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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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February 16 2017

Polished Renders using Lumion Effects

Applying effects to your renders is nothing short of essential. Effects make the difference between a sterile, unemotive render and one which knocks the socks off the onlooker. 

Adding effects can take a while because if you’re a perfectionist, you might like to tweak sliders until the materials, colors, reflections, shadows and everything else look perfect. Chris Welton has pulled together a really useful tutorial, which can help you get faster at applying effects by saving them and re-applying them. He shows you how to fit this into the way you build and manage your scenes with some seriously useful time-saving tips.

Above: Butterfly House Rendering: Produced by Chris Welton based on Larry Belk’s design

He made the beautiful animation above, based on a design by Larry Belk called “The Butterfly House” and explains in the tutorial below some of the effects he used and how he applied them. 

Above: Mastering Scene Management Tutorial by Chris Welton

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