Act-3D

Lumion


4.5 / 5
53 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

67 of the top 100 architect companies in the world use Lumion, while the average Lumion user shares an office with up to 10 other people and builds new family homes and small-to-medium sized projects.


Average Ratings

53 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Act-3D
  • lumion.com
  • Founded 1998
  • Netherlands

About Lumion

Lumion is the fastest 3D rendering and visualization software for architects. Whether you model in Revit, 3ds Max, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Rhino or many others, Lumion instantly breathes life into designs with realistic trees, stylish effects, and thousands of objects and materials from the content library. No training required, and in just 15 minutes, you can learn to create jaw-dropping images, videos and 360 panoramas with lightning-fast speeds.


Lumion Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • BIM Modeling
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • Landscape Design
  • Virtual Tour

Lumion Reviews Recently Reviewed!


one of the best software available for architects

Jan 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When it comes to rendering of the designs or the visualizations, Lumion is one of the best software available for architects. It enables architects to put up realistic feels to the designs whether they are modelled in Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, 3Ds Max or Revit. Lumion brings the life out of designs with its lively effects and creative tools. There are plenty of objects to choose from and thousands of material in the library to start with. The Lumion software is so easy to understand and use that you can make an eye-popping image in just few minutes and can get plenty of options to design the image in more realistic way.

Lumion provides some great features like Animations, Component Library, Data Import/Export, Landscape Design and Virtual Tour. It allows the user to import different type of content and then experiment the creative tools and designs from the library to make some unique animations and renderings. One of the main feature is that one can import design from SketchUp Pro which is considered as the best CAD software as it is compatible with large number of files. Importing capabilities, setup managers and macro recordings are the features which makes the SketchUp Pro more demanding and convenient to use. What I like about the Lumion software is its ease of use, the quick rendering time than most of its other competitor. Lumion is efficient, the steps are easy to implement and understand. The most amazing feature is that it allows the user to import 3d designs and mo

Cons: There are some disadvantages or I can say room of improvements for the Lumion software is that rendering takes more time when it comes to complex designs. Also the material and content in the library should be more as clients can be picky at times and require special addition to their designs. Some features are only available in the pro version making it difficult in terms in pricing when you have a light pocket. Also there are no real-time edits that can be done on imported 3d model which makes it difficult at times.

Overall: Overall, the Lumion software is great for architects who are passionate enough to make unique and creative renders and visualizations in little time with great attention to details and plenty of options to use from. The rendering time is less, 3D rendering can be done quickly. Lumion is easy to understand and use even for the beginners. Even the client will be happy when you are using Lumion and have quick last minute changes to do for the client. It does the job pretty well.

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Pleasant, practical and with impeccable results.

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although it is a software designed for the area of architecture is really flexible I think it is a positive experience to be able to implement it to make animated renderings of vehicles in the city and be able to model in other software and then move to lumion to realize the realistic render graphic project, their results are very good.

Cons: Being a program designed for architecture I had to adapt to their options and tools, some actions and tasks that I would like to perform are not possible since it is not designed for tasks related to animation with special effects or industrial or graphic design.

Overall: I think it works correctly, you manage to realize very realistic and very professional animation projects, it allows you to import files and that is very important, the tools and commands are very nice to work with.

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Great software for architects who like to work in a real time near photo-realistic environment.

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, solid performance, great renders and extreme fast render times. I use Lumion from the very start of the designing process, and constantly switch between Archicad and Lumion. I show the renders to my clients, or share them on social media in every stage of the process. It's fun working with Lumion and it really gives my designing process a boost.

Cons: Importing external materials (and their respective channels) could be better. It would be nice if all channels could be adjusted directly from within Lumion without a Photoshop detour.

Overall: A lot of great support and from all clients and people I work with. And I have control over my artist impressions, without the need for external visualization firms. And the designing process is much more fun working in a real-time environment.

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Excellent for animated renders with surprising quality.

Nov 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program's capabilities are really efficient, very easy to implement and learn, it allows you to complement it with other softwares to import the 3d model to lumion without any difficulty and that is very well valued, the commands and options are very well designed and the interface is properly distributed for proper use of the workspace, the results of the animations are optimal and very professional.

