Architectural design rendering

Bring your structures to life with the greatest ease, in the highest quality.

Architectural design rendering

Bring your structures to life with the greatest ease, in the highest quality.

Fit for your creative process

Easy to learn, satisfying to use, and quick to render, Lumion keeps you in your creative flow—from the early stages of design
development to the final client presentation.

Made for Architects

Architectural visualization is more than just communicating a finished design. It’s part of the creative process – and it can be surprinsingly inspiring and rewarding.

Lumion empowers you to fully express the vision driving your architectural projects, from the early stages of design development to the final client presentation.

Easy to learn, satisfying to use, and quick to render, Lumion keeps you in your creative flow.

Simplify your workflow

Model and render at the same time, make changes on the fly, and drive faster design decisions.

Lumion is compatible with all major CAD or 3D modeling software and fits seamlessly into your workflow.

Lumion LiveSync lets you create a real-time connection with your CAD software, making it easy to quickly render images, videos, or 360 panoramas while you fine-tune your design.

Lumion LiveSync is available for SketchUp, Revit, Rhino, ArchiCAD, Autocad, Vectorworks, BricsCAD, and more.

A world of possibilities

Lumion is not a plug-in. It’s a complete architectural rendering solution. Shape entire landscapes, control the lighting and weather conditions, apply and customize materials, and add detail with thousands of objects, characters, and nature items. Discover some of the ways Lumion enables you to bring your architectural designs to life.

Real Skies

It takes a single click to go from a clear blue morning to a stormy afternoon or an unforgettable sunset.

Whichever mood you want to convey in your architectural renderings, you can pick from any of the 59 HDRI skies available in Lumion and instantly see the result.


Achieve greater realism with lifelike reflections that appear exactly where they would in real life.

Terrain Context

Shape the landscape surrounding your architectural design by adding fields, mountains, and oceans at the touch of a button.

You can easily import your own custom models to give your terrains a more distinctive look.

Materials and textures

Add a touch of realism to your surfaces with thousands of high-quality materials.

Choose the perfect stone, brick, or wood, customize its properties, or import your own textures.


Breathe life into your design with thousands of nature items, from the smallest shrubs to the tallest trees.

Make surfaces feel real

Materials make buildings feel alive. They open up your senses and give character to spaces. Lumion comes with thousands of high-quality materials that you can make your own with surface decals, weathering, soft edges, and more.

Textures you can almost touch

Material Library


Material library

Displacements maps

Show the relief and detail on surfaces with custom or built-in displacement maps.

Your materials, your way

Make your surfaces feel exactly as you envisioned them by importing, customizing, and creating any texture you can think of.

Lumion 2024’s easy-to-use material editor lets you effortlessly control the texture, relief, roughness, reflectivity, metalness, opacity, or emissivity of your PBR materials.

Let the world in on your ideas

Whatever you imagine you can render in Lumion.

See your designs in a new light

Light impacts every detail of your architectural designs.

The new Lumion 2024 render engine combines rasterization with ray tracing techniques to give you greater control over your light, shadows, and reflections.

Light changes everything

Material library

Sun Studies

Show how light affects your architectural design at different moments with the Sun Study effect.

Water reflections


Glass reflections

See how your building’s surfaces reflect light.

Add a touch of magic

Architectural rendering does more than show form and function. It conveys a feeling.

With multiple atmospheric and cinematic effects, you can give your architectural designs a distinct mood that is bound to capture hearts and minds.

Create atmosphere. Ignite emotion.

Add depth and dimension

Add ambience to your scene by combining volumetric lights and fog.


Material library

Material library

Real Skies

Instantly set the mood of your architectural rendering with over 50 different HDRI skies.

Weather and seasons


Reveal your design in different weather conditions with atmospheric rain and snow or add a burst of color with the autumn effect.

A world of context at your fingertips

Crafting a complete environment for your design is as easy as adding nature, objects, and characters.

Compare our plans

Lumion is available in Standard and Pro editions. Find that plan that fits your needs.

Upgrade to 2024

Enjoy a more intuitive rendering experience with Lumion 2024. Now available as a Subscription.

Made with Lumion

Find inspiration in Lumion renders created by the community.

Communicate your designs

From conceptual to realistic

Choose from 8 different predefined styles to instantly balance light, depth, and realism.

Lumion also enables you to create custom effect stacks that you can easily reuse across projects, to give all your architectural renders a signature style.

Inspire at every angle

Embed life, color, and texture into your technical renderings.

With Lumion Pro, you can make stunning orthographic views with lively plans, sections, and elevations of your architectural design.

Tell a compelling story

Show the process behind your design’s development or construction through the power of animated phasing.

Reveal your creativity

Compare multiple model and material variations and show different design solutions to guide the decision-making process.

An extension of your imagination

With Lumion, you’re in control of your ideas. Create stunning visualizations of every angle of your design — at any point in your creative process.