By Vicky Browne, Marketing at SolidCAD
Lumion has always set out to define what rendering should be: fast and stress-free with exceptional results. Now, with Lumion 9, you’ll do more than feel the space. You’ll instantly breathe life into your project while capturing realistic environments faster than ever before.
Add the one-touch Real Skies to cast a new light on your scene and instantly create a beautiful, unique setting for your designs. Let realistic rain communicate cozy spaces, which you can now decorate with furry rugs and fluffy blankets. For the true-to-life garden shot, apply the new Customizable 3D Grass materials and you’ll almost feel the freshly cut lawn beneath your feet.
New streamlined scene-building tools help you create complex environments in minutes. Add to the improved workflow, Lumion’s jaw-dropping rendering speed and outstanding images and videos are within your reach, on all your projects. Use Lumion 9 to show the true beauty of your designs and form genuine connections with your clients.
Sky Light 2 and Real Skies(Real Skies are Pro only)
Instant, beautiful skies to take your breath away. With 39 Real Skies and their pre-configured Sky Light settings in Lumion 9, it takes a single click to give your design the perfect clear blue morning, stormy afternoon or unforgettable sunset.
Change the sky and your design’s entire lighting changes with it, putting you within reach of an awe-inspiring render in literally seconds.
Customizable 3D Grass(Pro only)
Spice up your landscape designs and add a variety of configurable, realistic grasses to your parks, gardens, lawns and any other surfaces with the new Customizable 3D Grass materials in Lumion 9.
Atmospheric Rain and Snow (Pro only)
Express the real feeling of your designs with the new Atmospheric Rain and Snow. With just a click, you can create everything from the light drizzle to a full-blown downpour, the winter flurry to a whiteout blizzard. The Atmospheric Rain and Snow is located under the Precipitation effect in Photo and Movie mode.
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The touch, smell and feel of engaging architectural renders
Furry materials (Pro only)
Soft to the touch. Colorful and fluffy. For the ultra-comfy blanket or rug, the new furry material provides charm and warmth to any surface in any space.
112 realistic new materials
With 112 highly realistic, new materials in Lumion Pro, it’s easier than ever to quickly convert the blank skeleton of your 3D model into a lively scene teeming with color, depth and feeling.
From the new marble flooring to the cobblestones and bricks for heightening outdoor realism, the new materials in Lumion 9 are the secret ingredient to “touch” the smooth wooden floors, “smell” the suede sofa in the living room, and “hear” the sound of rain battering the roof tiles.
New objects in the Content Library (Some Pro Only)
Infuse your designs with the energy of real-life spaces and environments with 634 new HD objects available in Lumion 9.
While most of the new objects cater to kitchens, ranging from refrigerators to cooktops to deliciously designed cabinets, you’ll find a wide assortment of lighting fixtures, storage items, cabinets, lounge and office chairs, sports cars and 3D people. This way, you can instantly capture the lived-in look of kitchens, living rooms, hallways, bedrooms and more.
Lumion 9 also comes with highly detailed palms and broadleaf trees, as well as a plethora of various stones for achieving jagged hillsides and rough shorelines.
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Quickly build believable environments for unbelievable renders
Need urban context, fast? In Lumion 9, OpenStreetMap has gone through a major update to bring you higher quality city context at faster speeds than before.
Lean scene-building workflow
The fastest rendering engine just got a boost into high gear. Natural and intuitive scene building. One-touch controls for quickly adding objects, materials, effects and more. From zero to beautiful render in record time.
Save the perfect table arrangement, load the picturesque bedroom. Your favorite object arrangements and groups are uniquely yours, saved now and forever!
Intuitive object placement
Placing objects is now more intuitive, easier and faster. Smart object technology via easy-to-use hotkeys can help ensure the right object placement while saving you valuable time and streamlining your scene building processes.
Instant object focus
A double-click takes you anywhere throughout the scene, so you’ll never lose sight of your model again.
Updated import edges
Take it to the edge. In Lumion 9, the edges of your models can be imported as separate material assignments. Using the dedicated “Import Edges” button, you can easily create wire-frame models and highlight the outlines of interior and exterior geometry.
Updated eye-level camera
Ever wonder what your model looks like from a real person’s point-of-view? Now, as you build your scene in Lumion 9’s Build Mode, you can simply click the eye-level camera and see what your design will look like in real life, as you build your scene.
Thanks for joining us for a look at all the new features available in Lumion 9. If you’re looking to buy or upgrade to Lumion – contact us.