Cons: Some tools can improve, the rendering time when the project is more complex takes longer than expected, the content library should be broader and think about the more complex demands of its clients, some environments lack the expected reality for quality offered by Lumion, the most realistic materials are only available in Lumion pro.

Overall: It's just nice how you run the animation project, I'm pleased with the result, it's very easy to model in other software and then import into Lumion to create your animation scene with great effects of reality and professional results, I like your interest and the process.

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MASS Design Group Review of Lumion - Landscape

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I value the ease of use, the speed, the realistic renders, the options for filters, light, finishes, the ability to have multiple files that can be live updated. We like using Lumion in landscape for testing/ modeling, as well as final renders. It allows us to look at opening day of a project, as well as future tree/ landscape maturity.

Cons: This may not be a concern for many users, but we do a lot of work in Rwanda/ Africa. The plant palette is not built out for species we use here. And some of the other generic plants do not look as realistic as much of the rest of Lumion. But really, in comparison to the overall utility of Lumion, it is a minor concern - does not stop us from using it!

Overall: We use Lumion to model out options to help us make design decisions, as well as doing renders and fly throughs that we can use to communicate with our clients (clients love it!) and the public. This software has become a standard in our office, and very much enjoyed by our staff.

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High quality results for renders animations.

Sep 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Really amazing results as animations, it allows you to import files made in other software and you can complement with the available tools of Lumion to add a very professional look, includes a series of preset styles ideal for different environments, climate, interior, exterior, account with a range of very realistic characters.

Cons: The demands of the software are incredibly high, you need to have a high-end team capable of doing a lot of work so you can support the creation of the animation, the more complex the project and the more detail the design requires, the program will take longer to perform the render of the animation.

Overall: After designing the plans and the 3d model of a furniture it is necessary that we can show its possibilities within an architectural environment, Lumion is an ideal tool for that stage of the work since by means of an animation a complete presentation of the design can be made and its details, color, material and use.

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Lumion makes it possible to use rendering as a design tool and not only to show a finished product.

May 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It changed the way I tackle visualization, it is now easier to start renderings from the very beginning of the design process and use them to make design decisions and update them over and over.

When you are done with the design you can finish the polished version of the renderings.

Cons: I guess the main thing I dislike is the fact that you cant use more than one computer to render in a network. Also you cant use the software in more than one computer at the same time.

Overall: Using Lumion it is very easy to keep happy clients, any last minute changes doesn't take hours to process removing from the equation any additional services request to the client.

Lumion also changed the way I write proposals, before, or when using traditional ray trace renderings, we would quote per image. Now with Lumion I think about it as scenes. Doing 1 or 3 renderings of the same scene is fairly easy.

Clients love this approach.

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Best choice for Designers and Architects

Feb 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love Architecture and video so Lumion is my favorite choice for visual video. With this software, I can render an Architectural photo without spending the time to set up lightings or environments like 3DsMax and Vray. I can see everything is changed in real-time so I won't get disappointed because of the difference between the scene and the rendered photo. It works well with the other software like Sketchup, 3DsMax, AutoCAD, Revit... Very easy to learn.

Cons: As I said it's very easy to learn in basic, but not easy to become an expert, you need time to practice more. It requires a strong computer so please consider to upgrade your computer before you want to use it. It has some problem in importing Revit 2019 file into Lumion 8, so please tell me your solution (if you know) in this case.

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Easy to use but pricing is too much for me

Dec 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I used Lumion to render Architectural scenes it was super cool and easy to use. Lumion is very strong at below points.

-Easy to use (Very user-friendly User Interfaces and tutorials)

-Speed (It is a real-time render so you don't need wait to render your scenes)

-Camera Controls (We can handle the camera very easily and can make walk-through videos very easily and you don't need more training)

-It has good objects and environment library, you don't need to model every object

Cons: Lumion has some bad cases too which are I faced when I'm using it

-Pricing (Lumion Pro is very expensive )

-Even it has quick rendering it is running slowly and you need good RAM for use this

-Updates (When you get a new update of Lumion does not update current software itself it should install as a whole new software )

-Output videos are too large

Overall: Lumion is very easy to use software as I mentioned above. When I was a beginner to Lumion I have used their video tutorials in their own website and use Youtube to learn a lot and I was able to learn it so quickly. Lumion save me a lot of time with their object library. They have cool object collection.

Lumion gives our company the ability to produce very quick quality renders and animations.

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The speed of Lumion producing the wished output is tremendous. The effects stack presets are very welcome option.

Cons: The price is quite steep. User is not able to input his own render dimensions and it's not possible to seperate a face (or faces) from an object and attach another material/texture/color to it(them).

Overall: The ever so demanding clients asking us to show them almost instantly some renderings. Lumion helps us with that.

I have a very positive experience with Lumion. It's intuitive and really fast.

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how fast it is and how big areas it is possible to render. We did several projects where we needed to render whole cities, or city areas and I don't know of any software that would make it faster then Lumion.

Cons: There is no versions for Mac. I work in a small advertising agency and iOS is the system of choice for both us and many others in design/advertising/photo industry. I have all of my stuff and resources on the Mac, so moving it back and forth to PC when I need to use Lumion is a big pain.

Overall: I get the job done extremely quick. With no previous 3D experience I was able to learn Lumion in the matter of hours and it generated first income in the matter of days. We had a project with 3D elements in it and with extremely short deadline . I don't know of any other software that would allow us to make it done so fast (both thinking about how easy it was to start using and rendering times of complicated structures). I love the "what you see I what you get" aspect of it, and that you see it in real-time, without wasting time to pre-render things.

The real deal in 3D rendering!

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The best part of the software is the 3D additions and allowance to use real skies.

The software will allow you to add 3D grass without bogging up or slowing down your machine and make it appear as if it was a captured image rather than processed.

The HDR skyboxes in lumion 7,8,9 improve the overall lighting of the image and gives it a realistic look.

Cons: The new addition of the lean UI in the lumion 9 is a standard con. This has disabled many features which include the ability to select and filter multiple categories.

Another con is the video playback which is quite slow and time consuming.

Overall: All in all. Lumion is the rendering software at hand for any firm or practicing freelancer architect. This will transform your plain 3D presentations to something the is eye catching and appealing.

A highly recomendable software with just very few and bearable cons and problems.

Lumion - Rendering Ease

Jun 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Lumion is a tremendous tool for creating high quality images. Importing models from different programs into Lumion is quick and simple. The library of entourage is full of all the general things one could think of. The rendered images have a very simple workflow as well as high quality editable settings for lighting and reflections. Now, the Livesync feature is also a great real-time renderer to help the design process all the way through.

Cons: As Lumion runs a video game renderer the interface might be different than what most architectural users are familiar with and might come with a learning curve. Controlling the majority of tools with sliders can be less precise than desired.

Overall: Lumion is an incredibly fast and easy in-house architectural rendering program that has enormous potential. If looking for professional quality renderer, Lumion might not be the right fit, but it will certainly take less time than whatever else is being used and still produce great looking images. It fits it well in today's fast paced design process to turn around iterations of renderings very quickly.

Lumion has a clear and distinct advantage when it comes to speed, a feature often neglected.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This has been the most significantly positive change to our workflow recently. With ease, we're able to produce visualizations for architects and engineers. Finally it's extremely easy to use, requiring minimal training.

Cons: At first we were concerned that there would be a high cost to this massive speed advantage. However we realized applications were well worth the cost and the value was immediately apparent.

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Best Rendering software on the market

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy animation tool kit, fast rendering, pre set of people, car , tree to use. Which can sell your client for your design concept

Cons: Wish they come out for True VR experience software, since other software are catching up. wish they can come out soon.

Powerful rendering tool- Lumion

Feb 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When it comes to rendering, I always preferred Lumion. I familiarised with the Lumion during my final year project demonstration and it ended with the big round of applause. The detailing available in the Lumion is very handy and useful. The Library available for Lumion is very large and it is very useful when we create animations, data import and export, landscape design etc.

Cons: The big cons in Lumion is time consumption during a large rendering end product. It needs to be improved in the upcoming versions. Pricing for this software also a little bit high when comparing other markets available software.

Overall: Overall, Lumion is the most powerful rendering tool to make animations with innovation to impress the clients and colleagues for Engineering professionals.

Lumion

May 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumion is used for rendering works which mostly architecture and civil engineers use this products. We can import completed sketchup files and Ravit files. Lot of tools are available which makes easy and understand. we can render with high quality materials and very acttrative. Water effects , lightning, night mode, sun rise and sun set are also available. Vehicles and peoples movement can be done.

Cons: When we rendering machine gets strucks and go slowy , It is needed high performance lap top. We have to learn properly to use all facilities. It is not freely available , should be paid.

Overall: It is best software for rendering I have ever seen before. What ever the landscape, finishing we can made .

Amazing renders done quickly. This software takes the waiting out of doing renders

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and the ability to integrate into workflow quite easily. You can produce way faster than with traditional rendering softwares

Cons: There is no edit feature inside of the program and the working area is limited to 2km to 2km making working with large landscapes difficult

100% productivity, 50% work

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumion revolutionize the visualization process for the modern designers. Streamline the trickiest rendering elements such as landscape, water, and animated objects into a seamless, simple workflow. Working in landscape architecture, you get to now focus on your design and less on thinking about what it might look like in real life.

Cons: Further customization at the level of types of leaves, trunks, colors of flowers would be helpful.

In my work as an architect I have found Lumion extremely useful as a visualisation tool.

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Two features stand out:

First: You get results really fast. From sketchup model to production quality images takes only a minimal amount of setting up.

Second: It allows for tweaking in the model -while working on the final images.

Cons: The software is set up to work without menus and tabs.

This gives you a clean working environment focused on the end result without endless tabs and ribbons such as in office or adobe software. A lot of functions are 'hidden' and it takes a little bit of searching where certain functions or buttons are.

Overall: Lumion made making visualisations really easy and fast. Normally it would take me and my team a week to get to production quality results. With lumion we could cut it down to a single day- and we could not only make still images but animations as well.

Same day renders!

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Lumion let's me make edits to projects and visualize them instantly. I can rework a project and then have presentation ready renders in the same day. This is great for saving time and communicating ideas with clients.

Cons: Lumion works as a standalone program that once you import your 3d model into it, you cannot edit the 3d model. If there was a way of linking in realtime the edits from Rhino to Lumion that would be great! However, they do have this feature, "LiveLink" for Sketchup and Revit.

Overall: Fast results!

Best 3D rendering software

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Awesome, Super and fantastic 3D rendering software.

Cons: Takes too much resources and very difficult to run on a average PC

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The best rendering software

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Its ease of use and prebuilt libraries are amazing!

Cons: It is centered around architecture industry. As I am an industrial engineer who has worked on software involving 3D factory, I wish it has those features too!

Overall: I love Lumion. I do rapid 3D modelling on trimble sketchup then import the model on Lumion. I was blown away by how easily you can achieve realistic views in Lumion

Lumion

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumion is the best rendering software which I have been using for landscaping , making animated video of some model. In my experience, Anyone can easily become familiar with it. Now, more advanced materials which look real and reflect are available. Real time rendering can be done by applying lightning effect( sunrise, sunset, night mode) and water effects.

Cons: Usually, I face some issues when I import Sketchup file into lumion. If we applied same material for different object in sketchup then It can not be applied different material for that objects. If we change one other also change.

Overall: Model will be looking very attractive after rendered with this software. I love it

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Create good designs with the help of good tools

May 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has good tools for the development of the design department, its rendering time is very good, it has a great variety of templates and predesigned objects that you can easily use

Cons: The cost of the full version is very high, you need to have a large RAM because the program is very heavy and runs slow. the option to undo is usually a problem

Overall: We could say that it is a great tool for the design and reality of plans, it has great tools for performance in architecture. You just need a good processor

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Lumion Came to make my job easier!!!

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this in several languages, it is very easy to make changes, download the demo and love it !. The 3D camera is very easy to use, and have a variety of textures to use, both indoors and outdoors.

Cons: The interface is not very intuitive, it is a little complicated to find what you need quickly.

