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Lumion

Software for creating and rendering 3D designs

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Lumion Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Lumion product overview

What is Lumion?

Lumion is a 3D rendering software for architects. The platform allows users to visualize CAD models in photographs, videos, and 360 panoramas with real trees, effects, and various custom objects and materials.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Chat

Training options

Webinars
Documentation

Lumion pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

109

Starting from

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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Lumion features

Functionality

4.4

/5

109

Total features

5

1 categories

Most valued features by users

Data Import/Export
Landscape Design
BIM Modeling
Component Library
Animation

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Lumion users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

109

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.75/10
Rating distribution

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4

3

2

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3

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Pros
Great quality of textures and great quality of scenes. The best feature of this software is landscaping and the rendering of walkthrough.
It saves time for creating superb animation walkthroughs/flythroughs and stunning images.
And it creates amazing Quality pictures for showing to clients, posters and all printable media.
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.
Also, its interface can be confusing sometimes.
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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lumion is the ultimate tool for exterior renders

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I would say Lumion made our Jobs easy by making Final image renders easy and effective. It doesn't require deep knowledge of rendering and graphics design. And it creates amazing Quality pictures for showing to clients, posters and all printable media.

Pros

Lumion comes with preloaded environment maps to insert your final design for buildings(3D Models) to get your picture perfect final product image. It is very easy to use, drag and drop menu, with very optimized and realistic rendering process and video walk through production tools. It also has vehicles, people and other objects packed library that adds great details to your final image. The redering is seamless and very quick. Overall, it provides you with all the quick fix ups to finalize your final render.

Cons

Though the process is very easy, at times the lumion engine is quite processing power intensive that it crashes background apps. And the final product varies on the Quality of your graphics card and PC processing power.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Most common and easy 3D rendering and visualization software

Reviewed a year ago

If you are expecting a high-quality, fast rendering for the designs, Lumion is the option you should choose. It’s faster and has many preloaded elements which will aid in designing a perfect simulation. But you got to have a device with high performance to use Lumion and Lumion works only on Windows operating system.

Pros

Lumion has the best output quality of renderings considering all the software out there. And from my personal experience, most professional designers use Lumion due to easiness and effectiveness. And with preloaded elements, the rendering and creating final output becomes quite professional and attractive. Also, it is equipped with many user-friendly features such as drag and drop, compatibility with...

Cons

Although Lumion is a good application for rendering, it takes quite a heavy processing power in doing the rendering. You got to have a device with higher performance to use Lumion effectively. And this is only available for Windows users. That’s quite a disadvantage for Mac and other operating system users.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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the best tool to model quickly and efficiently

Reviewed a month ago

I really like how quickly one can model and set projects

Pros

the interface and the ease of applying textures and setting of the models

Cons

very expensive for companies that are starting

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Lumion for Fast Rendering

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

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 Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Uno dei migliori tool per gli architetti per rappresentazioni fotorealistiche dei progetti.

Reviewed 2 months ago

E' il miglior software di architettura fotorealistica che abbia mai testato. Adatto anche ai neofiti e a coloro i quali viene fornito anche solo il progetto dell'edificio e serve solo arredarlo, creare i materiali adatti per le superfici.

Pros

La semplicità ed intuitività d'uso, la possibilità di importare modelli di edifici creati con altri software, l'enorme quantità di mobilio, carte da parati, piastrelle, accessori, vegetazione, ecc, presenti nella libreria, permettono di creare rendering fotorealistici in modi rapidi e graficamente piacevoli dei vostri prodotti. E' anche possibile creare animazioni convincenti.

Cons

A livello di rendering grafico ci sono dei motori grafici della concorrenza (vedi Unreal Engine 5) che forniscono un realismo e performances maggiori ma sono software più generalisti e privi della libreria specifica per gli architetti ed arredatori di ambienti. Serve un hardware decisamente potente.

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Lumion FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Lumion offer?

Lumion has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: One Time License
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Lumion?

Lumion has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Small Business


Q. What languages does Lumion support?

Lumion supports the following languages:
Spanish


Q. Does Lumion offer an API?

No, Lumion does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Lumion offer?

Lumion offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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