Lumion features

Discover all the features, tools, content and effects in Lumion

Lumion comes in 2 editions

Lumion Standard

Lumion Professional

Lumion is available in Standard and Professional editions. With the Lumion Professional edition, you can access the full range of content, features and effects, while Lumion Standard has a limited selection of effects and ⅓ of the entire content library.

Click the link below to discover the full overview of Lumion features along with a simple comparison of Lumion Standard and Lumion Professional editions.

Explore the top features in Lumion Pro

Volumetric spotlights

With Lumion 12 Pro, it’s easier than ever to illuminate the atmosphere of your designs and cast their most remarkable elements in their best light. The new volumetric spotlight effect lets you cast a visible beam of light throughout your scene, adding atmosphere and dimension for a beautiful, cinematic ambiance.

Surface decals

Give your visualizations a touch of character with 142 new surface decals. In just a click, you’ll transform walls and other surfaces with imperfections and wall art, including watermarks, exposed brick, moss, chalk drawings, paint markings, road markings, potholes and much more.

Animated phasing

Show the process behind your design’s development or construction through the power of animation.

Orthographic views

Embed life, color and texture into all of your technical renderings, and make lively plans, sections, elevations and more.

Volumetric fire

Cast a feeling of coziness and warmth to your interior and exterior renders with volumetric fire objects.

Rain streaks

Make raindrops soothingly glide down glass surfaces, a gripping detail that would otherwise take hours to get right.

OpenStreetMaps (and height and satellite maps)

Add real-world terrain, rivers, farmland, and more in just a click.

Full content library

 

Tell the story of your design with over 6,900 items and over 1,350 materials in the library.

Styles

 

Choose one of 8 Styles and instantly balance light, depth and realism.

Fine-detail nature

Enhance your renders with the most detail-rich 3D tree and plant models in the content library.

LiveSync

Create a seamless, real-time rendering connection between the leading CAD programs and Lumion.

Real Skies

It takes a single click to give your design a clear blue morning, a stormy afternoon or an unforgettable sunset.

Add Lumion to your workflows

No matter the setting. No matter the design.

There’s no limit to what you can create with all the features, tools and assets in Lumion.

Displacement mapping

Show the relief and detail on surfaces with custom or built-in displacement maps.

Photo Matching

Place your 3D model in the context provided by a real-life photograph.

Sky Light

Heighten realism and atmosphere with daylight simulation technology.

Lights and shadows

Illuminate a space with light and its story will unfold from the shadows.

Customizable 3D grasses

Turn the green spaces in your renders into beautiful, lifelike landscapes.

Paint placement

Place hundreds of nature objects in your project, as if painting on a piece of paper.

Atmospheric rain and snow

Communicate the feeling of your designs with atmospheric rain and snow.

Hand-drawn outline effect

Clearly communicate the form and shape of your building design.

Area lights and line lights

Easily create beautiful lighting arrangements that fill spaces with life.

Model and material variation

Compare multiple options, balance a range of concept options.

Foliage for materials

Show the surfaces of your design with leafy, realistic foliage.

PureGlass®

Always give your glass materials their best look with PureGlass®.

And many others…

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Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
Price Contact us Contact us
Description Standard version of Lumion with limited library content and features. Professional version of Lumion with all content and features.
Perpetual floating license When you buy Lumion, you can use the license indefinitely. You are getting what is called a ‘floating license.’ These are effectively the same as network licenses. You can use the license indefinitely and you can install a single Lumion license key on multiple computers that belong to you (either a natural person or legal entity). If two or more people want to use a single Lumion license key on different computers at the same time, then you need to add seats to your license. When you buy Lumion, you can use the license indefinitely. You are getting what is called a ‘floating license.’ These are effectively the same as network licenses. You can use the license indefinitely and you can install a single Lumion license key on multiple computers that belong to you (either a natural person or legal entity). If two or more people want to use a single Lumion license key on different computers at the same time, then you need to add seats to your license.
Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
3D model import

Collada (.DAE) SketchUp® (.SKP)

Autodesk® (.FBX) Autodesk® (.DWG)

Autodesk® (.DXF) 3DS Max® (.MAX)

3DS Max® (.3DS) Wavefront (.OBJ)

Collada (.DAE) SketchUp® (.SKP)

Autodesk® (.FBX) Autodesk® (.DWG)

Autodesk® (.DXF) 3DS Max® (.MAX)

3DS Max® (.3DS) Wavefront (.OBJ)

