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Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp

What is SketchUp?

SketchUp is a 3D software that lets us create and edit 2D and 3D models. SketchUp has many use case scenarios like interior design, landscape architecture, video game design, and many others. It is a beneficial program that is very easy to learn and has a clean user interface.

What is Lumion?

Lumion is a useful software that is excellent for rendering exterior urban projects. Lumion creates a possibility to visualize a project before it has been made. It is possible to use this program with different landscapes, forests, islands, etc.

Several external objects can be added, such as plants, trees, people, and cars. Lumion also allows adding different effects to videos or photos before rendering. The various elements of the program can be modified according to use, which makes a project more realistic.

Extensions for SketchUp

Extensions are extra files of features that enable a person to add special features and tools to SketchUp.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp is also an extension made for SketchUp. Lumion is made chiefly for architects who require a reliable tool to bring their SketchUp models to life. There is support for real-time rendering between SketchUp and Lumion. It makes the modeling-to-rendering workflow quicker, increases productivity, and makes working more stress-free.

With the use of Lumion LiveSync, a work-in-progress model can be viewed surrounded by distinctly natural plants and trees. Furthermore, we can get a feeling for the design by inspecting it underneath various weather conditions and lighting conditions.

The use of Lumion LiveSync extension breathes new life into exteriors and designs of landscapes with photorealistic skies, water, 3D grass, and many other objects. It makes the designs feel closer to reality and helps show the clients the exact looks of a project.

Lumion LiveSync makes the user and viewer feel the space of interiors with remarkable shadows and lighting; it also shows highly detailed objects and easy-to-build settings and backgrounds.

Why use Lumion for SketchUp?

Lumion is used for SketchUp for the following reasons:

1. Lumion can immediately create high-quality renders at any point during the process.
2. Could render any model in real-time with Lumion LiveSync.
3. It helps in breathing texture, beauty, and realism in a design made in SketchUp with the help of 1,350 plus Lumion materials.
4. With Lumion we can also quickly generate different concepts and real-life settings with the help of Lumion 6,900 plus items in its concept library.
5. It can be used to create high-quality images in minutes and create videos in just a few hours.
6. Can create 360 panoramas to make interactive presentations and virtual reality.

Process of installing Lumion LiveSync

Firstly, we must note that the Lumion LiveSync for Sketchup extension plugin does not come with the Lumion software. Therefore, to use Lumion LiveSync, we have to first download and install Lumion separately before using the LiveSync plugin.

To learn more, watch the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Architecture Inspirations

It is a straightforward process; we have to download Lumion LiveSync from the plugin's official website and then open "Extension Manager" in SketchUp for it to install.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp