Displacement Map Import Feature Brings Renderings to Life

When materials feel real, designs become lively experiences in the mind. Just seeing smooth hardwood floors can trigger memories of sliding across the living room in your socks. Soft gravel paths can bring up the sounds of small pebbles and sticks crunching underfoot. Coarse brick textures take you back to the stately houses you’d pass on your way home from school.

In Lumion 10.3 users can make materials feel real with the displacement map import feature.
In Lumion 10.3 users can make materials feel real with the displacement map import feature.

Vivid materials can tell a story about your design, and in Lumion 10.3, you can now make materials feel real with the displacement map import feature. By importing your own displacement maps, you can give any material a realistic appearance, showing how the materials across your project will feel.

Lumion 10.3 also expands the reach of its real-time rendering feature with the LiveSync for AutoCAD, a plugin that lets you model and rendering simultaneously. Lumion 10.3 is an update for Lumion 10 users. The LiveSync plugins for Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Rhino, Vectorworks and, now, AutoCAD, are available for everyone.

Overview of What’s New in Lumion 10.3

Import your own displacement maps

When materials feel real, designs come to life. In Lumion 10.3, you can now import your own displacement maps into Lumion’s built-in or custom materials. With this feature, the act of seeing your architectural visualizations becomes the experience of feeling them, heightening emotion while drawing viewers into your designed building or space.

LiveSync for AutoCAD

Get a real-time view of your AutoCAD 3D model in Lumion’s full context environments with LiveSync for AutoCAD, new in Lumion 10.3.

The Lumion LiveSync plugin lets you set up a simultaneous, real-time connection between your 3D model in AutoCAD and Lumion 10.3. Change the model’s shape in AutoCAD to test a modified design, and you’ll instantly see the model updated in Lumion so you can view it with accurate lighting and shadow, surrounding context such as urban neighborhoods or rural settings, and realistic materials.

Other quality and performance updates

Lumion 10.3 also comes with an improvement to the Preview feature by incorporating Hyperlight lighting into the preview, enhancing the beauty of your real-time view.

Video tutorials

Ready to get started with Lumion 10.3? Along with the release, you can learn more about Lumion 10.3 and discover how you can make materials feel real. Watch the tutorial here.

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