Lumion 3D Best Practices

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  • Tackle the most common issues and develop an effective workflow
  • Import detailed and optimized external 3D models
  • Construct effective lighting for interior scenes
  • Sculpt detailed terrains with heightmaps
  • Create PBR materials for realistic renders
  • Design complex animations curved paths
  • Add extra realism with Lumion's effects
  • Learn to create a still image and a movie

Lumion is a real-time 3D technology that lets you create amazing visualizations without the need for long rendering hours.

Lumion 3D Best Practices covers the most important Lumion features and techniques that can be incorporated in to any real production environment. Each chapter covers a different stage of a production workflow. The first two chapters provide a good foundation, in particular for when creating content for Lumion. Furthermore, the book provides an efficient workflow by covering two classic visualization scenes: interior and exterior scenes. You then get to know the best techniques to create physically based materials that boost the look and realism of any 3D scene. Special chapters are reserved to create efficient animations, still images and movies. By the end of this practical guide, users will be familiar with the professional and effective techniques to increase efficiency in producing high-end quality visualizations in Lumion.

  • Learn professional techniques to improve Lumion’s workflow.
  • Improve your work quality by using Lumion’s top features effectively.
  • Practical, efficient and deep insight into how to create astonishing visualizations using Lumion.
Page Count 166
Course Length 4 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781783550852
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2015


Ciro Cardoso

Ciro Cardoso is an experienced 3D artist and a trained author with an architectural background who started experimenting with creative software and 3D software back in 2000.

In 2005, he was running his own small multimedia business and worked on projects as diverse as graphic designing, CAD services, and architectural visualization; more recently, he started using Lumion successfully for high-end projects in more than six countries. He is quite literate with software in general, with extensive expertise with Maya, 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Lumion, Unreal 4, and Bentley MicroStation.

He is also the author of several books about Lumion and is now working in London.