Landscape design

Communicate the beauty of your landscape designs with Lumion 10

Breathe life into your 3D landscape designs

Lumion is 3D rendering software made especially for landscape architects and designers.

If you have a 3D model of your landscape design, Lumion can help you quickly turn it into a living, detail-rich environment complete with trees and thousands of in-program nature models, landscape editing tools, heightmaps and OpenStreetMaps, water and so much more! Building lively, detailed scenes is quick and easy, and rendering beautiful images, videos and 360 panoramas takes minutes, not hours.

“During design development, we’re using Lumion as a tool to convey to clients the emotion and feeling about their project, and how it will enhance their lives.”

Stephen Eich

Urban Studio Director, Hollander Design

Creating beautiful renders is now within your reach.

 No more long days of struggling with complicated settings to produce a good-looking result. No more waiting for hours for your designs to finish rendering. Lumion empowers you to express your vision as an image, video or 360 panorama, and it renders the results faster than most other 3D rendering programs out there. 

Lumion is designed to be effortless, transparent and stress-free. Backed by more than 10 years of development, Lumion comes complete with everything you need for placing your design in its local context. You can dress a model with materials. Furnish interiors and exteriors. Apply lighting and shadow. If you can envision it, you can create it in Lumion. No need for plugins or add-ons. 

Top 5 reasons architects use Lumion

1. You can do it yourself!

Lumion enables anyone to create movies and images without any prior training. It’s a functional tool to make beautiful 3D renderings 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.

2. Very fast results

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.

3. Big object and foliage library

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

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.

5. Create big visualizations

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 rendering workflow

It is possible to flawlessly export your 3D designs, such as from Revit, ArchiCAD and SketchUp.
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