Rendering Technical Guide – Lumion Landscape Architecture


While landscape architecture covers a wide range of project areas, from city parks and residential neighborhoods to college and corporate campuses and other built environments, projects in this area typically have one thing in common – they are all teeming with teeming nature. of life.

Model supplied by Beehive & King Crab.

It could be the way the wind rustles the leaves in the botanical gardens you have designed, or how the vibe of your project changes depending on the weather, the season or even the time of day. daytime. The landscape architecture is dynamic; it’s alive.

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So when it comes to visualizing your landscape architecture projects, Lumion 11 can help bring them to life quickly. Lumion fits easily into any practice or size of business, creating a particularly satisfying workflow and making it easy to create stunning renderings from the very early ideation stages of concept to final presentation.

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Including OpenStreetMap satellite maps, detailed nature models, improved grass lighting, metallic car shader, and more, Lumion 11 guides the design and rendering process and allows you to develop your vision for the project, down to the smallest detail.

OSM satellite maps

Make an entire city come to life. The elevations of its land. And all the little details that make up the surrounding landscape.

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OpenStreetMaps functionality takes another leap forward in Lumion 11 Pro to include beautifully detailed satellite maps. With OSM satellite maps, actual terrain, rivers, farmland and more are all available, from around the world, with just one click when you download OpenStreetMap for your building location.

Beautiful landscapes and herbs

You kick off your shoes and almost smell the wet grass between your bare toes, the individual blades tickle the soles of your feet. In Lumion 11, Improved grass lighting technology helps connect your building design to the land it is in, transforming the visual thrill of your renderings into a sensory sense.

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Without any effort on your part, all turf materials including customizable 3D turf and landscaped turf appear softer and more representative of real landscapes.

Richly detailed nature and vegetation

Bringing your project to life means more than showing the elements of the design and the surrounding context. It is to reveal a residential neighborhood design in a wild forest of ginkgo balboas or Canadian poplars. It is about communicating the potential of a public space when it is planted with mulberry trees or maidenhair.

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When you need to go beyond photorealism and ignite emotion in your designs, the Lumion 11 content library facilitates the creation of the unique environment of the actual framework of the project.

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In total, the Lumion The 11 Pro content library contains 6,224 templates, including thousands of natural elements ranging from conifers and palms to flowers, plants, herbs, leafless trees, pieces of forest wood, and more. The content library also includes animated and static 3D men, women, children and pets, as well as outdoor furniture, cars and transport models, lighting objects, volumetric lights. and other models to easily create urban and rural contexts.

Real-time rendering with LiveSync

Lumion LiveSync lets you feel the beauty and life of your landscape architecture projects as you work in your CAD or 3D modeling software. With a single click of the button, you can create a seamless, real-time rendering connection between major CAD programs and Lumion, including SketchUp, Revit, ArchiCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, and BricsCAD.

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Model design by Pixel-Head Studio.

With the help of LiveSync for your landscape or city projects, it is possible to get a feel of your working model in progress immersed in materials that look real, projected with photorealistic lighting and realistic shadows, and transmitted in a realistic frame.

Enjoy a smoother workflow when rendering with Lumion 11

With the right tools, architectural rendering can seem like part of the design process, an activity that emboldens your craft and inspires your vision of the end result.

Whether you are designing parks, gardens, residential areas or other public places, Lumion brings landscape rendering to life, making the process easy and enjoyable from the moment you import your model until you render a beautiful image, video or 360 panoramas.

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You can make the serenity of a building in the wild. Make a minute of New York with all its hustle and bustle. Make Sunday mornings lazy, make the afternoons rainy. Render the pale light of winter or the heavy heat of summer. Make a change of mind, make it at all scales.


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