What's new in Lumion 9

Lumion 11.3

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With Lumion 11 you breathe life into your renderings
The new features in Lumion 11

Close your eyes and imagine the completed construction of your design. What do you see? How does it feel?

With Lumion 11, realizing the idea of ​​your design is easier than ever. New functions such as the orthogonal view minimize the effort of creating floor plans and sections full of life, color and your individual touch. With animated phasing, you can show how the elements of your building merge and interact, creating a close dialogue with the viewer.

New features in Lumion 11.3

Architects love using Lumion for a reason - it brings the rendering to life.

With Lumion, the process feels like a natural part of your craft, helping you get beautiful results with ease at every stage of the design project. Its elegantly simple workflow takes you through a rendering experience paired with unexpected moments of excitement.

Whether for design development or large customer presentations, Lumion 11.3 further improves the rendering process by uniting architects and rendering art even more closely.

Hours of frustration and guesswork when creating project images and videos are a thing of the past.

With Lumion 11.3, the flow of your ideas, from the idea to the finished rendering, is connected with so little friction that rendering becomes a foolproof tool in your design toolbox.

Show the life and emotions in your project and enjoy the process along the way. Learn more about how Lumion 11.3 is changing the relationship between architects and visualization.

Express the grade of your design

With Lumion 11, rendering is an integral part of the design process, a measure that encourages you in your craft and inspires your vision of the outcome.


At every stage of your design development, the new orthogonal view feature enables you to embed life, color and texture in all of your technical renderings. Create exciting, vibrant floor plans, sections, elevations and isometric views and maintain continuity with your other renders without relying on other software.

Animated Phasing (Pro only)

With the new animated phasing effect you can visualize the process behind your project development or construction planning through the strength of the animation. Insert different transitions, make parts of the building disappear or appear and highlight what makes your building creative and unique.

Breathe a nuance of life into your design

There is something in life that you simply cannot design with pure CAD. Maybe it's the unexpected. The energy. The beauty. Whatever it is, one thing is certain - life is full of emotions.

With Lumion, you can render the beauty of life into your work. Render the mood of a rainy day. Render a relaxed Sunday morning. Render a minute of New York or the rural idyll.


In Lumion 11 Pro, the new "Rain Stripes" option captures the peaceful atmosphere as part of the rainfall effect in which you sit inside and watch the rain.

Volumetric fire
(only Pro)

The soft glow of the fire brings people together, and in Lumion 11 Pro you can take advantage of the warm and inviting atmosphere of the fire with the new volumetric fire object. Just add a new fire to bring a sense of coziness and warmth to your indoor and outdoor renderings. Create an uplifting mood that naturally draws your audience into the room.

New objects and materials
401 new objects (some only in Pro)

Rendering life into a design is more than just showing four walls and a roof. It means real-life experience for people when they interact with your design. The furniture contributes to the mood of a room, trees and nature convey a feeling.

There are 401 new items available in Lumion 11 Pro, including:

  • 61 highly detailed natural objects
  • 177 interior models
  • 49 people and animals (some animated)
  • And much more…

All new objects are in HD quality and let the content of the Lumion 11 object library grow to 6,224 * objects.

Fabric that feels soft in your fingers. Rough asphalt under your feet. The smell of leather, the sound of wood. Impressive renderings not only communicate the choice of materials for your project, they awaken all the senses.

With 63 new materials in Lumion 11, immerse your customers in a sensory experience that evokes memories of feeling, smell, sound and appearance.

The new high-quality materials in Lumion 11 include:

  • 17 wooden floors and cladding
  • 3 sandstone slabs
  • 5 carpets
  • 2 asphalts
  • 5 brick masonry
  • 2 snow surfaces
  • 3 stone slabs
  • And much more…

Many of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality and can also be changed through weathering, edge rounding (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the number of materials in Lumion 11 increases to 1,292 *.

Enjoy a simpler rendering workflow

Lumion fits perfectly into your current architectural workflow and everyday planning, starting with the first sketches of form and design through to the final creation of your design documentation. Lumion is easy to learn and use, and makes rendering an easy and enjoyable experience.


