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Behind every design, there’s a story. Visualize yours with Lumion.

A building doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The setting, its environment, the subtle details — they all matter to bring your design to life. To create atmosphere. To give spaces a sense of scale and possibility.

Lumion makes it refreshingly easy to transform any CAD model into an experience you can feel. You can shape entire landscapes and add a world of context to your designs.

Make spaces feel real with fine-detailed nature, detailed skies and high-quality materials. Convey atmosphere and emotion with stunning lighting, weather and animation effects.

Lumion gives you all the tools you need to bring your designs to life.

Add Lumion to your design workflows

With a Lumion license, there’s no limit to what you can imagine, render and achieve.

Bring your exteriors, interiors and landscapes to life, and enjoy every step of the journey along the way.

Lumion is free for students

If you’re a full-time student at a university or accredited institution, you can download the free,
unrestricted
Lumion Pro Student! Faculty licenses are also available.

What is Lumion?

Lumion is architectural rendering software that makes it easy to convey how your projects will translate into real-life experiences and emotions.

Features

With intuitive tools, features and a large Lumion content library, there is no limit to how you can show your exterior, interior, landscape or urban designs.

Latest version

Lumion 12 is available now, with new additions and an improved experience to help you tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.

Custom ies spotlights | Lumion interior rendering

Already using an earlier version of Lumion?

Atmospheric spotlights. Realism-inducing decals. A scene-building experience that’s faster than ever. With new features introduced every year, Lumion 12 builds on more than a decade of development specifically for architects.

Render the life in your design

There is something about life you just can’t feel in CAD.

There is something about life you just can’t feel in CAD.
Maybe it’s the unpredictability. The inherent chaos.

Or simply the atmosphere. Whatever it is, one thing is for certain — life is full of feeling. And it’s difficult to get a feeling from a CAD model.

With Lumion, you can render the beauty of life into your work.

You can render the serenity of a building in the wild.
Render a New York minute with all of its movement and hustle.

Render lazy Sunday mornings, render rainy afternoons.

Render the pale light of winter or the heavy heat of summer. Render a change of your mind, render at every scale. Render anything you can dream, and render everything with ease.

Express yourself with Lumion

Architects are artists at heart.

Many have unique ideas about their designs, but they need a way to express these ideas easily.

Lumion removes the barriers to free-flowing expression,
letting you tap into your artistic side with tools and features to communicate a rich, unique story about the project.

You’ll be empowered to clarify your intent for the design and creatively express yourself in your renders, and with Lumion’s fast rendering speeds and workflow simplicity, there is a direct path from your imagination, through the 3D model, and into the render itself.

Take a closer look at how Lumion helps you to better express yourself in your renders, removing some of the mystery and difficulty in creating captivating results.

Inspire joy

Create atmosphere

Be unique

Get inspired with Lumion

Exteriors, interiors, landscapes and more. From single residential to large-scale urban plans. With Lumion, you can communicate all the real-life possibilities of your design ideas as beautiful images, videos and 360 panoramas.

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How Lumion energizes the design process

Communicate design ideas with emotion. Create a shared visual experience. Render your designs in a unique time and place. At any phase of the design process, Lumion makes it intuitive and simple to create beautiful results full of atmosphere and life.

We started using Lumion as a communication tool to convey our designs, and the more we were using it, the more we realized it’s not about just rendering anymore. We can use this in our design process.

Mathieu Anfosso

Lead Designer, TEN OVER STUDIO

I feel proud that I can bring 2D spaces to life and craft visuals that inspire people to take action, to protect or conserve or enhance nature in public spaces.

Stephanie Braconnier

Founding Principal, Future Landscapes

It’s a very important part of trying to understand what that visual image is trying to communicate. Because the building doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The light shines on it, the clouds come, the rain comes, weather changes, the seasons change.

Arno Matis

Founding Principal, Arno Matis Architecture

When they see a fly-through video with every detail, all the lighting, all the materials — it really gives them a realistic view of what their project could be. And I think that is what brings a sparkle to their eye.

Matt Zhang

Director of Design & Development, The Luxe Design Studios

Lumion is fully compatible with almost every 3D and CAD program

The idea behind Lumion is widespread compatibility to ensure that simple and fast architectural visualization is available to every architect and designer, no matter the 3D or CAD modeling software they use. Everything is designed to save you time.

With LiveSync, Lumion’s real-time rendering feature, you can create a live connection between Lumion and the major CAD programs. Even if LiveSync isn’t available for your CAD software, you should still be able to enjoy seamless import, model reimport and compatibility.

Lumion is fully compatible with and has LiveSync plug-ins for

Lumion is fully compatible with many other 3D modeling programs, such as

And many others

* Model designs on this page and the showcase gallery by VIS3DARQ, Angular Lab (Charles Infante) and Emely Córdova, Paul Sovereign, Bridge Con, Adam Ingram (Ark Visuals), Obra Visuals, Centric Bamboo and Gorilla Design, Beehive & King Crab, Angello Marques Arquitetura e Design and Marco Caccini.