In this blog we’ll be looking at some of the new feature the developers have added to Lumion 10 and 10.3
A new Lumion account area has been created where you can log into and download the latest version of your software and also change your details.
The new high-quality preview in Lumion 10 lets you see the highest possible quality preview of your project before you render. So when you make changes you don’t have to render and re-render to see the effect of your changes.
Fine-detail Nature (Pro only)
A new library of 62 new Fine-detail Nature models have been added in Lumion 10 and are the most detail-rich, beautiful 3D tree and plant models available in the Lumion content library. The idea is to place them strategically to enhance the viewer’s experience wrt the environment.
Additional mapping has been applied to 167 materials giving you more realistic material similar to the left side of the sand in the image below. The sand is much more realistic as it has a displacement map added.
Import your own displacement maps (Lumion 10.3)
Now in 10.3 you can also add your own custom displacement further enhancing your materials quality, making them more customizable and unique. On the left side of the image the paving has much more depth than on the right.
Real Skies at night (Pro only)
Lumion 10 has a new night effect to show your model at night and have great visual for the skies.
Aurora Borealis (Pro only)
And another sky effect is the northern lights to give a different feeling to your model.
Photo Matching (Pro only)
This effect allows to you import the image as a background and use the image perspective to align your building to. Making your model blend in better.
Heightmaps for OSM (Pro only)
You can now enable height for the areas that you select in the OpenStreetMap address location. In earlier versions, only the building was shown. This is great to supply context for you building.
AI Artist Styles
With this effect you can present your views as artistic painting-like styles that look like Monet, Picasso and other artists. This could be a great add on to provide your client with a painting of his project that they can put on their wall.
With Lumion 10 there has been 365 new objects in Pro and 104 objects in Standard added. The models range from HD animated people to seating and kitchen items and a lot more.
With Lumion 10 there have been 34 new high quality materials added ranging from exterior soil to indoor tiles. All these materials also include the displacement mapping as mention earlier.
You can now paint objects like trees around an area, for quick and easy creation of many trees to provide context.
LiveSync for AutoCAD (Lumion 10.3)
LiveSync for AutoCAD has been added. We we always able to import AutoCAD files but with allows the linking to be better, so if you change anything in AutoCAD then it updates in the Lumion environment.
Custom materials library
A Custom Material library has been created for you to store your edited material in to. You can then easily re-use these custom materials in future projects.
This tool allows you to cut the landscape to expose the sub-terrain you need to show. For instance, the depth of a swimming pool or a building’s basement.
Ease in/out control for movie clips
This effect is used for videos where you can accelerate into a video and decelerate at the end of the video. This just enhances the viewer’s experience.
Improved object library
They have added larger thumbnails for each item as well as the ability to minimize the library when not used.
Improved DWG import
He DWG importer has been integrated to Lumion 10 and updated. We’ve found that model from AutoCAD Architecture and other ‘flavours’ of AutoCAD imports perfectly. Some AutoCAD materials like glass and water also get auto assigned in Lumion as a bonus.
As you can see there are many new features included in Lumion 10 and 10.3. If you have an older Lumion version, you can upgrade to benefit from these features. Remember that some are only inside the Pro versions. If you need more information please contact us on: https://www.mgfx.co.za/contact