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Lumion 2023 comes with a completely redesigned render engine that now enables ray tracing, alongside rasterization. Complete with a new lighting system and a full physically-based rendering (PBR) material workflow, the latest version of the software is constantly receiving updates that you can immediately take advantage of.
Thanks to the new software updater tool, you can easily download and install updates in the background. Take a look at the latest product updates to get fully up to speed.
Latest content and feature updates
Discover custom HDRI skies, LUT color correction, stylized assets, fine-detail nature, improved line and cluster placements.
New kitchen-themed collection
Explore the new range of high-quality objects and PBR materials for creating modern kitchen designs.
UI & performance improvements
Discover ray-traced refections for glass and water, custom material library, LiveSync updates, layer management improvements, and more.
New product roadmap
Take a look at what we're working on, give feedback on new features, and submit your own ideas for upcoming developments.
Powered by a hybrid engine that works with rasterization and ray tracing, Lumion 2023 brings a range of new tools and improvements to your existing workflow. Here are some of the highlights:
New ray tracing effect
Unified lighting system with real-world units
New materials pipeline: full PBR materials with more maps
Improved material editor
Improved custom materials workflow
New glass and water materials
New LiveSync panel
Better quality and performance for Build mode display
Transform gizmo for move, rotate, scale
Auto-snap for easier object placement
More options to manage layers
Master effect list for photo mode
Updated color correction effect with new settings and histogram
Rendering aspect ratios
New pre-set camera paths and controls
Camera path import
Usability improvements for phased animations
New assets in the Library
Built-in software updater tool that downloads installs updates in the background
Simplified user interface design and functional improvements including effects search and tags for library assets for easier navigation
For a more in-depth look at the the changes between Lumion 2023 and previous version, please check this article.
Yes, it's entirely possible to open earlier version scene files in Lumion 2023. However, due to the significant changes in the software, your projects will likely look different. Settings for some effects, materials, or lighting from prior version projects might not be well suited for Lumion 2023 right out of the box.
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Yes, when you start the software you can open a new project or scene and click on the question mark icon to load the following tutorials:
Build mode: Camera Control and Object Placement
Photo mode: Photo Basics
Movie mode: Movie Basics
Here is a complete guide to importing 3D models into Lumion.
You can import models directly or use the free LiveSync plug-in. Lumion is compatible with all major model file formats: .DAE (Collada), .SKP (SketchUp), .FBX, .DWG, .DXF, .3DS, .OBJ, .MAX (Requires a 3ds Max installation)
Lumion is compatible with all major CAD and 3D modeling software. Here's a complete overview.
With the free LiveSync plug-in, you can also create a real-time connection with your favorite CAD software that allows you to model and render at the same time and drive faster design decisions. This means that whenever you make changes to your 3D model, they will seamlessly be reflected in Lumion.
Absolutely! Depending on the CAD or 3D modeling software you use, you can download the Lumion LiveSync plug-in and speed up the design process.
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