Image import

TGA DDS

PSD JPG

BMP PNG

TGA DDS

PSD JPG

BMP PNG

Material map import

Color map

Normal map

Displacement map

Color map

Normal map

Displacement map

Video import (MP4)
Lightmap import: E.g. from AutoDesk®
3D Studio Max
Custom IES spotlights
2D background sound/music (WAV) N/A
Model and material variation options
Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
Output image formats

JPG TGA

BMP PNG

JPG TGA

BMP PNG

Output image resolution

1280×720 (0.9 Megapixel)

1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel)

3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel)

7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel)

1280×720 (0.9 Megapixel)

1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel)

3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel)

7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel)

Output video formats

MP4 (AVC codec)

JPG TGA

BMP PNG

MP4 (AVC codec)

JPG TGA

BMP PNG

Output video resolution

640×360 (480p)

1280×720 (720p)

1920×1080 (1080p)

2560×1440 (1440p)

3840×2160 (4K)

640×360 (480p)

1280×720 (720p)

1920×1080 (1080p)

2560×1440 (1440p)

3840×2160 (4K)

Output video frame rates 25/30/60/200 25/30/60/200
Output to image sequence Max 3840 x 2160p Max 3840 x 2160p
Output to MyLumion® 360 Panoramas
Output 360 panoramas for the Samsung Gear VR
and Oculus Rift
Output of Depth Maps, Normal Maps,
Lighting Maps, Sky Alpha Maps, Reflection Maps
and Material ID Maps
Output of sound in MP4
Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
Object library
•Fine-detail nature
•Plants and trees created with SpeedTree SDK and Modeler
•Transport models (cars, buses, boats, etc)
•Exterior models (street furniture, buildings, etc)
•Interior models (furniture, decoration, etc)
•Animated 3D people
•Animated animals (birds, farm animals, pets, fish)
•Animated children
•3D people & animal silhouettes
•3 silhouette options
2,229 assets
6,903 assets
High-quality animated 3D people,
some from AXYZ Design
111 characters 354 characters
Surfaced decals N/A 142
3D sound effects
•Ambient sounds (nature, locations, etc)
•People
•Things (Cars, machines, etc)
N/A

123 sound effects

Title effect styles 14 basic styles 27 styles
Text-in-3D-Scene N/A
Lights and utilities 42 44
Area/Line lights N/A
Material library categories
•Various terrain materials
•Nature, Indoor, Outdoor materials
•10 customizable material types (water, glass, billboard, lightmap etc)
•Custom materials library
PureGlass® stock materials N/A 81
HDRI skies 59 59
Customizable 3D grass materials N/A 14
Furry materials N/A 10
Leaf materials N/A 9
Volumetric fire N/A 8
Water presets 20 20
Total materials 1,243 materials 1,357 materials
Environment & weather
•Real Skies
•42 landscape types
•6 water types
•Customizable weather (cloud cover, sun position etc)
•Ocean with waves slider, turbidity, color etc
•Waterfall materials
Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro

Scene editor

•Easy model placement
•Intuitive material editing
•Landscape editing and rendering
•Advanced sky and cloud rendering
•Realistic water rendering

•LiveSync® for AutoCAD®
•LiveSync® for SketchUp®
•LiveSync® for Revit®
•LiveSync® for ArchiCAD®
•LiveSync® for Rhino 6®
•LiveSync® for Vectorworks®
•LiveSync® for BricsCAD®
•LiveSync® for Autodesk FormIt®
Upgraded OpenStreetMap import (with height and satellite maps) N/A
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
•Animation import (move/rotate/scale animations via FBX files)
•Advanced animation (curved animations, multiple keyframes)
•Animated effects
Background rendering mode
Custom terrain material sets
Custom terrain texture import
Exchange of project files
for team use
Merge project files
for team use
N/A

 

Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
Movie and photo effects

Concept: Sketch, Pastel Sketch

Architectural: Photo Matching, Sun Study, 2-Point Perspective, Blueprint, Styrofoam, Orthographic views

Lighting: Real Skies, Sun, Shadow, Reflection, Sky Light, Hyperlight, God Rays, Global Illumination, Volumetric Sunlight

Sky & Weather: Sky and Clouds, Fog, Contrails, Volume Clouds, Wind, Horizon Cloud, Moon, Autumn Colors

Camera: Handheld Camera, Exposure, Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Chromatic Aberrations, Fish Eye, Tilt Shift

