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March 23 2017

From zero to hero in 2 hours!

Take a look at this time-lapse recording of Gui Felix starting with just a picture in Sketchup and ending with a 3D model, complete Lumion scene and render, just 2 hours later!

Gui modeled everything in Sketchup, then loaded the model into Lumion and built the scene that brought it all to life. Check out the renders below, which were produced just 2 hours after starting the whole project.

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Above: Night-time render made from the speed-built model

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Above: A second render. This time showing the model in the daytime. 

It’s fascinating to see all the steps, with nothing missed, condensed into one 22 minute video. It powerfully demonstrates what can be achieved with Sketchup and Lumion in such a short timescale!

March 20 2017

Lumion 7.3 released!  Includes LiveSync for Revit

Lumion 7.3 is out now and includes Lumion LiveSync for Revit

Make changes in Revit® and immediately see them appear live in Lumion!

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Above: Short impression of Lumion LiveSync for Revit in action

Lumion LiveSync® provides a real-time high quality 3D view of your Revit® design. This plugin for Revit® creates a live connection with Lumion, so that changes in Revit® can be previewed in real-time in Lumion.

Live synchronization can help you work faster, for example in the early stages of design, when you are making frequent adjustments to your Revit® model.

Lumion 7.3 is a FREE update for Lumion 7 users and the Lumion® plugin 2.0 for Revit® is FREE of charge to anyone.

How does it work?

Find out more on the Lumion what’s new page.

March 17 2017

Live Webinar: Capturing Interiors in Lumion

Michael Brightman is doing another of his popular live webinars on Tuesday March 21st between 11:00 to 12:00 US Mountain Standard Time.

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He will be exploring how to create great looking interior renders in Lumion. In addition to explaining features like shadow, line lighting and area lighting, Mike will offer some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of these and other features.

It’s free! No need to sign up! 

You can join by clicking this link

March 16 2017

Creating Interior Renders

Avid Lumion user, renowned SketchUp expert and author, Michael Brightman has produced another excellent article about creating interior renders with Lumion. 

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Above: Example of an interior created by Michael Brightman

Michael focuses heavily on lighting and combinations of Lumion effects  (effects stacks). He’s even made some of his effects stacks freely downloadable. 

Link to the article here to find out more.

March 10 2017

Remember Reflections!

A rendering without reflections is often lifeless and unrealistic. Especially if the image contains large water or glass areas. Handling reflections is a balance between finding the accurate beauty you seek and managing the demands on your computer - reflections can ask a lot of your graphics card!

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Above: Atmospheric render with water reflections (courtesy of G.Felix)

This blog explains how to assign reflections in Lumion and can help you strike a balance between computer performance and reflective beauty.

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