Overview of new features in Lumion 12.5 (Release Notes)
Architectural visualization goes beyond showing form and function. It’s about conveying emotion. Igniting a feeling. Showing how spaces affect people on a deeper level. Lumion 12.5 empowers you to tell a story about your design that will move and inspire.
Volumetric Lights Effect (Pro only)
Available in Photo, Movie, and Panorama modes.
Omnilights are now included in the Volumetric Lights Effect. This allows for mixing and matching both types of Lights within this Effect.
Lumion lets you add a gorgeous glow of light to interiors and exteriors with the improved Volumetric Lights Effect. This subtle lighting detail only takes a click, infusing spaces with warm, inviting lights. When used with fog, an atmospheric real sky, or precipitation, you can instantly create a stunning result.
• Rendering a foggy, moody night
• Visualizing event lighting
• Create a cinematic effect to delight clients
• Show dust, mist, or steam for interior and exterior shots
• Magnify a sense of volume in spaces
Custom Surface Decals (Pro Only)
You can now import your own surface Decals to add a touch of your personality and character to the materials. Simply import a custom image and place it on any surface, and the image will take on all the traits and texture of the material beneath it.
Custom License plates
With this version, you can also load your own License Plates for vehicles.
Render multiple Photo Sets
It is now possible to render multiple Photo Sets or a selection of Photos that belong to different Photo Sets. This feature is a workflow boost when a large number of images need to be rendered.
Volumetric spotlights effect (Pro only):
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.
Light color temperature (Kelvin)
Set the mood with a new ambient light color tool. Using the Kelvin scale, which measures colors from warm (3000K) to cold (7000K), you’ll illuminate interiors with a cozy and inviting mood and create exterior lighting with a crisp and invigorating feeling.
Capture the subtle details of life
In Lumion 12, the smallest details matter. With new surface decals, license plates and a diverse content library of materials, objects, characters and nature items, you can bring your design to life with surprising detail.
Surface decals (Pro only)
Give your visualizations a touch of character, style and personality with 142 new surface decals. In just a click, you’ll transform surfaces with imperfections, wall art, exposed brick, moss, chalk drawings, paint, road markings and much more.
License plates (Pro only)
From Japan to Germany. China to the United States. The new license plates in Lumion 12 help you anchor your design to a specific place with a small yet highly immersive detail. In Lumion 12, you can find a variety of license plate styles from 10 different countries as well as all 50 U.S. states.
New fine-detail nature (Pro only)
With 41 new fine-detail nature items, including a range of new palms at various stages of growth, exquisitely detailed flowers, stems of grass, weeds, cattails and other small plants, you can capture the vitality of real-life landscapes.
New objects, characters and materials
Reveal the real-life experiences that people will have when interacting with your design. Show how a room’s furniture imparts a certain mood, how trees and nature can make your design more vibrant. With Lumion’s vast content library, you can make any space feel unique, full of personality and colorfully intimate. New additions include:
- 86 pieces of stylish furniture for interiors and exteriors, including sofas, seats, tables and much more
- 31 garden items, including a new garden category
- 15 new transportation items, which can be localized with license plates
- Solar panels, solar heaters and an electric car charger
- More modern televisions, computers and other devices
- New static people in lifelike poses and new character animations
- Assorted objects such as wall art, garage items and lived-in beds
All of the new objects are HD quality, specifically developed and fully optimized for Lumion. The new additions bring the total number of library assets in the Lumion 12 Pro content library to 6,903*.
65 new materials (some Pro only)
Materials can make buildings feel alive, opening up your senses and giving character and personality to spaces. In Lumion 12, you can find 65 new materials with a wide range of choices:
- Acoustic foam
- Corrugated steel sheets
- Tile patterns
- Solar panels
- Sandstone blocks
- Tactile paving
- Reed roofing
- Other roofing and shingles
- Stone and wood
- And many more
Many of the materials in Lumion are of the highest quality, and they can be altered via surface decals, weathering, soft edges (Pro only) and more. With the new additions, the total number of materials in Lumion 12 Pro is 1,357*.
Enjoy a simpler, more intuitive workflow
Over the years, Lumion has become widely known for its ease of use, allowing rendering to become as seamless and intuitive as possible for architects. Lumion 12 builds on this guiding principle and puts even more focus on the user experience with a simplified, fluid workflow. The entire program is faster and smoother, allowing for inspiration to drive the creative process.
LiveSync for Autodesk FormIt Pro
Lumion LiveSync creates a real-time connection between Lumion’s detail-rich, lifelike environments and the most popular 3D modeling and CAD programs. Now, in Lumion 12, the range of LiveSync plug-ins has been extended to include Autodesk FormIt Pro, a fluid 3D sketching environment that provides a seamless connection from concept design to BIM for less rework.
Improved OpenStreetMaps (Pro Only)
Show your design in its real-life context. Render an entire cityscape. The elevations of its terrain. And all the minor details that make up the landscape around it. The OpenStreetMaps feature takes another leap forward in Lumion 12, allowing you to better control, rotate and import the surrounding topography for your project.
Improved scene building experience
With Lumion 12, rendering is cleaner, smoother and more efficient. It’s now easier to drag and drop your 3D models, navigate the vast content library, create object collections and organize your imported models and groups of your favourite items.