I would like to have a chat on a web page, to be able to talk quickly with the support.

Overall: He helped me to place my drawings in digital, to show it more easily to my clients.

Lumion

Jun 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: As this is a architectural software , by comparing other ones final product is very effective than other the option and features in this software is better than others

Cons: As this is used to do architectural of building if it is featured by structural evalution then even better

Overall: Actually my house also drawn using this and finally completed

Quality Program

Apr 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Lumion offers a wide range of effects that you can adjust to suit your preference. You are able to bring your designs to life within the rendering program. You can easily save your settings if you have a custom look you would like to consistently use for future models.

Cons: When starting out in the program, it can be difficult to find which tool you need because of their minimalist interface.

Overall: Overall, Lumion has been a wonderful tool to create gorgeous renderings for the clients. They are continually being wowed at the quality. The program helps show the vision of the project. The library is a valuable asset and I appreciate Lumion expanding it year after year.

Animation software

Dec 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Probably the best tool for rendering architectural walkthroughs in a very fast mode, very easy to use

Cons: does not include 3d modelling tools built in

Overall: This softwares renders much faster than others, for me saves a lot of time

Fast and intuitive with revit

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of exporting from revit into lumion. The program reads the revit file very well and is easy to minipulate materials and place objects.

Cons: The mobility of user camera is clunky and slow. While the base program is a decent price the pro version is a bit expensive.

Awesome

Jan 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is an amazing software for architects like me.we can import 3d files from sketchup software ti Lumion very easily.The most imoressive feature is we can insert walking people,birds,vegetations ..and even flowing water.we can choose climate and sun directio also.it is easy to capture views from different angles.Definitely lots of other features that i didn't noticed..Really it is the best presentation software for architects and designers.

Cons: It was not working in my laptop with average cobfiguration.my laptop doesn't have graphic card.So,Lumion works best only in systems which have high configuration.

Overall: It is amazing.The best presentation software for architects.I suggest all architects and student architects to try this software

Renderings within Reach!

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: There is a huge amount of 3D content (trees, people, cars, etc.). Also, the ability to either quickly use preset filters to generate images while also providing MANY different customization options for fine-tuning is helpful.

Cons: It really does require a beastly GPU and processor, so make sure you have the right hardware!

Experience with Lumion 8

May 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is unbelievable growth of a software in the AEC industry. Few years an engineer or architect need to do years of hard work to come up to a basic 3D model. But now with the help from sketching software and this giant lumion we are able to show the future to the clients in few hours. The street map option is the most likable option in this software. Because we actually don't need to buildup the environment separately anymore. One word for lumion is WOW.

Cons: Comparatively costlier. But its worth for every single money we spent.

Overall: After using Lumion, Stress in explaining the design to clients in the preliminary stage become less nowadays.

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Lumion use

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The realism of the animation and how quickly it renders something.

Cons: That I cannot make changes to my pool or any other structures that I design sketchup. I wish I could edit it real-time.

Overall: With lumion, It makes it easier for me to sell outdoor solutions to my clients. Pools Patios and more.

Most intuitive rendering software

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Lumion is the easiest and quickest to learn software for rendering. License includes 100+ of models to add to your rendering. Offers a variety of photographic parameters and effects.

Cons: Post-production is recommended. Has demanding specs, but runs anyway. Confusing controls (no custom key binding).

Ultimate render software

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Perfect. As easy and intuitive as it can get. Very very fast. What used to take hours it now takes 5 minutes.

Cons: Hard to navigate between options of the same model. The option of undoing your progress should be rethought, it's a nightmare

Lumion

Feb 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Great software! Results are great, renderings are fast, animations are very helpful with clients. Interface is refreshing and intuitive

Cons: Wish there were more people options for animations (more diversity, more people doing different tasks, and especially more kids). Some small quirks when doing animations but overall not huge issues.

Overall: Very positive. We use it primarily for animations which are very effective and popular with clients.

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Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: - features available to create lifelike walkthroughs.

- easy model transition from Revit to Lumion

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Cons: - should make it more user freindly when trying to create walkthroughs in and around the building

- time consuming to create simple walkthroughs

Overall: acadamia

Amazing Software!

