What's new in Lumion 12 | ACAD Pte Ltd

Bring spaces to life with Lumion

Lumion 12.3 update is now available

Make every detail count

With Lumion, you can easily add eye-catching details and breathtaking atmosphere to your renders, which would otherwise take hours to create.

Now, Lumion 12.3 takes this idea one step further. Because it’s the details that make a design feel alive. It’s the details that immerse your clients and colleagues into an experience they can feel and remember. Discover how you can surprise and delight with an awe-inspiring level of detail in your visualizations.


New to Lumion?

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

Enjoy a faster, more intuitive and more enjoyable rendering experience with Lumion 12.3, available now! 
Lumion 12.3

Already using an earlier version of Lumion?

With every new update, Lumion gives you more tools to visualize your designs exactly how you’d like, without compromising performance or speed. Take advantage of a faster and more intuitive rendering experience with Lumion 12.3.

Explore the new features in Lumion 12


New features such as volumetric spotlights, omni lights and surface decals add to the wide collection of atmospheric, visually striking features and effects. A vastly improved scene-building experience and subtle yet powerful usability and workflow improvements make Lumion much more intuitive and significantly faster.

Illuminate the life in your designs

With Lumion 12 Pro, it’s easier than ever to illuminate the atmosphere in your designs and
show their most remarkable elements in their best light.

Volumetric effect for omni lights (Pro only)

Volumetric effect for omni lights

There are countless situations where volumetric lighting comes in handy. Mood, atmosphere, ambiance — the new volumetric omni lights effect gives depth to spaces while adding a gorgeous glow.

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

This point-and-click effect is perfect when used in a subtle manner. Render foggy evenings. Show dust, mist or steam for interior shots. The effect is instant, and the results are incredible.

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

The new volumetric spotlight effect lets you cast a visible beam of light throughout your scene, adding atmosphere and dimension for a beautiful, cinematic ambiance.

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

With a wide range of applications, you can use the volumetric spotlights effect to illuminate interiors, exteriors and even pools, giving spaces more depth and realism.

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

The volumetric spotlights effect is the latest addition to the wide variety of lighting options available in Lumion 12, from omni lights to area and line lights, all of which you can customize based on color, brightness, shadows and much more.

Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only)

Combined with Real Skies, the fog effect and atmospheric rain and snow, the new volumetric spotlights effect helps you showcase your design in an immersive context.

Light color temperature (Kelvin)

Light color temperature (Kelvin)

Set the mood with a new ambient light color tool. Using the Kelvin scale, which measures colors from warm (3000K) to cold (7000K), you’ll illuminate interiors with a cozy and inviting mood and create exterior lighting with a crisp and invigorating feeling.

Capture the subtle details of life

In Lumion 12, the smallest details matter. With new surface decals, license plates and a diverse content library of materials, objects, characters and nature items, you can bring your design to life with surprising detail.

Surface decals (Pro only)

Surface decals (Pro only)

Give your visualizations a touch of character, style and personality with 142 new surface decals. In just a click, you’ll transform surfaces with imperfections, wall art, exposed brick, moss, chalk drawings, paint, road markings and much more.

Surface decals (Pro only)

Combined with other features such as weathering, displacement maps and edges, you have a wide range of tools to show surface imperfections and highlight textures like never before. 

Import custom decals (Pro only)

Surface decals (Pro only)

With Lumion 12.3, you can now import your own custom decals to give surfaces a unique look and feel, opening up more possibilities for creative expression.

Import custom decals (Pro only)

Custom decals are easy to place and modify so that you can intuitively blend them into your project, giving them all the texture and intricate detail of the underlying material.

License plates

License plates (Pro only)

From Japan to Germany. China to the United States. The new license plates in Lumion 12 help you anchor your design to a specific place with a small yet highly immersive detail. In Lumion 12, you can find a variety of license plate styles from 10 different countries as well as all 50 U.S. states.

Import your own license plates

License plates (Pro only)

In Lumion 12.3, you can add an extra touch of personalization with custom license plates. Upload one or multiple images and create your own license plate. With just one click, you can make all the vehicles reflect your project’s location.

110 newly animated plants

License plates (Pro only)

Lumion 12.3 also comes with newly animated plants. These previously static items move with life, creating the context for more energetic, lively animations.

New fine-detail nature (Pro only)

With 41 new fine-detail nature items, including a range of new palms at various stages of growth, exquisitely detailed flowers, stems of grass, weeds, cattails and other small plants, you can capture the vitality of real-life landscapes.

New objects and materials

570 new library items (some Pro only)

Reveal the real-life experiences that people will have when interacting with your design. Show how a room’s furniture imparts a certain mood, how trees and nature can make your design more vibrant. With Lumion’s vast content library, you can make any space feel unique, full of personality and colorfully intimate. New additions include:

  • 86 pieces of stylish furniture for interiors and exteriors, including sofas, seats, tables and much more

  • 31 garden items, including a new garden category

  • 15 new transportation items, which can be localized with license plates

  • Solar panels, solar heaters and an electric car charger

  • More modern televisions, computers and other devices

  • New static people in lifelike poses and new character animations

  • Assorted objects such as wall art, garage items and lived-in beds

All of the new objects are HD quality, specifically developed and fully optimized for Lumion. The new additions bring the total number of library assets in the Lumion 12 Pro content library to 6,903*.

65 new materials (some Pro only)

Materials can make buildings feel alive, opening up your senses and giving character and personality to spaces. In Lumion 12, you can find 65 new materials with a wide range of choices:

• Acoustic foam • Corrugated steel sheets

• Cardboard • Tile patterns

• Solar panels • Sandstone blocks

• Tactile paving • Reed roofing

• Cork • Other roofing and shingles

• Bricks • Stone and wood

• Concrete • And many more

Many of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via surface decals, weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 12 Pro is 1,357*.

Enjoy a simpler rendering workflow

Over the years, Lumion has become widely known for its ease of use, allowing rendering to become as seamless and intuitive as possible for architects. Lumion 12 builds on this guiding principle and puts even more focus on the user experience with a simplified, fluid workflow. The entire program is faster and smoother, allowing for inspiration to drive the creative process.

LiveSync for Autodesk Formit Pro

Multifunctional clip planes

Lumion LiveSync creates a real-time connection between Lumion’s detail-rich, lifelike environments and the most popular 3D modeling and CAD programs. Now, in Lumion 12, the range of LiveSync plug-ins has been extended to include Autodesk FormIt Pro, a fluid 3D sketching environment that provides a seamless connection from concept design to BIM for less rework.

Improved OpenStreetMaps (Pro Only)

New character silhouettes

Show your design in its real-life context. Render an entire cityscape. The elevations of its terrain. And all the minor details that make up the landscape around it. The OpenStreetMaps feature takes another leap forward in Lumion 12, allowing you to better control, rotate and import the surrounding topography for your project.

Improved materials workflow


Customizing materials for a more realistic, personalized appearance is now easier and more comfortable. 

Improved scene building experience


With Lumion 12, rendering is cleaner, smoother and more efficient. It’s now easier to drag and drop your 3D models, navigate the vast content library, create object collections and organize your imported models and groups of your favourite items. See more usability improvements.

Transform CAD designs into breathtaking renders

With a Lumion license, you can turn any CAD design into a beautiful render at any phase of the design process. Standard and Professional editions are available.

* Models on this page and the showcase gallery by VIS3DARQ, Paul Sovereign, and Adam Ingram (Ark Visuals).