See your vision come to life
Rendering isn’t just another step in the design process — it’s the moment your vision comes to life. Lumion 2023 was designed to keep you in your creative flow, so you can visualize the future exactly how you imagine it.
Introducing ray tracing v0.9
Realistic light at the touch of a button
Add realistic light, shadows, and reflections to your renderings at the touch of a button.
The new ray tracing effect in Lumion lets you control the number of samples and bounces, giving you greater precision over the final result. With ray tracing switched on, your renderings will automatically show realistic indirect lighting, non-screen space reflections, contact shadows, and much more.
The scope of the new ray tracing effect will continue to be expanded and new additions will be easily made available thanks to the new software updater. To learn more about the latest updates to ray tracing, take a look at the release notes.
Full PBR material workflow
In Lumion 2023, the quality of existing PBR (physically-based rendering) materials is higher than ever.
With the brand-new ray tracing effect enabled, the interaction between light and each surface results in ultra-realistic textures. You can also import your own textures or combine different maps to create the exact look you want.
New high-quality materials
Lumion 2023 comes with 165 new materials that you can use to add realism to your buildings' surfaces or landscape designs. These include wood, stone, marble, quartzite, tile, soapstone, veneer, brick, plaster, metal, concrete, asphalt, soil, grass, gravel, sand, and snow.
On top of these additions, Lumion 2023 now has an improved glass material that lets add a custom texture like relief or frostiness and adjust the distortion to your liking.
Expanded asset library
Help your clients imagine themselves in your design, with Lumion’s extensive library of 3D objects and lifelike people. Set the scene and show the life in any project, by instantly adding your choice of realistic objects and furniture, whether it’s a plant in the corner of a room, the cars passing by a building, or the wooden finish of a chair.
The latest additions to the Lumion content library include a variety of stylized assets, kitchen objects and appliances, bathroom assets, fine-detail nature, 3D static characters, cars, vehicles, and furniture items.
New fine-detail nature
With their highly detailed textures, these nature items add instant visual interest and realism to your scene, while createing convincing environmental context.
With 166 new fine-detail nature items included in Lumion 2023, you can choose from a variety of trees, vines, shrubs, and small plants, that represent different locations and climates across the world.
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A more streamlined workflow
New LiveSync panel
Save time setting up LiveSync with the new status panel. Quickly see if LiveSync is active, stop or resume the connection, and select or create a model to sync - all in one convenient location.
Learn more about Lumion's extensive compatibility with CAD software here.
Improved scene editor
Building your scene is one of the most creative parts of the rendering process. It’s the moment you watch your design take shape and decide how it should look and feel.
With a redesigned interface, Lumion's scene editor prioritizes simplicity and ease of use. Arrange and rotate your assets with precision using the new gizmo and instantly align objects with the improved AutoSnap feature.
Lumion's scene editor now features AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2 (FSR 2) upscaling technology, for a sharper and smoother scene building experience.
Improved color correction
Balance the colors in your scene with greater precision with the new histogram, now part of the color correction effect.
You can also use 12 new LUT presets, from golden hour to vintage wash, or load a custom one of your own. These act as color grading presets for image, movie, and panorama modes, enabling you to convey a distinctive mood in your designs.
Animated phasing effect
Animate the different parts of your design with the improved phasing effect.
This now allows you to scroll vertically through the different phasing tracks with a crisper, more intuitive interface.
Enhanced rendering output
Control the composition for your visualizations by rendering directly in your preferred aspect ratio. Choose from a range of formats, including square and vertical aspect ratios, and save time cropping your photos and videos post-render.
Plus, you can now render multiple camera clips in one go.
New camera paths
Create animations faster and easier than ever with new camera paths that give you greater control and smoother camera movements:
Follow object - let the camera follow an animated object or character.
Dolly shot - move the camera in any straight line by setting the start and end points.
Orbit path - create a perfectly smooth camera path by simply setting the camera target, sphere radius, camera height, and start/end point.