Behind every design, there’s a story. Visualize yours with Lumion.
A building doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The setting, its environment, the subtle details — they all matter to bring your design to life. To create atmosphere. To give spaces a sense of scale and possibility.
Lumion makes it refreshingly easy to transform any CAD model into an experience you can feel. You can shape entire landscapes and add a world of context to your designs.
Make spaces feel real with fine-detailed nature, detailed skies and high-quality materials. Convey atmosphere and emotion with stunning lighting, weather and animation effects.
Lumion gives you all the tools you need to bring your designs to life.
Add Lumion to your design workflows
With a Lumion license, there’s no limit to what you can imagine, render and achieve.
Whether you use it to develop ideas or visualize the finished design, Lumion helps you save precious time and add value to your portfolio of services.
Lumion is free for students
If you’re a full-time student at a university or accredited institution, you can download the free,
unrestricted Lumion Student! Faculty licenses are also available.
What is Lumion?
Lumion is architectural rendering software that makes it easy to convey how your projects will translate into real-life experiences and emotions.
Fast, intuitive and reliable, Lumion fits seamlessly in any design workflow, making rendering a more satisfying and enjoyable experience.
Already using an earlier version of Lumion?
Atmospheric spotlights. Realism-inducing decals. A scene-building experience that’s faster than ever. With new features introduced every year, Lumion 12 builds on more than a decade of development specifically for architects.
Seamless integration. Smooth performance
Compatible with every major 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. Enjoy seamless import, model reimport and compatibility or real-time rendering with the LiveSync feature.
Everything is designed to save you time
Model and render in real time at any phase of the design’s development. With LiveSync, you can create a live connection with your CAD software, making it easy to change your project on the fly and drive faster design decisions.
Get inspired with Lumion
Exteriors, interiors, landscapes and more. From single residential to large-scale urban plans. With Lumion, you can communicate all the real-life possibilities of your design ideas as beautiful images, videos and 360 panoramas.
How Lumion energizes the design process
Communicate design ideas with emotion. Create a shared visual experience. Render your designs in a unique time and place. At any phase of the design process, Lumion makes it intuitive and simple to create beautiful results full of atmosphere and life.
We started using Lumion as a communication tool to convey our designs, and the more we were using it, the more we realized it’s not about just rendering anymore. We can use this in our design process.
I feel proud that I can bring 2D spaces to life and craft visuals that inspire people to take action, to protect or conserve or enhance nature in public spaces.
It’s a very important part of trying to understand what that visual image is trying to communicate. Because the building doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The light shines on it, the clouds come, the rain comes, weather changes, the seasons change.
When they see a fly-through video with every detail, all the lighting, all the materials — it really gives them a realistic view of what their project could be. And I think that is what brings a sparkle to their eye.
Lumion is fully compatible with and has LiveSync plug-ins for
Lumion is fully compatible with many other 3D modeling programs, such as
* Model designs on this page and the showcase gallery by CMonje, TEN OVER STUDIO, VIS3DARQ, Angular Lab (Charles Infante) and Emely Córdova, Paul Sovereign, Bridge Con, Adam Ingram (Ark Visuals), Obra Visuals, Centric Bamboo and Gorilla Design, Beehive & King Crab, Angello Marques Arquitetura e Design and Marco Caccini.