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Feel the materials in your design come to life and show incredible texture and detail with the new displacement map import feature. And if you’re an AutoCAD user, you can now work on your model while taking advantage of real-time rendering with Lumion LiveSync for AutoCAD.
When materials feel real, designs become lively experiences in the mind. Just seeing smooth hardwood floors can trigger memories of sliding across the living room in your socks. Soft gravel paths can bring up the sounds of small pebbles and sticks crunching underfoot. Coarse brick textures take you back to the stately houses you’d pass on your way home from school.
Vivid materials can tell a vivid story about your design, and in Lumion 10.3, you can now make materials feel real with the new displacement map import feature. By importing your own displacement maps, you can give any material a natural and realistic appearance, showing exactly how the materials across your project will feel.
Lumion 10.3 also expands the reach of its real-time rendering feature with the new LiveSync for AutoCAD, a free plugin that lets you model and rendering simultaneously.
Lumion 10.3 is a free update for Lumion 10 users. The LiveSync plugins for Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks and, now, AutoCAD, are free for everyone.
Brief overview of what’s new in Lumion 10.3 Import your own displacement maps
When materials feel real, designs come to life. In Lumion 10.3, you can now ​import your own displacement maps​ into Lumion’s built-in or custom materials. With this feature, the act of seeing your architectural visualizations becomes the experience of feeling them, heightening emotion while drawing viewers into your designed building or space.
New LiveSync for AutoCAD
Always get a real-time view of your AutoCAD 3D model in Lumion’s breathtaking, full context environments with LiveSync for AutoCAD, new in Lumion 10.3.
The free Lumion LiveSync plugin lets you set up a simultaneous, real-time connection between your 3D model in AutoCAD and Lumion 10.3. Change the model’s shape in AutoCAD to test a modified design, and you’ll instantly see the model updated in Lumion so you can view it with accurate lighting and shadow, surrounding context such as urban neighborhoods or rural settings, and beautiful, realistic materials.
Other quality and performance updates
Lumion 10.3 also comes with a significant improvement to the High-quality Preview feature by incorporating Hyperlight lighting into the preview, enhancing the beauty of your real-time view.
New video tutorials
Ready to get started with Lumion 10.3? Along with the release, you can learn more about Lumion 10.3 and discover how you can make materials feel real faster than ever before. ​You can watch the tutorial here​.
Tell a vivid story of your design with vivid materials and fast workflows.
Feel the materials in your design come to life and show incredible texture and detail. Visit our ​buy page​ to add Lumion 10.3 to your architectural workflows!
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About Lumion​: Lumion is 3D rendering software made especially for architects. If you have a 3D model of your architectural design, Lumion can help you bring it to life. Lumion conveys the beauty of your design by unveiling it in its full, detail-rich context, complete with shadows, lighting, rich and animated entourage, and all the other benefits of a Lumion environment. And the best part — you can learn how to create beautiful renders with Lumion in less than 15 minutes. No formal training required.
About ACT-3D B.V.​: Act-3D B.V. is the company behind the development of Lumion rendering software. Founded in 1998 by two Dutch computer programmers with a passionate curiosity for the emerging field of 3D computer graphics, Act-3D B.V. continues to develop Lumion with the idea of making cutting-edge 3D rendering technology a stress-free part of the user’s professional routine.


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