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Lumion 9 Available Now!

Posted by The CAD Team on 05/11/2018

Lumion 9 Available Now

Living environments. Beautiful spaces. Rendered in seconds.


Lumion has always set out to define what rendering should be: fast and stress-free with exceptional results. Now, with Lumion 9, you won't just feel the space. You'll instantly breathe life into your project while capturing photorealistic environments faster than ever before.

Add the one-touch Real Skies to cast a new light on your scene and instantly create a beautiful, unique setting for your designs. Let realistic rain communicate cozy spaces, which you can now decorate with furry rugs and fluffy blankets. For the true-to-life garden shot, apply the new Customizable 3D Grass materials and you'll almost feel the freshly cut lawn beneath your feet.

New streamlined scene-building tools help you create complex environments in minutes. Add to the improved workflow, Lumion's jaw-dropping rendering speed and outstanding images and videos are within your reach, on all your projects. Use Lumion 9 to show the true beauty of your designs and form genuine connections with your clients.

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Realistic Environments, Real Beauty, Rendered Faster Than Ever

Lumion 9 comes with HDRI Real Skies. Select one and watch as it works together with the updated Sky Light effect to cast a new light on your design, placing it in an evocative context with a stunning backdrop.

Sky Light 2 and Real Skies (Real Skies are Pro only)

Instant, beautiful skies to take your breath away. With 39 Real Skies and their pre-configured Sky Light settings in Lumion 9, it takes a single click to give your design the perfect clear blue morning, stormy afternoon or unforgettable sunset.

Change the sky and your design's entire lighting changes with it, putting you within reach of an awe-inspiring render in literally seconds.

Real Skies Video Tutorial

Customizable 3D Grass (Pro only)

Spice up your landscape designs and add a variety of realistic grasses to your parks, gardens, lawns and any other surfaces with the new Customizable 3D Grass materials in Lumion 9.

3D Grass Video Tutorial

Atmospheric Rain and Snow (Pro only)

Express the real feeling of your designs with the new Atmospheric Rain and Snow. With just a click, you can create everything from the light drizzle to a full-blown downpour, the winter flurry to a whiteout blizzard. The Atmospheric Rain and Snow is located under the Precipitation effect in Photo and Movie mode.

Rain and Snow Video Tutorial


The Touch, Smell and Feel of Engaging Architectural Renders

New highly realistic 3D grasses and fur textures heighten the beauty of your designs, drawing your audience into the project with details that they can easily imagine touching, smelling and hearing.

Furry materials (Pro only)

Soft to the touch. Colorful and fluffy. For the ultra-comfy blanket or rug, the new furry material provides charm and warmth to any surface in any space.

112 Realistic new materials

With 122 highly realistic, new materials in Lumion Pro, including almost 100 textures from the well-renowned Poliigon, it's easier than ever to quickly convert the blank skeleton of your 3D model into a lively scene teeming with color, depth and feeling.

88 new high-definition materials from Poliigon.com in the Indoors, Outdoors and Rock category:

  • 7 new fabrics including cashmere, muslin and printed rugs.
  • 6 new curtain materials.
  • 6 new plaster materials.
  • 14 new marble stone materials.
  • 8 new brick materials.
  • 5 new concrete materials.
  • 8 new metal materials.
  • 4 new roofing materials.
  • 8 new cobblestone stone materials.
  • 15 new wood materials.
  • 7 new rock materials.

New 3D Grass category with 14 highly detailed 3D Grass Materials.

New Fur category with 10 highly detailed Fur Materials.

And several others...

All of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 9 is 1,120*

New objects in the Content Library* (Some Pro Only)

Infuse your designs with the energy of real-life, lived-in spaces and wild environments with 634 new HD objects available in Lumion 9. These new objects include, but are not limited to:

  • 91 new trees, plants and rocks from around the globe, including variations in shape and size
  • 459 indoor objects ranging from high-quality kitchen appliances, seating, desks, storage items and other home furnishings
  • 5 outdoor objects, including apartment blocks and outdoor furniture
  • 30 new, high-quality animated 3D people, including men, women, elderly people, bicyclists and more.
  • 10 new vehicle models, including HD cars, sports cars and SUVs
  • All of the new objects are HD quality, and the new additions bring the total number of objects in the Lumion 9 content library to 5,259 *.

*Lumion contains about one-third of the total library content, while Lumion Pro contains the full library.


Quickly Build Believable Environments for Unbelievable Renders

Lumion 9 raises the bar on the speed and ease of building context around your model. Features like LiveSync enable simultaneous, real-time rendering with popular modeling programs including Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD and, now, Rhino.

Lumion 9 also comes with a host of other features and hundreds of new content library updates. And no matter if you're working on the simple residential house, the dense garden or the massive cityscape, the enhanced beginner workflows, streamlined scene-building tools and lean library of Lumion 9 will help you go from blank 3D model to mind-blowing render in record time.

LiveSync for Rhino

With the new LiveSync for Rhino in Lumion 9, you can simultaneously model and render, visualizing changes in real-time. Sync camera perspectives and materials while continuing to develop the shape and form of the model, and experience your design in a whole new way as you're creating it. LiveSync is only available for Rhino 6.

Rhino 6 LiveSync Video Tutorial

Updated OpenStreetMap

Need urban context, fast? In Lumion 9, OpenStreetMap has gone through a major update to bring you higher quality city context at faster speeds than before.

OpenStreetMap Video Tutorial

Lean scene-building workflow

The fastest rendering engine just got a boost into high gear. Natural and intuitive scene building. One-touch controls for quickly adding objects, materials, effects and more. From zero to beautiful render in record time.

New UI Video Tutorial

Save Groups

Save the perfect table arrangement, load the picturesque bedroom. Your favorite object arrangements and groups are uniquely yours, saved now and forever!

Save Groups Video Tutorial

Intuitive Object Placement

Placing objects is now more intuitive, easier and faster. Smart object technology via easy-to-use hotkeys can help ensure the right object placement while saving you valuable time and streamlining your scene building processes.

Placement Video Tutorial

Instant Object Focus

A double-click takes you anywhere throughout the scene, so you'll never lose sight of your model again.

Object Focus Video Tutorial

Updated Import Edges

Take it to the edge. In Lumion 9, the edges of your models can be imported as separate material assignments. This way, you can easily create wire-frame models and highlight the outlines of interior and exterior geometry. Supports edges from SketchUp (.SKP & .DAE) + 2D lines from 3ds Max (.FBX & .MAX)

Automatic File Recovery

When your computer crashes, there's no need to lose your mind. In Lumion 9, you can rest assured that your Lumion file is safe and sound with the new automatic file recovery feature.


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