Accelerated workflows. Live synchronizations. For Revit, SketchUp, and now, ArchiCAD.
With the new LiveSync for ArchiCAD, you can immediately set up a real-time visualization of your ArchiCAD model in Lumion.
Change the model’s shape and you’ll see these changes instantly taking place in Lumion’s dynamic, true-to-life environments. Sync materials and camera views, and enjoy the convenience of an interactive ArchiCAD-Lumion workflow that lets you feel the space as you design.
The new LiveSync for ArchiCAD in Lumion 8.5 also includes:
- Point-of-view synchronization between ArchiCAD and Lumion
- Add and save Lumion’s beautiful materials to your Lumion project
- Real-time materials synchronization and visualization
- Automatic model importing into Lumion (no need to separately import a model)
Lumion 8.5 is a free update for Lumion 8 or 8.3 users. The LiveSync plugin for ArchiCAD is free for everyone.
What’s new in Lumion 8.5
New LiveSync for ArchiCAD
Accelerate your 3D design workflows by modeling your ArchiCAD project while seeing it in Lumion’s real-time, breathtaking environments. The new LiveSync for ArchiCAD plugin lets you instantly establish a live connection for simultaneous modeling and rendering.
By modeling designs in their future environments, you’ll dive into the creative flow of design development. Solve design problems by exploring how your model interacts with real-life elements such as light and shadow. And enhance presentations by making changes to your model on-the-fly and rendering them immediately, beautifully.
Real-time materials synchronization
Feel the rough textures of a weathered concrete wall. Take in the aromas of new wood furniture, and remember what it’s like walking barefoot on cold stone tiles in the morning.
With LiveSync for ArchiCAD, you can breathe life into the design by applying any of Lumion’s 1000+ high-definition materials to the real-time, synchronized model. As you continue working on the design, you can tweak the material settings exactly to your liking and then save your material layouts for future rendering.
Live point-of-view synchronization
Synchronizing your design and rendering workflow has never been this smooth. When you rotate the view of your building in ArchiCAD, the point-of-view rotates in Lumion.
Find that perfect viewing angle, you’ll have the same point-of-view in Lumion. With live point-of-view synchronization, LiveSync in Lumion 8.5 immediately adopts the ArchiCAD camera perspective, helping you work faster and effectively.
Automatic model imports
By starting the LiveSync connection, Lumion automatically imports your ArchiCAD model. Continue working on and modifying your project even after you turn off LiveSync, and easily save the file as an .LS8 for future rendering or development.
Additional outputs for photo rendering
Pull out the depth map. Easily create a sky alpha map, and streamline post-processing with additional outputs when rendering photos.
In Lumion 8.5, it’s now possible to render several output types right from Photo mode. You can quickly render a depth map, normal map, lighting map, specular reflection map, sky alpha map or material ID, ideal for fast post-processing work with beautiful, unique results.
How to install the LiveSync for ArchiCAD plugin:
- Do you already have Lumion 8? Look for the ‘Getting Started’ email in your inbox.
- If you didn’t receive the email, visit our Knowledge Base article.
- Do you have Lumion 7 or previous versions? Upgrade to Lumion 8.5.
- Download the FREE Lumion LiveSync for ArchiCAD plugin from the Lumion website.
- For more information about Lumion LiveSync, visit the What’s New page.
Lumion 8.5 is now available as free upgrade for Lumion 8 users. For upgrades, or to get more information, visit Lumion.com.