How Lumion 12 builds on over a decade of development to empower architects to bring ideas to life
Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function
It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.
Whatever you imagine for your design — a mood, a feeling or a moment in time — you can bring it to life with Lumion.
With several new features and a vastly improved scene-building experience, Lumion 12 makes it easier and faster than ever to access the vast content library, fine-tune effects and add the right contextual elements and details to your render.
Continue below to discover some of the new features introduced in Lumion 12. For a full overview of the new features and workflow improvements, you can also check the release notes.
Volumetric spotlights effect
Now available for Lumion Pro.
Lumion makes it easy to illuminate both interiors and exteriors, allowing you to fully control the lighting elements throughout your scene. You can add depth and realism with spotlights, omni lights, and area and line lights, all of which you can customize based on color, brightness, IES profile and more.
In Lumion 12, you can now give volumetric lighting to any of the spotlight objects throughout your project. In short, with volumetric lighting, you can show visible beams of light to create a more atmospheric, cinematic ambiance. See how you can make creative use of the volumetric spotlight effect in the examples below.
Give your visualizations a touch of character, style and personality with 142 new surface decals.
In just a click, you’ll transform surfaces with imperfections, wall art, exposed brick, moss, chalk drawings, paint, road markings and much more.
New content assets
With the built-in Lumion content library, you have access to a total of over 6,900 high-detail objects and 1,350 beautifully textured materials to help you show your projects in a richly detailed environment.
With Lumion 12, you’ll find 570 new objects to give homes, buildings and other spaces their character.
Some of the new library additions include: stylish sofas, seats, tables, garden items along with a new garden object category; new transportation items, which can be localized with license plates; solar panels, solar heaters and an electric car charger; modern televisions, computers and other devices; new static people in lifelike poses and new character animations; assorted objects such as wall art, garage items and lived-in beds.
Lumion Standard contains about one-third of the total library content, while Lumion Pro contains the full library. Numbers quoted are for Lumion Pro.
Set the mood with a new ambient light color tool. Using the Kelvin scale, which measures colors from warm (3000K) to cold (7000K), you’ll illuminate interiors with a cozy and inviting mood and create exterior lighting with a crisp and invigorating feeling.
Or capture a stunning burst of color with an improved autumn effect.
LiveSync for Autodesk FormIt Pro
Lumion is the ideal visualization tool when creating beautiful visualizations for your client presentations and other major milestones, but it can also help streamline design workflows, especially earlier in the process.
Lumion LiveSync, for instance, helps architects save time as it creates a live, real-time connection between Lumion and the top CAD and 3D modeling programs, such as Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Rhino, AutoCAD and BricsCAD. This means that you can model and render simultaneously, giving you valuable insight into your design decisions, concepts and ideas.
Now, in Lumion 12, you can also find a free LiveSync plugin for Autodesk FormIt Pro, a design tool that combines intelligent automation and informed analysis with fluid 3D sketching.
A better scene-building experience
Lumion has always been known for its ease of use, making it possible for any architect to create realistic and atmospheric visualizations of their designs.
In Lumion 12, you’ll find an improved user experience to help you build the context around your designs with greater simplicity and efficiency.
Just a few of these improvements include:
Improved groups and groups library
Improved OpenStreetMaps (Pro only)
Improved imported models library
Improved materials workflow
Improved library picker and object tags
Improved animation functionality
New character billboard
If you’d like to learn more about the experience of building scenes in Lumion, check out one of our new user tutorials.
Lumion 12 tutorials
Discover some of the improvements that will help you create beautiful scenes more efficiently.
Object categories and collections
New character billboards
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Get Lumion 12
Lumion 12 is available from November 2nd, 2021. To add Lumion to your design workflows, head to the Buy page.