Lumion Features

Discover all the features, tools, content and effects in Lumion


Lumion comes in 2 versions

Lumion 12.3

Lumion Standard

Lumion 12.3-pro

Lumion Professional

Lumion is available in Standard and Professional editions. With the Lumion Professional edition, you can access the full range of content, features and effects, while Lumion Standard has a limited selection of effects and ⅓ of the entire content library.

Click the link below to discover the full overview of Lumion features along with a simple comparison of Lumion Standard and Lumion Professional editions. 

Top features available in Lumion Pro

Volumetric spotlights

With Lumion 12 Pro, it’s easier than ever to illuminate the atmosphere of your designs and cast their most remarkable elements in their best light. The new volumetric spotlight effect lets you cast a visible beam of light throughout your scene, adding atmosphere and dimension for a beautiful, cinematic ambiance.

Volumetric omni lights

You can add volumetric effects to any omni lights across your scene for a gorgeous, atmospheric glow. This is perfect when you want to show subtle rays coming from your fill flights or other non-directional sources of light. Aim for greater realism by easily modifying the volumetric omni light’s color, brightness, falloff, shadows and more.

Surface decals

Give your visualizations a touch of character with 142 new surface decals. In just a click, you’ll transform walls and other surfaces with imperfections and wall art, including watermarks, exposed brick, moss, chalk drawings, paint markings, road markings, potholes and much more.

Import custom decals

Decals Color feature

You can also import your own custom decals. Instantly feature a mural, graffiti or other artwork. Increase realism with subtle markings and changes in color. Incorporate local signage and pavement markings into your projects. The creative possibilities are endless. 

Animated phasing

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

Orthographic views

Add life, color and texture into all of your technical renderings. Plus, you can use it to make lively plans, sections, elevations and more.

Volumetric fire

Cast a feeling of coziness and warmth to your interior and exterior renders with volumetric fire objects.

Rain streaks

This feature makes raindrops roll down glass surfaces realistically, giving your design a gripping detail that would otherwise take hours to get right.

OpenStreetMaps (and height and satellite maps)

Add real-world terrain, rivers, farmland, and more in just a click.

Full content library


Craft your vision with over 6,900 items and 1,350 materials in the library.



Choose one of 8 Styles and instantly balance light, depth and realism.


Create a seamless, real-time rendering connection between the leading CAD programs and Lumion.

Fine-detail nature

Enhance your renders with the most detail-rich 3D tree and plant models in the content library.

Real Skies

It takes a single click to give your design a clear blue morning, a stormy afternoon or an unforgettable sunset.

Integrate Lumion into Your Design Workflows

There are no limits to your design potential.  Go farther with Lumion.

Download the 14-day free trial to discover what Lumion can do.

Displacement mapping

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

Photo Matching

Place your 3D model in the context provided by a real-life photograph.

Sky Light

Heighten realism and atmosphere with daylight simulation technology.

Light and shadow

Lumion 11.3 feature omni light blog

Illuminate a space with light and shadow.

Customizable 3D grasses

Turn the green spaces in your renders into beautiful, lifelike landscapes.

Paint placement

Place hundreds of nature objects in your project, as if painting on a piece of paper.

Atmospheric rain and snow

Communicate the feeling of your designs with atmospheric rain and snow

Hand-drawn outline effect

Clearly communicate the form and shape of your building design.

Area lights and line lights

Easily create beautiful lighting arrangements that fill spaces with life.

Model and material variation

Compare multiple options, balance a range of concept options.

Foliage for materials

Show the surfaces of your design with leafy, realistic foliage.


Always give your glass materials their best look with PureGlass®.

And many more....

