With Lumion 11 on the horizon, we’re looking back at beautiful renders made in Lumion 10 that bring out the life and joy of natural environments.
With 2020 coming to an end, and with Lumion 11 coming out soon, we are looking back at beautiful renders made throughout this past year in Lumion 10. We’re exploring how architects, designers, visualizers and other artists were able to inject life into their designs, and how Lumion became an essential aid in crafting renders with trees moving in the wind, majestic mountains capped with snow, and waterfronts communicating a sense of leisure and peace.
As landscape rendering has always been a strong component of Lumion, long appreciated by its users, this blog post focuses on the amazing work done by landscape architects and Lumion 10 users who have used Lumion to connect their architectural designs to the landscapes and natural environments surrounding them.
Model design by Van Manen. Render made in Lumion 10.
Prior to Lumion, landscape architects had no easy options to render a compelling representation of their project filled with life and the uniqueness of their vision, simply because rendering was often a laborious, expensive process. With the advent of Lumion, and over the last 10 years since the first version became available, small-scale landscape architecture firms around the world have produced films with an astounding level of quality, giving life to projects that haven’t been built yet and reflecting the imaginations of their creators.
Below, you’ll find 7 stunning videos made in Lumion 10 by users across the world. These videos highlight the importance of nature and beautifully detailed environments in rendering projects, featuring exceptional usage of Lumion features such as Real Skies, fine-detail nature models, OpenStreetMaps, the Precipitation effect, landscape tools and much more.
Chalet Ki by Max Achkovsky Architect
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and built right into the hillside, this chalet-style residential home invites you into a spacious atmosphere where you can just feel the fresh air all around you.
Rendered by Max Achkovsky Architect in Lumion 10 (the interiors were rendered with Redshift), this short animation highlights the wildness of the environment, marked with a mixture of trees, shrubs, rocks and more. Additionally, when the setting transforms from summer to winter, showing bare trees and smooth mounds of snow, it’s easy to feel the year-round enjoyment and constant beauty of this mountain hideaway.
Hello Lumion 10 by Etretat Studio
Coming out of Korea, the 3D visualization group Etretat Studio wanted to demonstrate the range of natural environments you can achieve with Lumion 10, and how nature and setting influence the way we understand the design project.
Including leaves fluttering in the wind, sandy beaches, rainy tropical shorelines and much more, this video simulates the senses from every direction, forming that essential connection between building design and its future setting.
Container House in the Forest by Odin Architects
As the wind blows through the forest, rustling the leaves in their trees, we get a view of the container house (design by Thinh Ng with the rendered video by Odin Architects) as the idyllic getaway that underscores the impact of nature on our daily lives and work routines.
With large glass windows providing picture-perfect panoramic views, cozy interiors where the beauty of the sunset floods throughout every room, and soft rains enhancing a relaxing mood, this animation captures the interconnectedness of design and its environment.
Plus, Odin Architects truly embodies the joy of creative expression, as a series of spaceships make a delightful appearance at the end.
Li Jiang Dahefang by Beehive
Along the beautiful Li River in the heart of China, there is a historic small village that has found new life as a cultural attraction due, in part, to the architectural designs from the Guilin Dahefang Estate Company.
The 3D visualization team Beehive (also known as Fengchao Design) were tasked with reflecting the atmosphere, energy and emotion of the re-awakened community, focusing not only on the vast beauty of the setting, but also the interaction between people, design and nature.
Promo Video by Flying Architecture
Moving quickly from a futuristic urban setting to a stunning late-evening shot of a solitary house on a lake, Flying Architecture’s showreel of past projects invites you to experience a full spectrum of environments, all in under a minute. Through beautiful camera work and editing, combined with captivating commercial and residential building designs, this animation gives you a firsthand experience of how light, weather and nature can interact to create a lively, immersive result.
DOM “RF” by Archivis
Being surrounded by nature has an undoubtedly powerful impact on the quality of our lives, and in the DOM ''RF'' animation by the Polish visualization studio, Archivis, they flawlessly capture the fresh and energizing atmosphere of countryside living.
Showing a stunning display of autumn light, falling leaves and changing weather conditions, Archivis’s animation resonates with anyone who yearns for the cleanliness of rural air and the soft, quiet atmosphere. It not only shows the value and beauty of the home design, but it also alludes to the experience and joy that comes when you’re living closer to nature.
9 Projects by Gilson Antunes
For architect and urbanist Gilson Antunes, there are no projects that are ‘too large.’ From entire cities to coastlines that stretch as far as the eye can see, this video featuring nine of Gilson’s rendering projects reproduces a fascinating world of stunning panoramas, beautiful architecture, and sprawling landscape designs.
Landscapes and nature, brought to life with Lumion 10
From the big blue sky with its intermittent clouds to the rolling hills covered in trees, Lumion has always excelled at showcasing the beauty and life of the natural world surrounding architectural designs.
Lumion is also based on the idea of fast and intuitive rendering, making it the ideal program for any landscape designer who needs results quickly and doesn’t have time for specialized, formal training. Lumion breathes life into rendering, from the moment you import your landscape model until you render out a beautiful image or video to show to your client.
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