
Output to print resolution images Max 7680x4320 Max 7680x4320
Output of depth-maps, normalmaps, lighting map, sky alpha map
Output to real-time fly-through via Lumion Viewer
Output of background music/sound in MP4
Scene editor

  • Easy model placement
  • Intuitive material editing
  • Landscape editing and rendering
  • Advanced sky and cloud rendering
  • Realistic water rendering
20 Scene Layers
Movie editor

  • Intuitive camera animation editor
  • Animated models
  • Sun/sky animations
  • Add title screens, scene and post processor effects
  • 3D output for side-by-side stereoscopic 3D playback

  • Animation import (move/rotate/scale animations via FBX files)
  • Advanced animation (Curved animations, multiple keyframes)
  • Animated cross section
  • Sky Drop effect
Background rendering mode
Custom terrain material sets
Custom terrain texture import
Exchange of project files for team use
Merge project files for team use
Model library

  • Plants and trees (affected by wind)
  • Transport models (Cars, busses, boats etc)
  • Exterior models (Street furniture, buildings etc)
  • Interior models (Furniture, decoration etc)
  • Animated adults (Walk cycles or idle animations)
  • Animated animals (Birds, farm animals, pets, fish)
  • Children (not animated)
  • 3D people & animal silhouettes
  • 3D animal silhouettes
  • 2D people silhouettes
901 models
View library
2703 models
View library
High quality animated characters 75
High quality animated 3D people from aXYZ design 60
3D Sound Effects

  • Ambient sounds (nature, locations, etc)
  • People
  • Things (Cars, machines, etc)
Title effect styles 14 basic styles 27 styles
Material library: 518 materials

  • 523 stock materials
  • 50 terrain materials
  • 9 customizable material types (water, glass, billboard, lightmap etc)
Environment & Weather

  • 28 Landscape types
  • 6 Water types
  • Customizable weather (Cloud cover, sun position etc)
  • 1 Ocean with waves slider, turbidity, color etc
  • 1 Waterfall material
Movie Effects

  • 2-Point perspective
  • Sun study
  • Titles
  • Cartoon
  • Global Illumination
  • Smart sharpen
  • Painting
  • Depth of field
  • Lens flare
  • Watercolor
  • Sketch
  • Manga
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Handheld camera
  • Contrail
  • Fisheye
  • Chromatic Abberations
  • White Balance
  • Selective Saturation
Special effects: 101 effects

  • 3 Examples of falling leaves
  • 48 Examples of fountains and "water walls"
  • 16 Examples of fire effects
  • 20 Examples of smoke effects
  • 5 Examples of dust effects
  • 6 Examples of fog effects
  • 6 Examples of steam effects
Interface available in the following languages:

  • English (default language)
  • Chinese
  • Chinese (TW)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (BR)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Turkish
Floating license system
Lumion requires an internet connection
Commercial use (royalty free)

New in Lumion 5*

Description Lumion® Lumion® Pro
Hyperlight ® in Photo Mode
Volumetric sunlight
New material Interface
Physically based material rendering
New materials 123 123
Artistic effects
Analog color lab
Oil painting
Pastel sketch
Material highlight
Five render qualities
Mass move effect
100 photos capacity
Multiple movie clip sequences
20% to 90% faster rendering
New high resolution animated characters *** 73
New trees and plants *** 190
Water Plane Reflections
Improved Skin Rendering
New compatibility with Rhino due to improved FBX exporter in Rhino

*** 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.


File 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)
  • Sketchup(.SKP)
  • Autodesk® (.FBX)
  • Autodesk® (.DWG)
  • Autodesk® (.DXF)
  • 3DS Max® (.MAX)
  • 3DS Max® (.3DS)
  • Wavefront (.OBJ)

Supported input images

  • TGA
  • BMP
  • JPG
  • DDS
  • PNG
  • PSD

Output video formats

  • Image sequence: JPG, TGA, BMP, DDS, PNG, DIB, PFM
  • MP4 (AVC codec)

Output video resolutions

  • 640x360 (480p)
  • 1280x720 (720p)
  • 1920x1080 (1080p)
  • 2560x1440 (1440p)

Output image resolutions

  • 1280x720 (0.9 Megapixel)
  • 1920x1080 (2.1 Megapixel)
  • 3840x2160 (8.4 Megapixel)
  • 7680x4320 (33.2 Megapixel)



Minimum System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows Vista, 7 or 8
CPU: A CPU with at least 6,000 PassMark points. Click here to see the PassMark list.
System memory: 4GB (for simple scenes)
Graphics card: A card with minimum 2,000 PassMark points and at least 2GB dedicated memory.
Click here to see the PassMark list.
Examples of cards with about 2,000 PassMark points: GeForce GTX 745, Quadro K4000M, GeForce GTX 570M or faster.
Harddrive: 20GB of disk space
Using Lumion and Lumion Pro via Remote Desktop or similar virtual desktop solutions is not supported.
Lumion and Lumion Pro require an internet connection.

Recommended System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows Vista, 7 or 8
CPU: A CPU with at least 10,000 PassMark points. Click here to see the PassMark list.
System memory: 16GB
Graphics card: A card with minimum 6,000 PassMark points and at least 4GB dedicated memory.
Click here to see the PassMark list.
Examples of cards with about 6,000 PassMark points: Nvidia GTX 960, Nvidia Quadro K5200, AMD Radeon R9 290 or faster.
Harddrive: 20GB of disk space
Using Lumion and Lumion Pro via Remote Desktop similar virtual desktop solutions is not supported.
Lumion and Lumion Pro require an internet connection.


* Prices change over time. Make sure to check current prices.
** Minutes and Seconds. This is the time it takes to render a one minute video at medium quality setting.
Note that this chart does not guarantee specific performance levels in Lumion. The purpose of this chart is to provide information about relative performance levels. Actual render times vary depending on the scene that is being rendered and might be influenced by more than the GPU alone.