Lumion is fully compatible with and has LiveSync plug-ins for


Lumion is fully compatible with many other 3D modeling programs, such as

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And many more…

Compare Versions

DescriptionLumion StandardLumion Pro
Price€ 1499.-*€ 2999.-*
DescriptionStandard version of Lumion with limited library content and features.Professional version of Lumion with all content and features.
Perpetual floating licenseWhen you buy Lumion, you can use the license indefinitely. You are getting what is called a ‘floating license.’ These are effectively the same as network licenses. You can use the license indefinitely and you can install a single Lumion license key on multiple computers that belong to you (either a natural person or legal entity). If two or more people want to use a single Lumion license key on different computers at the same time, then you need to add seats to your license.When you buy Lumion, you can use the license indefinitely. You are getting what is called a ‘floating license.’ These are effectively the same as network licenses. You can use the license indefinitely and you can install a single Lumion license key on multiple computers that belong to you (either a natural person or legal entity). If two or more people want to use a single Lumion license key on different computers at the same time, then you need to add seats to your license.
* Excl. VAT and sales tax  
Description Lumion Lumion Pro
3D model import Collada (.DAE)         SketchUp® (.SKP) Collada (.DAE)         SketchUp® (.SKP)
  Autodesk® (.FBX)    Autodesk® (.DWG) Autodesk® (.FBX)    Autodesk® (.DWG)
  Autodesk® (.DXF)    3DS Max® (.MAX) Autodesk® (.DXF)    3DS Max® (.MAX)
  3DS Max® (.3DS)     Wavefront (.OBJ) 3DS Max® (.3DS)     Wavefront (.OBJ)
Image import TGA    DDS TGA    DDS
Material map import Color map Color map
  Normal map Normal map
  Displacement map Displacement map
Video import (MP4) * *
Lightmap import: E.g. from AutoDesk® 3D Studio Max * *
2D background sound/music (WAV)   *
Model and material variation options   *
Description Lumion Lumion Pro
Output image formats JPG      TGA JPG      TGA
  BMP     PNG BMP     PNG
Output image resolution 280×720 (0.9 Megapixel) 280×720 (0.9 Megapixel)
  1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel) 1920×1080 (2.1 Megapixel)
  3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel) 3840×2160 (8.4 Megapixel)
  7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel) 7680×4320 (33.2 Megapixel)
Material map import Color map Color map
  Normal map Normal map
  Displacement map Displacement map
Output video resolution 640×360 (480p) 640×360 (480p)
  1280×720 (720p) 1280×720 (720p)
  1920×1080 (1080p) 1920×1080 (1080p)
  2560×1440 (1440p) 2560×1440 (1440p)
  3840×2160 (4K) 3840×2160 (4K)
Output video frane rates 25/30/60/200 25/30/60/200
Output to image sequence Max 3840 x 2160p Max 3840 x 2160p
Output 360 panaromas for the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift * *
Output of Depth Maps, Normal Maps, Lighting Maps, Sky Alpha Maps, Reflection Maps and Material ID Maps * *
Output of sound in MP4 * *
Description Lumion Lumion Pro
Object library    
•Plants and trees (affected by wind)    
•Transport models (cars, buses, boats etc)    
•Exterior models (street furniture, buildings etc)    
•Interior models (furniture, decoration etc) 1,928 models 5,840 models
•Animated 3D people    
•Animated animals (birds, farm animals, pets, fish)    
•Children (not animated)    
•3D people & animal silhouettes    
•3D animal silhouettes    
•2D people silhouettes    
High-quality animated 3D people, 118 characters 367 characters
some from AXYZ Design    
3D sound effects    
•Ambient sounds (nature, locations, etc)   123 sound effects
•Things (Cars, machines, etc)    
Title effect styles 14 basic styles 27 styles
Text-in-3D-Scene   *
Lights and utilities 37 43
Area/Line lights   *
Material library categories    
•Various terrain materials    
•Nature, Indoor, Outdoor materials * *
•10 customizable material types (water, glass, billboard, lightmap etc)    
•Custom materials library    
PureGlass® stock materials   81
HDRI skies 39 44
Customizable 3D grass materials   14
Furry materials   10
Leaf stock materials   9
Water presets 20 20
Total materials 1,178 materials 1,292 materials
Materials with displacement mapping 229 materials 229 materials
HQ Materials from Poliigon 252 Poliigon materials 252 Poliigon materials
Environment & weather    
•Real Skies    
•42 landscape types    
•6 water types * *
•Customizable weather (cloud cover, sun position etc)    
•Ocean with waves slider, turbidity, color etc    
•Waterfall material    
Description Lumion Lumion Pro
Scene editor    
•Easy model placement * *
•Intuitive material editing    
•Landscape editing and rendering    
•Advanced sky and cloud rendering    
•Realistic water rendering    
•LiveSync® for AutoCAD®    
•LiveSync® for SketchUp®    
•LiveSync® for Revit® * *
•LiveSync® for ArchiCAD®    
•LiveSync® for Rhino 6®    
•LiveSync® for Vectorworks®    
Upgraded OpenStreetMap import (with height maps)   *
20 Scene Layers * *
Movie editor    