Animation: Mass Move, Fade in/out, Advanced Move, Move, Time Warp, Motion Blur, Animate Light Colors

Artistic: Painting, Watercolor, Manga, Cartoon, Oil Painting

Enhancements: Color Correction, Analog Color Lab, Vignette, Bloom, Sharpen, Noise, Selective Saturation, Bleach

Tools/Utilities: Image Overlay, Side By Side 3D Stereo, Sound, Print Poster Enhancer, Layer Visibility, Variation Control, Near Clip Plane, Water,Material Highlight

Concept: Sketch, Pastel Sketch

Architectural: Photo Matching, Sun Study, 2-Point Perspective, Blueprint, Styrofoam, Orthographic views

Lighting: Real Skies, Sun, Shadow, Reflection, Sky Light, Hyperlight, God Rays, Global Illumination, Volumetric Sunlight

Sky & Weather: Sky and Clouds, Fog, Contrails, Volume Clouds, Wind, Horizon Cloud, Moon, Autumn Colors

Camera: Handheld Camera, Exposure, Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Chromatic Aberrations, Fish Eye, Tilt Shift

Animation: Mass Move, Fade in/out, Advanced Move, Move, Time Warp, Motion Blur, Animate Light Colors

Artistic: Painting, Watercolor, Manga, Cartoon, Oil Painting

Enhancements: Color Correction, Analog Color Lab, Vignette, Bloom, Sharpen, Noise, Selective Saturation, Bleach

Tools/Utilities: Image Overlay, Side By Side 3D Stereo, Sound, Print Poster Enhancer, Layer Visibility, Variation Control, Near Clip Plane, Water,Material Highlight

Effects only available
in Lumion Pro
N/A

Concept: Outlines

Lighting: Volumetric Spotlights

Sky & Weather: Aurora Borealis, Precipitation

Animation: Animated Phasing, Titles

Artistic: AI Artist Styles

Tools/Utilities: Sound

Hyperlight® 2
in Photo and Video modes
OmniShadow®
Materials
Physically-based rendering
Weathering for materials
Transparency for materials
PureGlass® N/A
Foliage for materials N/A
Special effects:

104 effects, including 3 types of falling leaves, 48 types of fountains and “water walls”, 16 types of regular fire effects, 20 types of smoke effects, 5 types of dust effects, 6 types of fog effects, 6 types of steam effects

 

112 effects, including 8 types of volumetric fire, 3 types of falling leaves, 48 types of fountains and “water walls”, 16 types of regular fire effects, 20 types of smoke effects, 5 types of dust effects, 6 types of fog effects, 6 types of steam effects

 

 

Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
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, Slovak

English (default language), Chinese, Chinese (TW), Czech,

Danish, Dutch, French, German,

Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,

Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR),

Russian, Spanish (ES), Turkish, Slovak

Internet connection required
Description Lumion Standard Lumion Pro
Animated phasing
Rain streaks
Volumetric fire
Metallic car shader
OpenStreetMaps with satellite
and height maps
Fine-detail Nature
Aurora Borealis
Customizable 3D Grasses
Precipitation
Furry materials
Soften hard edges
Speedray™ Reflections
PureGlass®
Foliage for materials
Area and line lights
Model library 2,229 assets 6,903 assets
Animated 3D people and animals, some from AXYZ Design 111 characters 354 characters
Ambient sound effects N/A 123 Sound Effects
Advanced 3D Title effects Limited Title effects 27 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

Lumion is fully compatible with almost every 3D and CAD program

The idea behind Lumion is widespread compatibility to ensure that simple and fast architectural visualization is available to every architect and designer, no matter the 3D or CAD modeling software they use. Everything is designed to save you time.

With LiveSync, Lumion’s real-time rendering feature, you can create a live connection between Lumion and the major CAD programs. Even if LiveSync isn’t available for your CAD software, you should still be able to enjoy seamless import, model reimport and compatibility.

Lumion is fully compatible with and has LiveSync plug-ins for

Lumion is fully compatible with many other 3D modeling programs, such as

And many others

New to Lumion?

Lumion makes it easy to show how your projects will translate into real-life experiences and emotions.

When you order a Lumion Pro license, you can take advantage of all the features on this page and much more.

* Model designs on this page by Paul Sovereign, Centric Bamboo and Gorilla Design, Angular Lab, Pixel-Head Studio, TEN OVER STUDIO, and Angello Marques Arquitetura e Design.