4 Salient Features of Lumion 8

It has been a while since the name of Lumion has carved out its majority space in every 3D designer’s mind. Many people use it personally and many companies use it professionally for their 3D rendering purposes. Today we have the most modern version of Lumion – the 10th, but the craze for this wonderful application started back in the years with Lumion 8. Today, let us look back and see what were the best features of Lumion 8 that made it so popular among 3D modelers and designers.

Styles

The first thing that blew the minds of Lumion users back then, was the introduction of the Styles feature in the rendering app. Styles are basically what you apply today as filters on smartphone photos – changing the color and tones of the photo in one tap. The styles feature worked similarly – you just choose a style from a list and the scene you are rendering gets a whole different look.

There were a bunch of predefined styles. But of course, you still had complete control over each and every aspect of the colors and tones and lighting, after applying a style (or not applying one at all, just going au naturelle). However, most people used to just choose a style and stick with it. because they were such great effects to begin with, you wouldn’t want to change much of the settings – maybe just change the shadows a bit or apply a bit of vignette, minor stuff like that.

Sky Light

In addition to Styles, there was another new feature in Lumion 8 called “Sky Light”. This is actually a brilliant algorithm to create photoreal lighting effects, especially in those scenes with sunlight. It creates a space effect with lights, making our eyes believe what we are looking at is lit up naturally. The shadows cast in this system were very natural too – plus, they were worked on later by the following feature.

Published By
Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com

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