Custom IES lights

With the new custom IES spotlights in Lumion 11, you simply upload IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) lighting profiles to create the exact lighting design needed to illuminate the best parts of your project.

Lumion 11 now includes the RAL color palette to simplify your color selection and to adapt it precisely to the European color standards.

High resolution theater preview

Just one click is enough to activate the high-resolution preview in theater mode and in the Lumion Viewer. Even before you press the render button, Lumion brings you as close as possible to the final look of your rendering.

Beginner tutorials for newbies

Is this your first time working with Lumion? Do not worry! Architects have been celebrating Lumion for its surprisingly simple learning experience for over a decade, and based on this, Lumion 11 has a tutorial in the program itself to reduce and almost eliminate the already very short learning curve for new users.

Further workflow improvements:

  • Improved user interface
    Enjoy a logical and intuitive process while you work.
  • Optimized color selection
    Choosing the right color for your project is now easier and more intuitive.
  • User-defined entry of values
    Enter custom values ​​when creating a scene.
  • Proxies for a better frame rate
    Get the best performance out of Lumion when you work on large and complex projects.
Easily create the vision of your project

Lumion is an integral part of the design process and provides you with speed and inspiration as you move from the idea to the finished building or landscape.


Real-time rendering with LiveSync for BricsCAD

Lumion Livesync gives you a seamless, real-time rendered connection between the leading CAD programs and Lumion.

With Livesync it is possible to get a feeling of your working model while it is displayed in its natural environment, under photo-realistic skies and realistic weather, illuminated by a wide variety of light situations.

Lumion Livesync is constantly expanding its CAD packages as part of its functionality. The latest building block in the long list of real-time visualization options is Livesync for BricsCAD, available in Lumion 11.

OSM satellite maps
(only Pro)

Render an entire city. OSM brings the elevations in the landscape and all the small details that make up the environment.

The OpenStreetMap feature takes Lumion 11 Pro another step forward by including beautiful satellite maps. With the new OSM satellite maps, the real landscapes, rivers, fields and much more from all over the world are available with just one click when you load the environment for your project.

Artistic panorama effects

In Lumion 11 you can now apply various artistic effects to your 360 panoramas, which you can marvel at on a smartphone, tablet or through many VR glasses.

Improved light realism for indoor and outdoor use
  • Micro shadows for spotlights
  • Improved grass lighting
Fundamental changes

We have always taken a stand on hardware and technology development, which has steered innovation in a direction that allows us to add more life and personality to your renderings with breathtaking simplicity.

Some very simple and fundamental elements have changed in Lumion 11, but you will not notice these changes directly in this version.

Tell the story of your design with Lumion 11.3

Lighting is fundamental in architecture. The dancing interplay of shadow and light is what defines the feeling for a room. It's why you get goose bumps when you walk into a room or how sitting on the porch becomes an unforgettable memory on a summer evening.

Lumion 11.3 guides you with a simplicity as natural as sketching on a piece of paper, while expressing the mood, life and uniqueness in the spaces you design.

Distribute the light throughout the bedroom of your interior design project and cast vivid shadows from the furniture on the walls and ceiling. Show the beauty, the atmosphere or the chaotic nuances of how real life would unfold in the house you designed.

Add a little oomph when depicting the movement of people through a landscaping or commercial building. With Lumion 11.3 there are no limits to how you can experience the life and emotions contained in your design.

Shade for omni lights

With the new shadows for omni lights available in Lumion 11.3, rendering architectural design with the vibrancy of dynamic lighting becomes a natural, integrated part of your process.

Multifunctional clip levels

Show all the layers of your design from different angles with the multifunctional clip layer option.

New character silhouettes

Animate conceptual flows of people. Show the layout of the room. No matter what you want to achieve, Lumion makes it easy for you with new character silhouettes.

Skilfully create informative yet beautiful images and animations that show all the dimensions in your design.

  • Improved group selection
  • Updated lighting surface
  • New in-program user tutorials
  • Updated material highlight effect
  • Updated mass movement effect
* Model designs on this page and in the gallery are from Obra Visual, Centric Bamboo and Gorilla Design, TEN OVER STUDIO and Angello Marques Arquitetura e Design.