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February 5 2018

Visualize your conceptual designs in Lumion 8

It’s the early days of a new-build, high-end residential project and you want to share your designs with the client.

You’ve gone through a process of sketching on paper and modeling on the computer. You’re enthusiastic about the project’s strong, artful shape, but you’re unsure about the materials. Now is the time for feedback from your client, but what you need is a conceptual story rather than a photorealistic one. That’s the challenge.


Hand-sketching has traditionally played a role in this kind of conceptual communication, but when it comes to engaging your client with a clear representation of the project, it can help to consider making a few artistic, 3D renders.

With Lumion 8, you can ease the process of creating conceptual sketches by quickly rendering with the many artistic tools available.


By using the new Outlines effect in Lumion 8, you can instantly create a stylish B&W sketch, like with the WoodBox House above.

In this blog post, you’ll explore several of Lumion’s concept rendering options that can help communicate your project while focusing on the specific details of your design.

January 19 2018

The art of realistic textures: new materials in Lumion 8

A render can be worth a thousand words. When rendering images and animations, there’s no better way to tell the story of your design than through the materials you use.


A rusty, Corten steel exterior sits atop a textured stone wall. Rendered in Lumion 8.

Dressing your modeled scenes in beautiful, realistic materials can instantly transform the look and mood of a building or space, and it typically means the difference between a jaw-dropping render and a computer-generated, plastic appearance.

January 9 2018

Breathe life into your designs with new objects in Lumion 8

People, trees, sports cars. Beds, office supplies, lighting fixtures. Bring your model to life with thousands of objects in the Lumion 8 content library.


Adding objects to a scene is the fastest and easiest way to infuse your render with personality, style and a distinct flair that’s sure to stand out.

Whether outfitting a kitchen or making a residential home’s front lawn look “lived-in,” placing objects serves various needs at every stage of the design process.  

December 19 2017

5 new Lumion 8 features for elevating render beauty to new heights

Visualize creativity like never before. Communicate architecture while captivating your audiences. See how you can capture your vision in the best possible light by applying these new Lumion 8 features to your designs.


For an in-depth look at how you can create jaw-dropping images or animations in Lumion 8 with these 5 features, continue reading below.

December 7 2017

5 new tools for saving time and energy in Lumion 8


Less time spent rendering means that you’ll have more time to focus on perfecting your design. 

At its core, Lumion 8 is a serious upgrade when it comes to your render’s image quality and visual attractiveness. 

Features such as Sky Light and the Soft and Fine Shadows made this dramatic quality boost possible, but it’s important to remember the other pillars of Lumion rendering: speed and ease-of-use.

By applying these five time-saving features new in Lumion 8, you can tighten your rendering workflow and start knocking out amazing renders in a quick, efficient manner.