Creating your own object library in Lumion

Jun 24, 2016 | Lumion, Uncategorized

Lumion is well-known for its very large library, containing objects specifically optimized to work well in Lumion. Nevertheless there will probably be situations when you need to use specific objects of your own choice, including whole categories of objects. This is easy in Lumion once you know a few simple tricks.

If you want to add specific people to you Lumion library, then Michael Brightman gives a nice overview of how to do that here.

If you want to import a lot of your favorite objects into Lumion in one go, there’s a neat way to do this:

Open your ‘Documents’ folder ….


…. and you should see a Lumion 6.5 folder


Open the ‘Lumion 6.5′ folder and then the ‘library’ folder.


Open the library folder and create a new folder. Name it something convenient for your purposes. In this example, the new folder has been named “My Favorite Objects”


If you now open Lumion and navigate to the imported object category – highlighted yellow rectangles in the screenshot below.


Click on the ‘select object tab’ and you will see numbered tabs appear at the top of the the screen. If you hover your mouse over the newest tab – number 2 in this example (screenshot below, tab highlighted in blue), you will see the name of the folder you just created. If there are any 3D models in this folder, they will all be shown.


It’s as easy as that to create your own object library in Lumion. 

Remember that it is also possible to create your own object favorites in each object category. In the screenshot below, the mouse is hovering above a tree in the nature library. Notice there is a yellow star in the top left corner of the thumbnail picture. This indicates that the star was just clicked and that this object is now in the favorite selection. This favorites section can be accessed by clicking the tab at the top with a star on it – highlighted with a blue rectangle in the example below.

Click on the favorites tab (see screenshot below) and you will find all your favorites gathered together and easily available for you.