Accelerated workflows. Live synchronizations. For Revit, SketchUp, and now, ArchiCAD.
Automatic model imports
By starting the LiveSync connection, Lumion automatically imports your ArchiCAD model. Continue working on and modifying your project even after you turn off LiveSync, and easily save the file as an .LS8 for future rendering or development.
Real-time Materials Synchronization
Feel the rough textures of a weathered concrete wall. Take in the aromas of new wood furniture, and remember what it’s like walking barefoot on cold stone tiles in the morning.
Live point-of-view synchronization
Synchronizing your design and rendering workflow has never been this smooth. When you rotate the view of your building in ArchiCAD, the point-of-view rotates in Lumion.
New LiveSync for ArchiCAD
Accelerate your 3D design workflows by modeling your ArchiCAD project while seeing it in Lumion’s real-time, breathtaking environments. The new LiveSync for ArchiCAD plugin lets you instantly establish a live connection for simultaneous modeling and rendering.
With LiveSync for ArchiCAD, you can breathe life into the design by applying any of Lumion’s 1000+ high-definition materials to the real-time, synchronized model. As you continue working on the design, you can tweak the material settings exactly to your liking and then save your material layouts for future rendering.
Find that perfect viewing angle, you’ll have the same point-of-view in Lumion. With live point-of-view synchronization, LiveSync in Lumion 8.5 immediately adopts the ArchiCAD camera perspective, helping you work faster and effectively.
Various other minor enhancements and bug fixes for v8. See Release Notes.
Additional outputs for photo rendering
Pull out the depth map. Easily create a sky alpha map, and streamline post-processing with additional outputs when rendering photos.
In Lumion 8.5, it’s now possible to render several output types right from Photo mode. You can quickly render a depth map, normal map, lighting map, specular reflection map, sky alpha map or material ID, ideal for fast post-processing work with beautiful, unique results.
Lumion 8.5 is a free update for Lumion 8 or 8.3 users. The LiveSync plugin for ArchiCAD is free for everyone.
By modeling designs in their future environments, you’ll dive into the creative flow of design development. Solve design problems by exploring how your model interacts with real-life elements such as light and shadow. And enhance presentations by making changes to your model on-the-fly and rendering them immediately, beautifully.
Also enhancements and an optmized engine for the LiveSync for Revit and LiveSync for SketchUp plugins.