Architectural Visualization

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Lumion: The best way to communicate architecture

A great presentation is one of the best ways to engage your client. Thanks to Lumion it is now possible to easily and quickly create top quality images and videos yourself. Design professionals all over the world use Lumion as their solution for fast, impressive images and fly-through videos. Acclaimed for its simple workflow, ease of use and ultra fast rendering, Lumion is already used by 61 of the top 100 architecture companies.

Elegant software built for architects

Lumion is visualization software for architects. It fits perfectly into your existing workflow and allows you to quickly turn your 3D CAD designs into videos, images and online 360 presentations.

 

You can breathe life into your design by adding environment, materials, lighting, objects, foliage and compelling effects. Lumion is easy to master and easy to use, so creating impressive visualizations is no longer exclusively for 3D experts.

Lumion allows you to spend more time improving your designs and interacting with your clients, and less time preparing and waiting for renders. Seamless interoperability with virtually any CAD package caters for fast design iterations and model changes. Ultra fast rendering allows you to quickly show your designs to your customers.

 

Watch the video and see how you can create the best SketchUp rendering in the blink of an eye.

Top 5 reasons Architects use Lumion.

1. You can do it yourself!

2. Very fast results

3. Big object and foliage library

Lumion enables anyone to create movies and images without any prior training. It’s a functional tool to make beautiful 3D Rendering yourself. You don’t need to outsource visualizations any longer. This saves you time and money. All you need is a 3D 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. Lumion is compatible with all 3D design software programs, such as Revit, SketchUp and ArchiCAD.

With Lumion you can edit your work in real-time. Everything is designed to save you time. This means you can set up a visualization in just a few minutes and make fast 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 the 3D rendering speed of Lumion you don’t need a render farm.

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. Lumion includes a huge content library with tools, materials and artistic effects. Everything is perfectly integrated so you can immediately add trees, people and other content to breathe life, lighting and atmosphere into your visualizations.

4. Do new things with visualization

5. Create big visualizations

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 possibilities 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.

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!

Lumion fits perfectly into your architectural visualization workflow

It is possible to flawlessly export your 3D designs. For example Revit, ArchiCAD and SketchUp.

 

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