How to Bring Lumion Architectural Designs to Life

As an intuitive visualization software specially designed for architects, Light provides a wide range of features, effects and content to help turn 3D models into renderings.

With Light, it is possible to quickly and easily create 360 ​​images, videos and panoramas for residential and commercial designs. With the ability to quickly create stunning renders, it’s easier to support workflows with clear and reliable reviews during design development phases.

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Light fits perfectly into any workflow, regardless of your approach to design development and 3D modeling. It is viable to import your model into Light of all major CAD and 3D software including Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Rhino and more.

  1. Visualize with real-time rendering and 360-degree inspection
    Save time during this phase by setting up a LiveSync real-time rendering connection with your CAD software. With LiveSync, you can model while rendering, render while you model, and make faster, more confident design decisions.

    It is also possible to enjoy free and unrestricted movement to inspect every angle. Fly for a 360 degree inspection of the project’s structure and design elements. Explore the interior rooms and feel the space and dimension.

    From the ground floor to the bird’s eye view, Light helps you visualize your residential and commercial projects, giving you valuable insights to propel the project forward.

  2. Show designs in their real context
    Context provides a crucial layer of meaning to every architectural design. He bases the design on its natural and built environments, whether it’s the curve of a passing river, the aesthetic connection to the surrounding forest, or the legacy of the site’s previous use.

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    With Luminion’s versatility, you can capture all the details of the real context in a fast and pleasant way. Sculpt mountains and hills around a luxury home design. Create oceans, lakes and rivers for your waterfront projects. Produce the forest, desert, grassland or swamp of the project site.

    Light also comes with several features that turn context creation into a one-click affair. With OpenStreetMapsfor example, you can instantly import all actual building data, elevation data, and satellite imagery of your project’s surroundings. Photo matching lets you skip a few steps by making it easier to place your building visualization on a photo.

  3. Include library details
    Every detail matters when it comes to bringing designs to life. They help clients experience the design of the house or building in a personal and more intimate way, connecting the design to its future as a physical, real structure.


    Fill your renders with stunning detail from over 6,900 objects and 1,350 remarkably tactile materials in the Light content library.

    Plant hundreds of detailed and animated trees and plants. Convey what it’s like to live and experience the space with the furniture, decorations and other homewares, giving clients a vivid picture in their minds of the project’s textures and materials.

    Customize all materials with surface decals, displacement mapping, weathering and more.

  4. Emote with vibe
    When rendering with Light, each project is an opportunity for creative expression. Using dozens of intuitive effects, you can tell a compelling story about the role of your design and its impact on the people and communities around it.

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    Instantly capture the atmosphere and aesthetics of different lighting conditions. Show what sunsets will look like from the backyard. Get an idea of ​​how the morning light feels in the bedrooms.

    Present your project in all kinds of weather conditions. Enhance mood and ambience in visualizations with features like volumetric lighting, rain streaks, fog, color correction and more.

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    With a wide selection of artistic effects, such as orthographic views, planes, outlines, tilt-shift and more, it only takes seconds to turn your 3D models into conceptual presentations and digital sketches.

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  5. Create an immersive video
    Take advantage of incredibly intuitive animation tools to create atmospheric and stylish architecture videos. Create a feeling of immersion with the leaves and blades of grass moving in the breeze. Take clients on a room-by-room guided tour of the home’s design before it was built.

As an architect, it’s important to have the right tools at your disposal. Light offers you the widest range of effects, features and content to help you bring your creations to life with ease.

In addition, visualize with Light is an enjoyable and satisfying experience in itself; it brings joy to architecture workflows and encourages creative expression.

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