Lumion for Architects

Learn basic to advanced techniques of using Lumion with Sketchup to render a fully animated architectural video.
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (728 ratings)
19,405 students
1hr 53min of on-demand video
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Understand different methods of bringing models into Lumion from Sketchup
Create and render scenes
Add grass to your model
Add furniture and other objects to your scene
Animate vehicles and people
Use the grid technique for assembling buildings you can animate
Use layers
Texture your models
Create a construction phasing animation using three different methods
Create a time lapse video
Create still and animated renders
Add weather and other effects
And more!


  • Have access to Lumion or Lumion Pro
  • Have access to Sketchup Make (Free) or Sketchup Pro
  • Preferred: Have taken "Intro to Lumion" by Sam Lytle on Udemy


Lumion is a powerful tool for architects, landscape architects and other designers and is making its way into more and more studios and offices. The ease of the interface and workflow within this software along with the ability to make 3D models from a variety of software programs look fantastic makes Lumion great resource to have.

While almost anyone can pick up Lumion and learn the basics, there are also more advanced techniques that some users aren't even aware of. In Lumion for Architects we approach this software with the expectation that you will learn the basics along with a few tricks that will really take your renders and animations to the next level including the grid technique that allows construction phasing and other animations, time lapse videos and how to use advanced move for technical animations.

One of the best parts about this course is that the 3D models are available as part of the course work. You can join Sam step-by-step as you assemble the same museum that you will see in the instructional videos and he even shows you how you can show off your final render with the world.

While this course is designed with an architect in mind, it will be valuable for anyone trying to get the most out of Lumion. As a matter of fact, while Sam owns his own 3D visualization studio, he is an engineer by trade rather than an architect. (If you are an architect, no hard feelings... right?)

We look forward to you joining us in Lumion for Architects!

Who this course is for:

  • 3D Visualization Professionals
  • Architects
  • Architect Students
  • Landscape Architects
  • Civil Engineer/Designers Interested in 3D Visualization
  • Anyone Looking to Get More From Lumion


3D Visualization Specialist and Owner of Civil FX
Sam Lytle
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1,512 Reviews
  • 28,190 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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