Urban planning

Show the beauty of your vision for urban and social spaces

Urban planning visualization with Lumion

As cities and towns continue to grow, both in terms of physical size and human population,  it’s more important than ever for urban planners to be able to communicate their designs in a compelling, easy-to-understand manner.

With the help of Lumion architectural rendering software, you can quickly and easily create beautiful images, videos and 360 panoramas from your 3D urban planning models. Lumion features a massive environment for showing the complete context surrounding your design, no matter if you’re showing a small street or a large section of a city, and you can find reliable, intuitive 3D rendering tools that significantly ease the process of producing photorealistic or artistic renders, all without the need for formal training.

“During design development, we’re using Lumion as a tool to convey to clients
the emotion and feeling about their project, and how it will enhance their lives.”
Stephen Eich

Urban Studio Director, Hollander Design

Show your urban planning designs in their best possible light

Urban design projects can be very complex, involving everything from the development and design of land use to the connection of the built environment to communities. Because of this complexity, Lumion features a wide range of intuitive, reliable tools to help urban planners visualize all of the intricate details of the project they’re working on.

For instance, after importing your model into Lumion, one of the first things you can start doing is sculpting and shaping the landscape surrounding the project. 

Next, with thousands of objects and materials in the Lumion content library, you can quickly and easily create a living, lifelike environment complete with trees and other nature objects, compelling textures, accurate lighting and animated people and other objects.

Everything in Lumion is lightning fast. Even if you have to render large sections of a city, you’ll find scene creation is a streamlined, time-saving task. Once you’re ready to render, Lumion can help you produce cinematic and stunning renders faster than most other 3D rendering programs out there.

In the video, you can see just exactly how Lumion makes it easy to create large and richly detailed scenes.

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Why use Lumion for urban planning visualizations?

Large content library

Lumion includes over 6,900+ objects and 1,350+ materials to help you quickly create a detail-rich setting complete with life, color, movement, and texture.

Real-time rendering

Lumion LiveSync lets you create a real-time rendering connection between major CAD modeling programs and Lumion. With LiveSync, you can visualize while you model, and model while you visualize.

Lumion LiveSync is currently available for Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks, BricsCAD and FormIt Pro.


Beautiful results

Whether you’re looking for a photorealistic or conceptual look, Lumion features innovative, cinematic effects to easily create a beautiful result.

Lumion is fully compatible with and has LiveSync plug-ins for

Lumion is fully compatible with many other 3D modeling programs, such as

And many others