STEP 2: Create your first render
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There's a lot you can accomplish with Lumion in 14 days. Once you've imported a 3D model into Lumion, it's time to bring it to life. These quick guides will help you build your scene, add effects, and render in no time! Jump to the section you want to learn more about.
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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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