Streamline your design process with new content, time-saving features, and creative effects
From concept to reality
Architectural visualization is not just about creating pretty pictures - it serves countless purposes throughout the entire design process. From establishing a project’s initial concept and intent to presenting a detailed design to clients, visualization makes exploring, refining, and communicating ideas a whole lot easier.
That’s why in this update, we’ve made sure there’s something to assist you in each and every design phase. We’ve introduced a unique set of stylized content for conceptual design, enhanced line and cluster placement features for optimized scene building, and added fine-detail nature and landscape materials for crafting lifelike environments.
There’s plenty more to discover - keep reading to see everything that’s new.
Less geometry, more impact
Photorealism is something that many 3D visualizers aspire to. But while it certainly has its place in the design process, it’s not the only way of communicating your vision.
Stylized models play an important role in conveying the overall intent of a design. The simple, low poly shapes can help formulate and present concepts, give a sense of scale, and capture the essence of a project without distracting the viewer with unnecessary details.
We’ve added a set of 28 new stylized models to the asset library, which were designed specifically for Lumion. The content includes nature items, characters, and vehicles, which you can make your own by changing the color of your models and the transparency of your stylized characters.
New fine-detail nature
Adding fine-detail nature to the foreground of a scene is an effective way of demonstrating a design’s connection to the natural world. When you zoom in on the details, you’ll start noticing each vein on a leaf, feeling the rough texture of bark on a tree, and appreciating the vibrant colors of flowers up close.
The 100 newly added fine-detail nature items do more than just visually enrich a render - they represent all corners of the globe. With tree, shrub, and vine varieties from 5 different geographic regions, they ensure that your design will not only impress, but be contextually accurate.
And for additional context, you can now show certain species in different stages of growth.
LUT color grading presets
Sometimes you want to evoke a specific mood or emotion with your renders. One easy way to do that? LUT color grading presets.
Part of the color correction effect, the new range of LUT presets now available in Lumion offer an effective way of infusing a certain feeling into your designs. You’ll find 12 evocative LUT presets for your designs, from crisp morning to twilight dream, as well as the option to load a custom one of your own.
Want to render multiple movie clips at once, just as you do your photos? Now you can, with the brand-new multi-clip rendering feature.
Improved Open Street Maps
OpenStreetMap has been overhauled. Not only has the download time for OSM satellite maps been significantly reduced, it now boasts higher satellite texture resolution across most locations.
New example scene
Get to know House of Time, the brand-new Lumion example scene created by the talented Kenta Miyakawa.
Improved Design showcase template
Let your building or product speak for itself. Display it in the new-and-improved design showcase template, now accessible from the welcome screen.
Lumion 2023.3 is now available as a free update for all active Lumion subscribers.
With Lumion Pro, you'll get exclusive access to all the new fine-detail nature items and the full range of content that was added to the Library. Lumion Standard contains a third of the new stylized content and static characters.
To start using the new features and content, simply open the software and you'll be prompted to update. Thanks to the built-in software updater tool, you can easily download and install the latest version.