Lumion

Lumion for

ArchiCAD rendering

Speed up your design workflows with real-time rendering for ArchiCAD
 

Enhance your ArchiCAD workflows

Graphisoft ArchiCAD is an industry-leading BIM modeling program esteemed for its clean interface and extensive capabilities, covering everything from project planning to implementation.

While you’re using ArchiCAD to design your projects, you can take advantage of Lumion’s extensive 3D rendering capabilities to visualize your designs as you go. No matter what phase of the project you’re in, Lumion makes it easy to place your project in its real-life context, quickly test ideas as you design, and significantly reduce the time it takes to create beautiful images, videos, and 360 panoramas.

All you need is the 3D model from your ArchiCAD project, and Lumion helps you bring it to life. In a few short minutes, you can highlight the beauty of your project by unveiling it in its full, detail-rich context, complete with shadows, lighting, rich and animated entourage, and all the other benefits of a Lumion environment.

And the best part — you can learn how to create beautiful renders with Lumion in less than 15 minutes. No formal training required.

[Lumion] really changes the way we communicate because we can iterate much faster through the process.

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Jamie Maslyn Larson

Director of Landscape, BIG NYC

Lumion LiveSync

Real-time rendering for ArchiCAD

With Lumion’s real-time rendering plug-in, LiveSync for ArchiCAD, your modeling and rendering workflows merge into one seamless process.

Lumion LiveSync makes it easy to visualize your ArchiCAD models as you make changes on the fly and test design, material, or lighting choices.

Accelerate your 3D rendering

Lumion offers several benefits when it comes to 3D rendering. From its speed and ease to its standout visual quality, Lumion makes the process of rendering an easy, no-stress affair at every phase of design development.

With the help of Lumion LiveSync for ArchiCAD, you can model and render simultaneously, saving you time on both workflows.

By modeling your design in Lumion’s breathtaking environments, you can always see how your choices will impact the final result.

Solve design problems by exploring how your model interacts with real-life elements such as light and shadow. And enhance presentations by making changes to your model on the fly and rendering them in no time.

Additionally, with thousands of high-quality materials and 3D assets in Lumion’s built-in content library, it’s easier than ever to breathe beauty, texture, and realism into your designs.

Export from ArchiCAD to Lumion

While we recommend using the LiveSync plug-in for a faster, more efficient workflow, Lumion also allows smooth and flawless functionality if you prefer to import your ArchiCAD model file.

You can easily export your model from ArchiCAD as a Collada (.DAE) file and import it into Lumion.

Rendering tips for ArchiCAD

Did you know you can replace your ArchiCAD imported objects with Lumion library objects? 

Ever wondered why some materials are automatically converted to water and glass in Lumion?

No matter what you’re trying to accomplish with your ArchiCAD-to-Lumion workflows, you can find helpful information on the Knowledge Base or get in touch with like-minded visualizers and architects from around the world through the Lumion Community.

Lumion for

Bring your structures to life with the greatest ease, in the highest quality

Visualize interior spaces as if they are ready to be lived or worked in

Create lifelike landscapes with details only found in nature itself

Lumion is free for students and faculties around the world

An extension of your imagination

With Lumion, you’re in control of your ideas. Create stunning visualizations of every angle of your design — at any point in your creative process

Lavabos modernos

Explora los nuevos fregaderos de acero inoxidable ahora disponibles en la Biblioteca Lumion.

Nuevos objetos y electrodomésticos

Combine fácilmente los nuevos objetos y electrodomésticos para crear elegantes diseños de cocina que se adapten a sus necesidades.

Estantes y menaje de cocina

Los nuevos objetos de cocina vienen en variedad de materiales (vidrio, porcelana, cerámica, madera y metal) brindándote mayores opciones para combinar y contrastar diferentes estilos y estéticas.

Iluminación Día Noche

Transfiera fácilmente de la luz natural a la artificial para transmitir diferentes estados de ánimo en diferentes momentos del día.

Textures and decals

Easily change the texture of any surface, add road markings, or show imperfections with surface decals.

Materiales

Con miles de materiales de alta calidad, podrás encontrar fácilmente la textura adecuada para cada superficie exterior o importar las tuyas propias.

Nature items

Create beautifully accurate landscape designs with Lumion’s wide selection of fine-detail nature, small plants, flowers, weeds, shrubs, and more.

Reflections

Achieve greater realism with lifelike reflections that appear exactly where they would in real life.

Materials and textures

Add a touch of realism to your surfaces with thousands of high-quality materials. Choose the perfect stone, brick, or wood, customize its properties, or import your own textures.

Nature

Breathe life into your design with thousands of nature items, from the smallest shrubs to the tallest trees.rees.

Terrain Context

Shape the landscape surrounding your architectural design by adding fields, mountains, and oceans at the touch of a button.

You can easily import your own custom models to give your terrains a more distinctive look.

High-quality materials

Lumion comes with a wide collection of high-quality materials that make it easy to add texture and realism to your interior surfaces.

Volumetric fire

Cast a feeling of coziness and warmth over your interior renders with easy-to-apply volumetric fire objects.

Furniture and objects

Convey the unique personality and style of each space with thousands of interior furniture, objects, plants, and decorations.

Texturas e adesivos

Altere facilmente a textura de qualquer superfície, adicione placas de sinalização ou mostre imperfeições com adesivos de acabamento.

Materiais

Com milhares de materiais de alta qualidade, você pode encontrar facilmente a textura certa para cada superfície externa ou importar a sua própria.

Itens da natureza

Crie projetos de jardins lindamente precisos com a ampla seleção do Lumion de detalhes minuciosos da natureza, pequenas plantas, flores, ervas daninhas, arbustos e muito mais.

Real Skies

It takes a single click to go from a clear blue morning to a stormy afternoon or an unforgettable sunset.

Whichever mood you want to convey in your architectural renderings, you can pick from any of the 59 HDRI skies available in Lumion and instantly see the result.

Reflexos

Obtenha maior realismo com efeitos de reflexo realistas que aparecem exatamente onde apareceriam na vida real.

Materiais e texturas

Dê um toque de realismo às suas superfícies com milhares de materiais de alta qualidade.

Escolha a pedra, o tijolo ou a madeira perfeita, personalize suas propriedades ou importe suas próprias texturas.

Natureza

Dê vida ao seu projeto com milhares de itens da natureza, desde os menores arbustos até as árvores mais altas. 

Contexto do cenário

Molde a paisagem ao redor do seu projeto arquitetônico adicionando campos, montanhas e oceanos com o toque de um botão.

Você pode importar facilmente seus próprios modelos personalizados para dar aos seus cenários uma aparência distinta.

Materiais de alta qualidade

O Lumion vem com uma ampla coleção de materiais de alta qualidade que facilitam a adição de textura e realismo às superfícies de seus interiores.

Fogo vultuoso

Transmita uma sensação de aconchego e calor em suas renderizações de interiores com objetos de fogo vultuoso fáceis de aplicar.

Móveis e objetos

Transmita a personalidade e o estilo exclusivos de cada espaço com milhares de móveis, objetos, plantas e decorações de interiores.

Materials

With thousands of high-quality materials, you can easily find the right texture for every outdoor surface, or import your own.