•Intuitive camera animation editor    
•Animated models * *
•Sun/sky animations    
•Add title screens, scene and post-processor effects    
•3D output for side-by-side stereoscopic 3D playback    
•Animation import    
animations via FBX files) * *
•Advanced animation    
(Curved animations, multiple keyframes)    
•Animated cross-section    
•Sky Drop effect    
Background rendering mode * *
Custom terrain material sets * *
Custom terrain texture import * *
Exchange of project files for team use * *
Merge project files for team use   *
Description Lumion Lumion Pro
  Sun effects Sun effects
  Sun, God Rays, Sun Study, Volumetric Sunlight Sun, God Rays, Sun Study, Volumetric Sunlight
  Weather effects Weather effects
  Fog Fog, Precipitation
  Sky effects Sky effects
  Real Skies, Sky and Clouds, Contrails, Volume Real Skies, Sky and Clouds, Contrails, Volume
  Clouds, Horizon Cloud, Moon Clouds, Horizon Cloud, Moon
  Objects Objects
  Water, Layer Visibility, Autumn Colors Water, Layer Visibility, Autumn Colors
  Camera Camera
  Handheld Camera, Exposure, 2-point Perspective, Handheld Camera, Exposure, 2-point Perspective,
  Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Chromatic Aberrations, Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Chromatic Aberrations,
  Fish Eye Fish Eye
  Animation Animation
Movie and photo effects Animate Light Colors, Time Warp Animate Light Colors, Time Warp
  Artistic 1 Artistic 1
  Color Correction, Pastel Sketch, Image Overlay, Color Correction, Pastel Sketch, Image Overlay,
  Sketch, Sharpen, Painting, Vignette, Noise, Sketch, Sharpen, Painting, Vignette, Noise,
  Watercolor Watercolor
  Artistic 2 Artistic 2
  Bloom, Analog Color Lab, Manga, Styrofoam, Bloom, Analog Color Lab, Manga, Styrofoam,
  Selective Saturation, Bleach, Cartoon, Material Selective Saturation, Bleach, Cartoon, Material
  Highlight, Blueprint, Oil Painting, AI Artist Styles Highlight, Blueprint, Oil Painting, AI Artist Styles
  Advanced Advanced
  Shadow, Reflection, Print Poster Enhancer, Sky Shadow, Reflection, Print Poster Enhancer, Sky
  Light 2, Hyperlight, Near Clip Plane, Global Light 2, Hyperlight, Near Clip Plane, Global
  Illumination Illumination
  Move, Advanced Move, Sky Drop, Move, Advanced Move, Sky Drop,
Movie effects Mass Move (curved), Motion Blur, Fade in/out, Mass Move (curved), Motion Blur, Fade in/out,
  Titles, Wind, Sound, Side by Side 3D Stereo Titles, Wind, Sound, Side by Side 3D Stereo
    Real Skies at night, Aurora borealis, Photo Matching,
Pro only effects   Atmospheric rain and snow, Outline effect, Tilt shift,
    Variation control, Speedray® Reflections
Hyperlight® 2 in Photo and Video modes * *
OmniShadow * *
Materials Physically-based rendering * *
Weathering for materials * *
Transparency for materials * *
PureGlass®   *
Foliage for materials   *
    3 types of falling leaves, 48 types of 
    fountains and “water walls”, 16 types of 
Special effects: 104 effects   fire effects, 20 types of ,6 types of steam 
    effects, smoke effects, 5 types of dust effects, 6 types of fog effects
Description Lumion Lumion Pro
Floating licenses  
Real Skies  
Real Skies at night   
Fine-detail Nature   
Aurora Borealis   
Photo Matching   
OpenStreetMaps (and height maps)   
Customizable 3D Grasses   
Atmospheric rain and snow   
Furry materials   
Hand-drawn outline effect   
Soften hard edges   
Tilt Shift   
Model and material    
variation options  
Measuring tool and grid object   
Speedray™ Reflections   
Foliage for materials   
OpenStreetMap import   
Area lights and line lights   
Model library 1,798 models 5488 models
Animated 3D people and animals, some 108 characters 345 characters
from AXYZ Design    
Ambient sound effects No Sound Effects 123 Sound Effects
In-project 3D Text effect   
Advanced 3D Title effects Limited Title effects 27 Title effects
    12 built-in fonts
    Support for custom fonts
Merge project files (for projects with multiple users)   
Output to real-time fly-through via Lumion Viewer   
Main movie Sound effect Sound output in MP4  
Lumion 11 is fully compatible with almost every 3D and CAD program

The idea behind Lumion is widespread compatibility to ensure that simple and fast architectural visualization is available to every architect and designer, no matter the 3D or CAD modeling software they use. Everything is designed to save you time.

With LiveSync, Lumion’s real-time rendering feature, you can create a live connection between Lumion and the major CAD programs. Even if LiveSync isn’t available for your CAD software, you should still be able to enjoy seamless import, model reimport and compatibility.

Lumion is Fully Compatible with and Has LiveSync Plugins for

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New to Lumion?

Lumion makes it easy to show how your projects will translate into real-life experiences and emotions. 

When you order a Lumion Pro license, you can take advantage of all the features on this page and much more.

* Model designs on this page by Centric Bamboo and Gorilla Design, Angular LabPixel-Head StudioTEN OVER STUDIO, and Angello Marques Arquitetura e Design.