Intro to Lumion

What Lumion is, why you should use it and how to navigate the interface.
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (784 ratings)
15,345 students
30min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Understand what Lumion is
Understand how Lumion can take your 3D models to the next level
Know the basics of the interface and navigation of Lumion
Know how to place objects
Know how to edit terrain
Create a rendered image of your scene


  • Preferable: Lumion or Lumion Pro


Lumion is an exciting and powerful visualizing engine capable of taking ordinary Sketchup or Revit files and turning them into a masterpiece. Originally created for architects, Lumion is now used by thousands in architecture, landscape architecture, design and engineering. The power in Lumion is making texturing, assembling and rendering something you can not only do, but actually look forward to.

Join me as we take a closer look at what Lumion is and how it can help your or your firm as I go over the basics of the interface, navigation, placing objects, terrain and how you can download the trial version for yourself, including hardware requirements for this software.

Who this course is for:

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


3D Visualization Specialist and Owner of Civil FX
Sam Lytle
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,515 Reviews
  • 28,292 Students
  • 2 Courses

Over the past several years my interest in modeling and rendering engineering data has developed into a passion and even a large part of my career. This field is exciting as new software programs and processes are being developed each year that make for better, faster and cheaper project visualizations. Civil FX is my effort to share with and connect the world to the best of project visualizations from a civil engineering perspective. This includes roads, bridges, sites, foundations, construction and more. I recently left my job to pursue Civil FX full-time.

The software I use includes AutoCAD, Microstation, InfraWorks, Sketchup, 3ds Max, Lumion, Navisworks and other CAD and visualization software.

I am a licensed engineer and Civil FX is the intersection of my education and experience in civil engineering with my passion for video games and special effects.

I am also a husband, father of three and live with my family in Southern Nevada.

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