Lumion 5.0 was a spectacular update and takes Lumion to another level in maturity and capability. 123 new materials have been added to Lumion 5 and all the materials in the library have undergone a conversion process and are looking better and more realistic than ever before. Lumion 5 revamped the entire materials-interface that reduced the time needed to get your materials looking just how you want them. This interface followed Lumion’s PureGlass® user interface approach designeded to make complicated technology easy to use.
Render time is crucially important in the visualisation workflow. Due to detailed improvements in the rendering engine, Lumion 5 renders even faster than before. Tests have delivered render time reductions of typically 20% to 90% for images and animations of the same quality on the same hardware. This is quite staggering, considering that Lumion was already the fastest architectural rendering option available anywhere.
Lumion’s high-quality native shrubs, plants and trees from around the world make it an even more global product through its increased local relevance. Artistic effects have been added to the range of effects – including oil- painting, pastel sketch, analogue colour lab, blueprint and material highlight effect. The Mass Placement feature allows you to build huge scenes even faster. Just draw a line and the objects you select will be placed along it. You can also spread them out at arbitrary distances apart, rotate them randomly, mix the object selections and change the number of objects placed. Mass Placement can be used for all objects. The Mass Move effect enables you to efficiently animate large numbers of objects. Simply draw a line in your scene and watch the objects close to that line move at the speed and in the direction you define. This effect combined with the new Mass Placement now make it fast and easy to create multi-lane traffic moving along a wide road at different speeds or have a crowd of people walking along a street.