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    Lumion 3D Product Comparison

    Compare Lumion vs. Lumion PRO
     

    Studica offers two different Lumion 3D products to fit your budget: Lumion 12.5 and Lumion 12.5 PRO.  Lumion 12.5 is the standard version and has limited content and features. Lumion 12.5 PRO is the professional version and offers all content and features. Use the table below to see which product best suits your needs. 
     

     
      The standard version of Lumion with limited library content and features. Ideal for smaller architecture and design businesses. A professional version of Lumion with all content and features. Ideal for all professional architecture and 3D visualization studios.

     

    Floating licenses Yes Yes
    Real Skies Yes Yes
    Animated phasing No Yes
    Rain streaks No Yes
    Volumetric fire No Yes
    Metallic car shader No Yes
    OpenStreetMaps (and satellite maps) No Yes
    Fine-detail Nature No Yes
    Aurora Borealis No Yes
    Photo Matching Yes Yes
    OpenStreetMaps (and height maps) No Yes
    Customizable 3D Grasses No Yes
    Atmospheric rain and snow No Yes
    Furry materials No Yes
    Hand-drawn outline effect Yes Yes
    Soften hard edges No Yes
    Tilt Shift Yes Yes
    Model and material
    variation options
    Yes Yes
    Measuring tool and grid object Yes Yes
    Speedray™ Reflections No Yes
    PureGlass® No Yes
    Foliage for materials No Yes
    OpenStreetMap import No Yes
    Area lights and line lights No Yes
    Model library 1,928 models 5,840 models
    Animated 3D people and animals, some from AXYZ Design 118 characters 367 characters
    Ambient sound effects No Sound Effects

    123 Sound Effects

    Advanced 3D Title effects Limited Title effects

    27 Title effects
    12 built-in fonts
    Support for custom fonts

    In-project 3D Text effect Yes Yes
    Merge project files
    (for projects with multiple users)
    No Yes
    Output to real-time
    fly-through via Lumion Viewer
    No Yes
    Main movie Sound effect No Yes
    Sound output in MP4 Yes Yes

     

    Import

    3D Model Import

    Collada (.DAE)      SketchUp® (.SKP)

    Autodesk® (.FBX)  Autodesk® (.DWG)

    Autodesk® (.DXF)  3DS Max® (.MAX)

    3DS Max® (.3DS)   Wavefront (.OBJ)

    Collada (.DAE)     SketchUp® (.SKP)

    Autodesk® (.FBX)  Autodesk® (.DWG)

    Autodesk® (.DXF)  3DS Max® (.MAX)

    3DS Max® (.3DS)   Wavefront (.OBJ)

    Image Import TGA, DDS, PSD, JPG, BMP, PNG TGA, DDS, PSD, JPG, BMP, PNG
    Material map import

    Color map
    Normal map
    Displacement map

    Color map
    Normal map
    Displacement map
    Video Import (MP4) Yes Yes
    Lightmap Import  (e.g. from AutoDesk® 3D Studio Max) Yes  Yes 
    2D Background Sound/Music Import (WAV) No Yes
    Model and material variation options Yes Yes

     

    Output

    Output image formats JPG, TGA, BMP, PNG JPG, TGA, BMP, PNG
    Output image resolution 1280x720 (0.9 Megapixel)

    1920x1080 (2.1 Megapixel)

    3840x2160 (8.4 Megapixel)

    7680x4320 (33.2 Megapixel)
    1280x720 (0.9 Megapixel)

    1920x1080 (2.1 Megapixel)

    3840x2160 (8.4 Megapixel)

    7680x4320 (33.2 Megapixel)
    Output video formats MP4 (AVC codec), JPG, TGA, BMP, PNG MP4 (AVC codec), JPG, TGA, BMP, PNG
    Output video resolutions 640x360 (480p)

    1280x720 (720p)

    1920x1080 (1080p)

    2560x1440 (1440p)

    3840x2160 (4K)
    640x360 (480p)

    1280x720 (720p)

    1920x1080 (1080p)

    2560x1440 (1440p)

