Lumion plugin for SketchUp®

Get real-time 3D visualization with LiveSync®

Lumion plugin for Sketchup

Livesync and collada exporter

Supercharge SketchUp With One Plugin!


The Lumion plugin for SketchUp allows you to model your SketchUp design in a beautiful environment that’s so realistic, it’s like you’re pushing and pulling real-life buildings into shape.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp

Immediately set up a live, real-time visualization between SketchUp and Lumion. Change the SketchUp model’s shape and you’ll see these changes taking place, in real-time, in Lumion’s breathtaking, lifelike environment.


As you continue modeling in SketchUp, you can simultaneously view your project in Lumion surrounded by an immersive, fully featured landscape (mountains, water, grass). Beautiful materials make the design “pop,” while photorealistic lighting suddenly heightens your sense of environment, realism and depth.

Real-time materials synchronization

Instantly breathe life into your synced SketchUp model by applying any of Lumion’s 1000+ high-definition materials in the Lumion editor. As you continue to develop the design, you can tweak the materials exactly to your liking and then save your material layouts for future rendering.

Live point-of-view synchronization

LiveSync now enables live point-of-view synchronization. Turn it on and immediately adopt the SketchUp camera perspective, making your work easier, faster and more enjoyable.

Automatic model imports

When establishing the LiveSync connection, Lumion will automatically import your SketchUp model. Continue working on and modifying your project even after you turn off LiveSync, and easily save the file as an .LS8 for future rendering or development.

How does it work?

  • You need a Lumion (8.3 and above) license
  • Download the Lumion Plugin for SketchUp below.
  • For detailed instructions check out the Tutorials.

The best export method for your version of Sketchup and Lumion

Lumion SketchUp Export method
8.3 2017-18 LiveSync Plugin or export .SKP file
8.3 2014-16 Export .SKP file
8.0 2018 Export .SKP file (File -> Save as -> SketchUp 2017 format)
8.0 2014-17 Export .SKP file
7.X 2018 Export .SKP file (File -> Save as -> SketchUp 2017 format)
7.X 2014-17 Export .SKP file
6.01+ 2017-18 Export .SKP file (File -> Save as -> SketchUp 2016 format)
6.01+ 2014-16 Export .SKP file
5.3+ 2016-18 Export .SKP file (File -> Save as -> SketchUp 2015 format)
5.3+ 2014-15 Export .SKP file


Lumion Livesync for SketchUp

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