Lumion compatibility and real-time rendering for Revit
When it comes to BIM and its innovative array of intelligent 3D drawing capabilities, Autodesk Revit remains one of the major design tools across the architectural, engineering, and construction industries.
Lumion rendering software is designed especially for architects who want to convey the beauty and the vision of their Revit projects. Even if you have zero 3D rendering experience, Lumion instantly creates a live connection to your Revit project.
And in less than an hour, you can capture your project in its real-life setting or a conceptual context in a compelling, immersive way.
You can quickly create images, videos and 360 panoramas (suitable for VR), and show your design as it would look in a thick forest, near the ocean, or at the end of a cul-de-sac. If you design interiors, Lumion’s lighting and shadow technology helps provide a feeling for space, materials and emotion.
No matter your Revit project, Lumion helps you bring it to life.
“In the span of three days, I taught myself the program, I rendered a high school, and I produced the animation for it.”
How does Lumion work?
Once you import your model into Lumion, you enter an intuitive, world-building environment that makes it easy to convey the beauty of your design in its real-life or conceptual context.
You can sculpt mountains, shape hills and create rivers and lakes. With 5,600+ models in the built-in content library, it takes only minutes to create true-to-life exterior, interior, urban or rural scenes.
With 1,200+ customizable materials in the content library, you can breathe life into the design, heightening the image of its real-life impact and leaving a lasting memory on your clients.
1. Real-time rendering with LiveSync
To create a seamless workflow between Revit and Lumion, we recommend that you use the free Lumion LiveSync plugin.
If you have Lumion 7.3 and newer, LiveSync lets you immediately set up a real-time visualization of your Revit model. Make sure to select a perspective 3D View before clicking on the LiveSync button.
Once you’ve established the connection, rendering and modeling become a real-time experience, getting you from your initial idea to a final, beautiful rendering faster than ever before.