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.
Good shadows are an essential requirement for good looking images. Important visual cues about geometry and structure are lost without it. Leave out this type of shadow and objects will look like they are not really part of the scene.
The new OmniShadow™ technology enhances small details and makes models feel more solid, through better looking shadows. They provide you with the feeling that an object is grounded and looks in place in the scene.
Lumion 6 now features OmniShadow™ for improved results in both small and large scale scenes.
Subtle light variations often make the difference between a natural image and an artificial one. In real life the color of materials is the result of the complex way light bounces between surfaces.
Hyperlight® 2 calculates the light on surfaces eight times more accurately compared with Hyperlight®, a new technology first introduced in Lumion Pro 5.
In Lumion Pro 6, additional light is scattered over long distances and extra detail is visible at short distances.
Glass is widely used in architecture and good visualizations require that it is rendered accurately. Glass rendering in Lumion Pro 6 has taken a giant leap forward.
The PureGlass® technology gives you access to transparent, translucent or frosted glass that looks more compelling and realistic than ever..
Improved interoperability with other 3D CAD software
Lumion 6 comes with Intelligent Importing whereby Lumion checks and fixes certain kinds of common errors in 3D models.
Languages such as Japanese, Korean and Chinese which use complex text characters presented some difficulties in importing some models and textures. These issues have been tackled and fixed in Lumion 6.
In Lumion 6 importing .DWG files is now faster and more reliable than ever.
Lumion 6 supports .FBX 16 files, the latest version of this excellent file format for 3D architectural models.
AutoCAD® Architecture® now seamlessly delivers architectural
components like walls, stairs and doors to Lumion 6.
New Portfolio Management Option in MyLumion®
MyLumion is a web-based platform, making it possible to communicate your 3D designs anywhere, anytime, using any device.
Lumion 6 has improved this functionality with a great new portfolio management option. This allows you to change the title, description or delete projects you have online. You can now also store up to 10 projects at any time on MyLumion.com. MyLumion is still Beta.
Lumion continues to work perfectly with many major 3D modeling software packages, including Trimble® SketchUp®, Autodesk® Revit®, Nemetschek® Allplan® and Vectorworks®, Graphisoft® ArchiCAD® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®.
Workflow:- Faster with More Options
Render time is crucially important in the visualization workflow.
Due to detailed improvements in the rendering engine, Lumion 6 renders even faster than Lumion 5.
Tests have delivered render time reductions up to 11%. This is quite staggering, considering that Lumion was already the fastest architectural rendering option available anywhere.
Animated 3D People Silhouettes
The choice of 3D people in your scene will often depend on the geographical and cultural context of your project.
Sometimes you might also want to convey a culturally neutral feeling by using silhouette figures in your image, or you might want to concentrate on the architecture, whilst still still creating the feeling of life that only animated people can bring.
With Lumion 6 you can turn any of the animated 3D people in the Lumion Model Library into a white or black silhouette.
Large scenes, like cities, often require traffic to make them look realistic.
In Lumion 6, when you add cars - or many other models in the Transport category- either individually or en masse, there is now an option to make them appear automatically with drivers and passengers in them. Buses can likewise be filled with a selection of people.
See the Product Tables including the Features that are part of Lumion Pro here (Extra in Lumion PRO): Lumion 6.0 Product Specifications
20 Animated Variations on 3D people**
Lumion Pro continues to expand its already huge content library with more high quality animated 3D people from aXYZ Design. In Lumion Pro 6, twenty animated 3D people take on new poses, like sitting, working or walking.
77 New Plants**
77 new plants, flowers and grasses have been added, catering for the needs of Landscape Architects and Urban Planners looking for specific combinations of local flora. This time there is a particular emphasis on new American, Japanese, North European and East Asian plants.
135 New Trees**
Lumion is renowned for the quality and variety of trees in its content library. Lumion Pro 6 takes another step forward in this respect with the inclusion of 135 new trees from around the world, with a special emphasis on Japanese and American species.
Animated 3D People Silhouettes
With Lumion 6 you can turn any of the animated 3D people in the Lumion Model Library into a white or black silhouette. See further details in the Faster With More Options Tab (prior tab to this one)
There is now an option to make them appear automatically with drivers and passengers in them.
Improved Materials Surfaces
Materials are a fundamental part of any architectural design.
In Lumion 6, physically based modelling of materials now more accurately simulates the natural roughness present on surfaces. As a result, reflections and the general appearance of surfaces look more realistic. This is especially noticeable on cloth materials, rubber, wood, characters, landscape and floor surfaces.
Mass Move Effect
The ability to move many cars or people with a simple effect is an essential time-saver.
The Mass Move effect which was introduced in Lumion 5, enables you to create walking crowds and cars moving on a road. In Lumion 6 the Mass Move effect now allows them to follow a curved path. For example, people can walk around a corner and cars can now follow the curve of the road.
Improved Sky Realism
The default sky in Lumion 6 is even better than it was in Lumion 5. Moreover, in evening scenes or those which feature a sunset, the sky and the clouds take on an impressive and uncannily realistic hue.
The result is a beautiful and more realistic looking sky.
Wet-looking asphalt is a subtle effect which has a subconscious impact on the onlooker and which can convey an additional sense of both realism and artistry.
In Lumion 6, the addition of a new wet asphalt material makes it incredibly simple to inject this sense of artistic realism into your scene.