Now is the time for you to use Lumion to bring your architectural designs to life. It is the pre-eminent 3D rendering software on the market, and the new release of Lumion 12 will enable you to create stunning images and videos for your projects.
The product has gained widespread usage throughout the industry thanks to its versatility. It is compatible with most CAD modelling software on the market, including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp and more. The latest product which has been linked with Lumion is Autodesk FormIt, and this should be a boost for those who wish to create visualisations for their early design work.
Lumion can be used at any stage in the design process, and consequently, it is the perfect way to ensure that your project is on track by eliminating any potential issues. The remarkably quick rendering speeds mean that all you have to do is sync your model through the LiveSync plugin, and you can then effectively test any new ideas you have.
Lumion 12 users will gain access to a dazzling array of effects that can be applied to designs, allowing you to create spectacular end results which will wow clients. The latest version contains several new effects:
Volumetric Spotlights Effect
This stunning new effect means that you can illuminate your designs with visible beams of light, which will be a great help when you attempt to capture the intended atmosphere of your project. This should prove particularly useful for projects which involve interior lighting, lighted swimming pools, car headlights, as well as public lights such as streetlamps.
Light Colour Temperature (Kalvin)
This is an incredibly cool addition to the Lumion toolset, as users can now set their lighting in accordance with the Kalvin scale, which is used to measure light colour temperature. Whether this is applied to the exterior or interior design work, you will be able to create the perfect mood for your project.
The Lumion team has gone above and beyond to ensure that users can create truly lifelike visualisations, as they have developed a wide range of surface decals, which are the imperfections that make walls and surfaces appear realistic. These effects, which include water stains, exposed brick and paint markings, will ensure that your images and videos have a vibrant result.
If you want to get your hands on all of these advanced features, you should seriously consider obtaining the Professional version of Lumion. Whilst the Standard edition is still a good option if you are looking to carry out basic design work, if you want to stand out from the crowd with the stunning quality of your projects, Lumion 12 Pro is sure to set you on the right path.
When using Lumion, you will be able to fill your scenes thanks to the extensive content library, which contains all the objects and materials you could possibly want. In Lumion 12, you have access to 570 new items, including plenty of eye-catching furniture and garden objects. Several new items will help you accurately depict vehicles in your designs, with localised license plates providing a noteworthy addition.
Meanwhile, there are 65 new high-quality materials that will ensure that users can attain a modern aesthetic with their designs. They will now have access to materials such as solar panels and acoustic foam, as well as several innovative types of roofing.
The content library is organised in a concise and user-friendly manner, meaning you are never more than a few clicks away from the items you need for your designs. This adds to the strong reputation Lumion already has for its ease of use, and you will be able to set up a simple yet dynamic workflow quickly. Thanks to the updates in Lumion 12, the rendering process is even smoother and faster and experienced and novice users alike are sure to have a positive experience.
Take a look at this exclusive Lumion 12 video to get a flavour of the new functionality:
Why not try Lumion 12 and see the possibilities for yourself?
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