Lumion 8 Pro is the version that includes everything you need.
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|Hand-drawn outline effect||•|
|Soften hard edges||•|
|Model and material variation options||•|
|Measuring tool and grid object||•|
|Foliage for materials||•|
|Area lights and line lights||•|
|Model library||1,465 models
|High quality animated 3D people from aXYZ Design||Only Standard Models||130 Extra Models|
|Ambient Sound Effects||No Sound Effects||123 Sound Effects|
|In-scene 3D Text effect||•|
|Advanced 3D Title Effects
||No Title effect||• 27 Title effects
• 12 built-in fonts
• Support for custom fonts
|Merge project files (for projects with multiple users)||•||Output to real-time fly-through via Lumion Viewer||•||Output of background music/sound in MP4||•|
Lumion 8 makes it easy to clearly communicate the form of your design with the “hand-drawn” outline effect. Apply it together with photorealistic, sketch or artistic effects to draw a focus to your building’s general shape and form. It’s the bones of your design, rendered beautifully and easily.
In real life, the edges of any surfaces generally appear slightly rounded or worn. They are never perfectly sharp. With the new edges slider in Lumion 8, your model will take on a more natural and weathered look, one better representing the real qualities of physical homes and buildings. Impart age and realism by smoothening the edges of adjacent faces. Soften the corners of brick, concrete, wood and other materials. A simple slider movement, a more realistic building. Easy. Effective.
There’s something about a maquette that computer-generated renders can’t replace. By applying the new tilt shift effect in Lumion 8, your design becomes part of a miniature world. With a viewpoint above your model in Lumion, the tilt shift effect changes the plane of focus and blurs the foreground and background. It’s a camera effect which transforms your CAD model into a scaled-down version of the real thing.
Is the wood-focused flooring a good fit with the stone walls? Which will your client like more, Design A or Design B? Perhaps the home’s siding and patio are proving tricky to match. Whatever the case, the new variation control effect is an easy way to compare multiple options for materials and models. Your clients will find it convenient when balancing a range of concept options and choosing a look they can be satisfied with. As the architect, this Lumion 8 feature speeds up your workflow when researching and communicating the best design solution.
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Whether confirming the distance between two pieces of furniture or checking the perimeter of a garden, the new measuring tools in Lumion 8 help you make quick measurement checks without needing to go back to your modeling software. As a workflow improvement, the on-screen measuring tools help you verify distances, ensuring the precision and scale of your model.
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With the unique ability to transform simple shapes into realistic foliage, customized leafy hedges can be made of any shape and size you can imagine. Add creeping ivy (and other climbing plants) along entire surfaces like walls or statues. Or add a simple touch of green on the ground. Whether you need to cover whole walls with one of Lumion 8’s nine climbing plant presets, or you’re adding a dash of leafiness to existing materials, you’ll breathe new life into your design.
Put your models on the map with OpenStreetMap. This functionality allows you to directly pick a location anywhere on Earth. Lumion then generates corresponding 3D maps by importing 2D data from the OpenStreetMap database.
The new area light and light strip provide a broad range of exciting possibilities, allowing you to enhance both interiors and exteriors with lights that go beyond the simple spotlight. Within seconds, you can throw in some cove lighting, add warmth to a room with the subtle lighting of a surface, or simulate daylight shining through a window, all to help clients fully step into the world you’ve created.
Glass is widely used in architecture and good visualizations require that it is rendered accurately. PureGlass® technology gives you access to transparent, translucent or frosted glass that looks more compelling and realistic than ever.
Without good reflections it is impossible to create good looking glass, water, marble, wood or metal surfaces. Materials come to life with realistic reflections. Speedray™ Reflections offer the opportunity to massively improve image quality with little extra render time. In Lumion Pro 6 reflective surfaces are automatically improved at the flick of a switch.
Lumion Pro continues to expand its already huge content library with more high-quality animated 3D people from aXYZ Design. In Lumion Pro 8, 25 animated 3D people take on new poses, like sitting or walking.
Lumion Pro features almost 3 times as many trees and plant models. The extended model library includes more species and extra variations on species you get in the standard library.
A great tool for collaboration is the ability to merge content from a scene file with your current scene. This feature is essential for people working in teams because it allows you to work on a single scene with multiple people.
Add text overlays and logos to your videos. Lumion pro includes several transition effects which eliminate the need to add texts to you movie with additional movie editing software. Another benefit of the built-in text feature is the ability to place text in 3D. This allows you to place 3D text balloons in your scene that automatically fade in when the camera comes closer.
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