    3840x2160 (4K)
    Output video frame rates 25/30/60/200 25/30/60/200
    Output to Image Sequence Max. 3840 x 2160p Max. 3840 x 2160p
    Output to MyLumion® 360 Panoramas Yes Yes
    Output 360 panoramas for the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift Yes Yes
    Output of Depth Maps, Normal Maps, Lighting Maps, Sky Alpha Maps, Reflection Maps
    and Material ID Maps
    Yes Yes
    Output of sound in MP4 Yes Yes

     

    Content Library

    Object Library:
    •Fine-detail nature
    •Plants and trees created with SpeedTree SDK and Modeler
    •Transport models (cars, buses, boats etc)
    •Exterior models (street furniture, buildings etc)
    •Interior models (furniture, decoration etc)
    •Animated 3D people
    •Animated animals (birds, farm animals, pets, fish)
    •Animated Children
    •3D people & animal silhouettes
    •3 silhouette options
    2,209 assets 6,903 assets
    High-quality animated 3D people, some of which are from aXYZ Design

     

    Surfaced decals

    111 characters

     

    N/A

    354 characters

     

    142

    3D sound effects
    •Ambient sounds (nature, locations, etc)
    •People
    •Things (Cars, machines, etc)
    No 123 sound effects
    Title Effect Styles 14 basic styles 27 styles
    Text-in-3D-Scene No Yes
    Lights and Utilities 42 44
    Area/Line Lights No Yes
    Material Library:
    •Various terrain materials
    •Nature, Indoor, Outdoor materials
    •10 customizable material types (water, glass, billboard, lightmap etc)
    •Custom materials library
    Yes Yes
    PureGlass® stock materials No 81
    HDRI skies 59 59
    Customizable 3D grass materials No 14
    Furry materials No 10
    Leaf stock materials No 9
    Volumetric fire No 8
    Water Presets 20 20
    Total Materials 1,243 materials 1,357 materials
    Materials with displacement mapping 229 materials 229 materials
    HD Materials for Poliigon 252 Poliigon materials 252 Poliigon materials

    Environment & Weather
    •42 landscape types
    •6 water types
    •Customizable weather (cloud cover, sun position etc)
    •Ocean with waves slider, turbidity, color etc
    •Waterfall material

    Yes Yes

     

    Workflow & LiveSync

    Scene Editor:
    •Easy model placement
    •Intuitive material editing
    •Landscape editing and rendering •Advanced sky and cloud rendering •Realistic water rendering
    Yes Yes

    •LiveSync® for AutoCAD®
    •LiveSync® for SketchUp®
    •LiveSync® for Revit®
    •LiveSync® for ArchiCAD®
    •LiveSync® for Rhino 6®
    •LiveSync® for Vectorworks®
    •LiveSync® for BricsCAD®

    •LiveSync® for Autodesk FormIt®

    Yes Yes
    Upgraded OpenStreetMap import (with height and satellite maps) No Yes
    20 Scene Layers Yes Yes

    Movie Editor:
    •Intuitive camera animation editor
    •Animated models
    •Sun/sky animations
    •Add title screens, scene and post-processor effects
    •3D output for side-by-side stereoscopic 3D playback

    Yes Yes
    Animation:
    •Animation import
    (move/rotate/scale
    animations via FBX files)
    •Advanced animation
    (Curved animations, multiple keyframes)
    •Animated effects
    Yes Yes

    Background rendering mode

    Yes Yes
    Custom terrain material sets Yes Yes
    Custom terrain texture import Yes Yes
    Exchange of project files for team use Yes Yes
    Merge project files for team use No Yes

     

    Effects

    Movie and photo effects

    Concept:
    Sketch, Pastel Sketch

    Architectural: Photo Matching, Sun Study, 2-Point Perspective, Blueprint, Styrofoam, Orthographic views

    Lighting: Real Skies, Sun, Shadow, Reflection, Sky Light, Hyperlight, God Rays, Global Illumination, Volumetric Sunlight

    Sky & Weather: Sky and Clouds, Fog, Contrails, Volume Clouds, Wind, Horizon Cloud, Moon, Autumn Colors

