Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lumion v8.3 with Improved LiveSync for Revit + LiveSync for SketchUp

From the Lumion website:


Lumion 8.3 enables real-time, lifelike visualization with SketchUp and Revit. By turning on the LiveSync synchronization, it’s like you’re modeling your SketchUp or Revit designs in their real-life settings.

Livesync for Lumion 8.3

With the new LiveSync, you can immediately set up a live, real-time visualization of your SketchUp or Revit model. Change the CAD model’s shape and you’ll see these changes taking place, in real-time, in Lumion’s breathtaking, lifelike environment.
  • Available for both Revit and Sketchup
  • Point-of-view synchronization
  • Use Lumion materials on LiveSync objects
  • Real-time materials synchronization and visualization
  • Automatic model importing into Lumion (no need to separately import a model)

Lumion 8.3 is now available as free upgrade for Lumion 8 users. If you have a valid Lumion 8 License you automatically receive download instructions through email.

New LiveSync for SketchUp 

Supercharge your SketchUp model by designing it simultaneously in Lumion’s real-time, breathtaking environment. The new Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp immediately sets up a live connection between these two programs. You’ll receive immediate, high-quality feedback in Lumion as you interact with your model in SketchUp, solve design problems or present your work in the context of the real world.

Improved LiveSync for Revit

LiveSync for Revit helps you get into the creative “flow” of design development and provide unique, beautiful presentations. With the improved LiveSync in Lumion 8.3, you can breathe life into the synced model by simultaneously modeling in Revit and dressing it with the textured, high-definition materials in Lumion. And you can ease the design and presentation process by syncing the same viewing angle with the LiveSync camera synchronization.

Real-time materials synchronization

LiveSync in Lumion 8.3 now synchronizes your material assignments in SketchUp or Revit. But don’t rely on the CAD materials for amazing visual quality. You can instantly breathe life into the design by applying any of Lumion’s 1000+ high-definition materials in the Lumion editor. As you continue to develop the design, you can tweak the materials exactly to your liking and then save your material layouts for future rendering.

Live point-of-view synchronization

Rotate the view of your building in SketchUp, the point-of-view rotates in Lumion. Get that perfect viewing angle in Revit, keep the same angle in Lumion. In Lumion 8.3, LiveSync enables live point-of-view synchronization. Turn it on and immediately adopt the Revit or SketchUp camera perspective, making your work easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

Automatic model imports

When establishing the LiveSync connection, Lumion will automatically import your Revit or SketchUp model. Continue working on and modifying your project even after you turn off LiveSync, and easily save the file as an .LS8 for future rendering or development.

Revit tutorials:

Plugin available at the Lumion website & the Autodesk App Store:

External Revit Tutorial made by Chris Welton: Lumion LiveSync for Revit Tutorial

From the announcement:

Lumion 8.3 Press Release


See the building while you build it

The Netherlands - March 12, 2018 - Lumion 8.3 was released today as a free upgrade from Lumion 8.

At the core of the release is the new Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp and the improved LiveSync for

Lumion LiveSync lets architects and designers immediately set up a live, real-time visualization of
their SketchUp or Revit model in Lumion’s beautiful, lifelike environment. Instantly, they’ll see their
model in Lumion’s fully featured landscape with highly detailed materials, photorealistic lighting and
shadows, and objects from a massive content library.

Lumion 8.3 also enables faster 3D rendering workflows. As architects and designers continue to
develop and change their models in SketchUp and Revit, they can simultaneously prepare their
renders in Lumion and save their scene for future development or quick rendering.

The new LiveSync in Lumion 8.3 includes:
  • Point-of-view synchronization between SketchUp/Revit and Lumion
  • The ability to add and save Lumion’s beautiful materials to a LiveSync project
  • Real-time materials synchronization and visualization
  • Automatic model importing into Lumion (no need to separately import a model)

The LiveSync plugins for SketchUp and Revit are free for everyone and available on the Lumion
website or the Autodesk App Store.

More information:
Lumion 8.3 can be purchased via
Check out: for the new Lumion 8.3 features and media.
Hardware specifications / system requirements:

About Lumion : Lumion empowers architects to transform their CAD designs into strikingly
beautiful renders in seconds. Whether you model in SketchUp, Revit, 3ds Max, Rhino or many
others, Lumion instantly breathes life into your designs with realistic trees, stylish effects, and
thousands of objects and materials from our content library. No training required, and after just 15
minutes, you can learn to create jaw-dropping images, videos and 360 panoramas with lightning-fast

About ACT-3D B.V. : Founded in January 2001, Dutch development powerhouse Act-3D B.V.
creates user-friendly real-time 3D visualization software. Lumion, MyLumion, Act-3D, Hyperlight,
Pureglass, OmniShadow and Speedray Reflections are registered trademarks of Act-3D B.V. in The

Press Contact: For more information about this topic please contact Linda van Wijk. Email:

©2018 Act-3D B.V

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