Feel the space with Lumion 7
Recognizing that not all buildings need to be pristine or perfect, Lumion 7 the new features remove the coldness of computer-generated imagery by seeking out edges, roughness and other properties of natural materials to make them look like they’ve been around a while. Cover models with leaves or add weathering, aging and transparency. Add light strips or area lighting, transform any object into thousands of leaves or add ivy to a wall, put your model on the map, all with the click of a button. Even professional visualization artists would have a hard time creating these features, which in Lumion 7 are now simple tasks.
New Features in Lumion 7
Area light and light strip
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.
Transparency and translucency for materials
Lumion 7 now allows you to apply transparency to materials which is ideal for creating curtains with the light streaming through them. You can also show the layout inside your model by looking into it, through transparent walls. The new waxiness feature in Lumion 7 uses a technique called subsurface scattering. It works perfectly on materials like marble to create a waxy-looking translucent surface. In typical Lumion style, this feature can be added and adjusted using just a single slider.
Until now, making material look weathered or aged required an artist to paint textures by hand. Lumion 7 makes this painstaking process a relic of the past. Now, you can create imperfections, impart authenticity, and age materials with a simple click of the mouse. Remove the look and feel of computer graphics by adding rust to steel, wear and tear on wood, or dirt and moss on stones. The resulting realism makes materials look like they’ve always been there, adding a depth of authenticity that won’t go unnoticed.
CAD software is great for modeling solid shapes, but when you need great-looking trees or hedges it can’t get the job done. That’s where Lumion 7 comes in. 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 7’s nine climbing plant presets, or you’re adding a dash of leafiness to existing materials, you’ll breathe new life into your design.