Apr 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The quality of the output, the ease of use and functionality. We use this program daily and it works amazingly well.

Cons: It is not a cheap program, however, the product outweighs the expense.

Overall: Excellent!

Make your renderings realistic

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: So easy to use and has all the tools a landscape architect could want!

Cons: Motion sickness caused by zooming the camera around.

Overall: Makes the renderings so real I worry about getting sued if the contractor cant make it look at good as the picture.

It doesn't get much easier!

Feb 27, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software works with Revit and Sketchup with active link so you don't have to set your project up every time you import. It's amazing how fast you can turn out a rendering or even an animation. This has really impressed our client/owners.

Cons: I understand why but the specs for a machine to run the software are on the high end. Price is a little high.

Overall: We have been able to use this software from building design and focus groups for planning to interviews for future projects. This really lets us focus on what really matters to the stakeholder.

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Easy, fast and user-friendly

Apr 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Animations, Renderings, walk-through, panoramas.. everything is possible in a few clicks. with a huge library of various assets, you can create a pleasing presentation by simple drag-and-drop way. almost everything in the scene can be controlled or changed in a few clicks .. very easy to use and learn.. really love it

Cons: Requires really high GPU power.. and sometimes I feel like the renderings are not realistic enough.

Overall: Lumion is for people who want quick and beautiful renderings without any past rendering experience or knowledge.

Lumion for Fast Rendering

Sep 12, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For architectural rendering, the program is really good about allowing you to set up scenes and get lots of renderings out fast. We used it a lot to do multiple renderings of different design options early on in SD.

Cons: The other program we use in our office is Vray. The materials in Vray are much easier to get right. Whenever we did Lumion renderings, there was always a slight cartoonish-ness to the actual buildings.

Overall: For fast renderings, especially early on, Lumion is great. Additionally, the plants and trees render fantastically. The only downside is the potentially cartoonish nature of the final product. We have found that some materials do this more than others, but it's hard to know which will work without a lot of wasted time doing test renders.

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You can easily create projects using Lumion without previous knowledge

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That it is so easy to use. It saves us a lot of time working with this software. The lightning is also very good, and the possibilities of changing the "time of the day".

Cons: Not much I dont´t like about this software, but I hope that they can do something about the limitation to 20 visibility layers.

Quick Renderings!

Mar 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very quick to produce a high quality rendering with Lumion compared to other software on the market.

Cons: The user interface is very strange and clumsy. It could use some work to be more intuitive.

Overall: We produce architectural renderings using Lumion for presentation to clients and for marketing.

Lumion Review

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Lumion allows you to make your Revit or sketchup models into lively renderings with many features and plugin options.

Cons: The navigation of the software is not intuitive like some other software so that takes some getting used to.

Lumion was better if it has a good renderer

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how it made 3d modelling so easy especially the controls on land contours that provides you an instant result. You can make a beach so easy with that unlike to other 3d softwares that you have to do it manually.

Cons: For me, the render needs more improvements so it can provide more realistic output.

Best rendering software

May 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use.

Realistic trees and water.

Quick to use.

Less rendering time.

Makes animation easy.

Cons: It requires system of heavy spec.

Not very realistic.

Slows down system.

Overall: Lumion has been a wonderful software that makes 3d rendering and animation easy and smooth with little effort and time required. It accepts a wide range of format and makes texturing less of an headache.

user friendly

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it's one the easy to use app, I being an artist could make some great work within a few hours with out any experience as an architect.

Cons: It supports some of the software's like Autodesk 3d max, SketchUp and auto cad. hope to see more supported app.

Overall: The interface of the application was similar to the app I used like Autodesk, Blender, Photoshop, and iclone, I do 3d modeling and Comic books some times I would need to design buildings for my stories, Lumion as many great options to do 3d modeling

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It is a good tool for design

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being able to use it in several languages is ideal, it has good tools to design, it is easy to use predesigned objects and with great diversity

Cons: It is a good tool for design, the focus of the drawings allows to make a better demonstration to the clients.

Overall: show my clients a better approach in the designs