Lumion is an essential tool for everyone who wants to visualize their building designs. It produces impressive, high quality videos very quickly and is extremely easy to master.

    Add trees, clouds, artistic effects, people and materials. Convert your CAD 3D model into an amazing 3D image or 3D flythrough movie, so you can share, sell and inspire.


    In this course, you will learn how to start Lumion projects, add environment, add cameras, set global and direct illuminations, populate your scenes with people, trees, cars, and other elements, create terrains, and produce animations.


    • Architects
    • Landscape Architects
    • Interior Architects
    • Civil engineers with an interest in 3D visualization
    • Students interested in 3D visualization


    Photoshop is an essential tool for anyone wishing to create 3D visualizations. 3DS Max or Revit are great for producing constructions to be enhanced with Lumion.

    Learn Lumion Landscaping

    Getting Ready For Lumion 3D

    • Controlling the camera
    • Lumion’s hotkeys
    • Using the Settings window
    • Modeling for Lumion
    • Additional models
    • Importance of materials
    • Solving common problems
    • Exporting 3D models
    • Using the COLLADA format
    • Exporting animations

    Creating a Project in Lumion

    • Creating a scene
    • Using the nine presets
    • Sculpting the terrain
    • Creating and using a height map
    • Configuring the Editor quality
    • Why use layers?

    Importing 3D Models

    • Importing 3D models
    • Adding Lumion content
    • Placing and reallocating 3D models
    • Hotkeys
    • Accurate placing
    • Updating a 3D model with new geometry
    • Replacing 3D models
    • Common problems (troubleshooting)
    • Locking a 3D model

    Applying and Creating Materials

    • Available materials in Lumion
    • Adding materials
    • Special materials
    • Importing materials
    • Tweaking imported materials
    • The Glass special features
    • Creating materials in Lumion
    • Using the Standard material
    • Creating bump maps
    • Working with materials
    • Organizing materials
    • Saving materials
    • Copying and pasting materials
    • How to solve flickering

    Creating your 3D World

    • The 3D models available
    • Placing content
    • Working with multiple objects
    • Controlling the models
    • Selecting different objects
    • Editing models’ properties
    • Tweaking the grass
    • Scattering elements

    Lighting in Lumion

    • The Lumion weather system
    • Lumion lights
    • Interior illumination
    • Tweaking spotlights
    • Improving lighting
    • Best practices with spotlights
    • Improving reflections

    Creating Realistic Visualizations

    • Special effects—fire, smoke, and fog
    • Applying and controlling the special effects
    • The differences between the Photo and Movie modes
    • Using the Sun Study for accurate lighting
    • Tweaking shadows
    • Creating realistic reflections
    • Improving realism with camera effects
    • Rendering still images

    Non-Photorealistic Visualizations with Lumion

    • Non-photorealistic Render
    • Using NPR visualizations
    • Creating NPR using Lumion
    • Artistic effects—what is available
    • Controlling Lumion’s effects
    • Exploring artistic effects
    • Creating conceptual visualizations
    • The Painting and Watercolor effects
    • The Sketch effect
    • Creating technical illustrations with the Manga and Cartoon effects
    • Correcting perspectives in Lumion
    • The Sharpness effect

    Animation Techniques

    • Lumion animation—a quick overview
    • Planning your movie
    • Working with cameras
    • Creating a camera path
    • Composition and how to use it
    • Editing clips
    • Changing the length of clips
    • Camera-filming techniques
    • Deleting and controlling multiple clips
    • Animating effects and layers
    • Using layers to control objects

    Advanced Features

    • Detailed Import and Output Formats
    • Model Library
    • High Quality Animated Characters
    • 3D Sound Effects
    • Material Library
    • Environment & Weather
    • Scene Editor
    • 20 Scene Layers
    • Movie Editor
    • Animation
    • Movie Effects
    • Special Effects