    Camera: Handheld Camera, Exposure, Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Chromatic Aberrations, Fish Eye, Tilt Shift

    Animation: Mass Move, Fade in/out, Advanced Move, Move, Time Warp, Motion Blur, Animate Light Colors

    Artistic: Painting, Watercolor, Manga, Cartoon, Oil Painting

    Enhancements: Color Correction, Analog Color Lab, Vignette, Bloom, Sharpen, Noise, Selective Saturation, Bleach

    Tools/Utilities: Image Overlay, Side By Side 3D Stereo, Sound, Print Poster Enhancer, Layer Visibility, Variation Control, Near Clip Plane, Water,Material Highlight

    Concept:
    Sketch, Pastel Sketch

    Architectural: Photo Matching, Sun Study, 2-Point Perspective, Blueprint, Styrofoam, Orthographic views

    Lighting: Real Skies, Sun, Shadow, Reflection, Sky Light, Hyperlight, God Rays, Global Illumination, Volumetric Sunlight

    Sky & Weather: Sky and Clouds, Fog, Contrails, Volume Clouds, Wind, Horizon Cloud, Moon, Autumn Colors

    Camera: Handheld Camera, Exposure, Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Chromatic Aberrations, Fish Eye, Tilt Shift

    Animation: Mass Move, Fade in/out, Advanced Move, Move, Time Warp, Motion Blur, Animate Light Colors

    Artistic: Painting, Watercolor, Manga, Cartoon, Oil Painting

    Enhancements: Color Correction, Analog Color Lab, Vignette, Bloom, Sharpen, Noise, Selective Saturation, Bleach

    Tools/Utilities: Image Overlay, Side By Side 3D Stereo, Sound, Print Poster Enhancer, Layer Visibility, Variation Control, Near Clip Plane, Water,Material Highlight

    Movie only effects Move, Advanced Move, Sky Drop, Variation control, Mass Move (curved), Motion Blur, Fade in/out, Titles, Wind, Sound, Side by Side 3D Stereo Animated phasing, Move, Advanced Move, Sky Drop,
    Variation control, Mass Move (curved), Motion Blur, Fade in/out, Titles, Wind, Sound, Side by Side 3D Stereo
    Pro only effects No

    Concept: Outlines

    Lighting: Volumetric Spotlights

    Sky & Weather: Aurora Borealis, Precipitation

    Animation: Animated Phasing, Titles

    Artistic: AI Artist Styles

    Tools/Utilities: Sound

    Hyperlight® 2 in Photo and Video as an effect Yes Yes
    OmniShadow® Yes Yes
    Materials Physically based rendering Yes Yes
    Weathering for materials Yes Yes
    Transparency for materials Yes Yes
    PureGlass® No Yes
    Foliage for materials No Yes
    Special effects 104 effects, including 3 types of falling leaves, 48 types of fountains and “water walls”, 16 types of regular fire effects, 20 types of smoke effects, 5 types of dust effects, 6 types of fog effects, 6 types of steam effects 112 effects, including 8 types of volumetric fire, 3 types of falling leaves, 48 types of fountains and “water walls”, 16 types of regular fire effects, 20 types of smoke effects, 5 types of dust effects, 6 types of fog effects, 6 types of steam effects

     

    Misc.

    Languages

    English (default language), Chinese, Chinese (TW),
    Czech,

    Danish, Dutch, French, German,

    Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,

    Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR),

    Russian, Spanish (ES), Turkish, Slovak

    English (default language), Chinese, Chinese (TW),
    Czech,

    Danish, Dutch, French, German,

    Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,

    Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR),

    Russian, Spanish (ES), Turkish, Slovak

    Floating licenses When you buy Lumion, you can use the license indefinitely. You can install a single Lumion license key on any number of computers, by any number of people. If two or more people want to use a single Lumion license key on different computers at the same time, then you need to add seats to your license. When you buy Lumion, you can use the license indefinitely. You can install a single Lumion license key on any number of computers, by any number of people. If two or more people want to use a single Lumion license key on different computers at the same time, then you need to add seats to your license.
    Requires internet connection Yes Yes