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20 Beginner Tips for Architects Using Lumion Pro 9

Over the past 5 years, I’ve been eager to test and use Lumion to render all my architecture projects. I finally got my opportunity to test the latest Lumion Pro 9.5 and use the software for the first time. With less than 2 months of experience with the software, I’ve been able to get beautiful renders, both still images and video, in a fraction of the time than other rendering engines I’ve used in the past! Here are 20 beginner tips for architects using Lumion Pro 9.5 that I’ve put together based on my experience with the software.

Completing the High End Residence Project

Over the past week, I’ve been working hard to finish up project 17x30 the High End Residence project in Buffalo, NY. By focusing at least two hours every day, I was able to take the project from the point of final design to final graphics and complete the project! It’s been a week full of long nights and many moments of wanting to stop and take a break, but I made it through to the end and I can start focusing on my next project! Here’s how the project came together.

Finalizing the Timber Residential Skyscraper Design Renders

After a month and a half of designing the Timber Residential Skyscraper, I’m excited to say that I’ve completed the project ahead of the deadline! Over the past week, I focused on developing the final renderings for the project, which took the most time because I had to set perspectives, materials, and Photoshop each one. Here are the final renderings for the Timber Residential Skyscraper.

Finalizing the Timber Residential Skyscraper Design

This week’s focus was on finalizing the design of the Timber Residential Skyscraper project, which meant figuring out the form and potential programs of the ground floor and first floor of the building. Once these design tasks were complete, I switched my focus to the outdoor space on the second floor of the building, which would be privately used by the residents. Check out how the final design for the Timber Residential Skyscraper came together in this week's post.

Finalizing the Sky Mausoleum Project

After two months of working on the Sky Mausoleum project, I’ve completed the design and proposal ahead of schedule! From last week to now, I’ve taken these renderings and post processed them in Photoshop. I also asked a good friend of mine if he could visit the site and take some photographs for a street view rendering. Here are the final renderings for the project and what’s next on my 30x30 list.

Initial Renderings for Sky Mausoleum

Over the past week, I’ve been finalizing the material palette and setting perspectives for the final renderings of the Sky Mausoleum project. Similar to last week, I didn’t have a lot of time to focus on the project, but I made sure that I focused for an hour a day on bringing the Revit model to its final conceptual stage. After testing several material options for the building, I’ve finally made a decision on all of the materials. Here are a handful of the initial renderings of Sky Mausoleum.

Setting Materials for Sky Mausoleum

Although this week has been busy with lots of work at the architecture firm, I found a little bit of time every evening to continue developing the interior design of Sky Mausoleum. As I mentioned last week, my goal was to design seating along the walls in every mausoleum, adjust light fixtures, design the stone container for holding the ashes of loved ones, and setting materials. Here’s how far the interior design has come since last week.

Interior Design Progress of Sky Mausoleum

For the past week, I’ve been focusing on the interior layout of Sky Mausoleum, the reflected ceiling plan, and setting preliminary materials to prepare the Revit model for rendering. The interior layout has gone through several iterations and I’m proceeding with a design option that has curved interior walls and ceiling. Here’s a quick update on my design progress with Sky Mausoleum.

Micro Housing China Initial Renders

With my bathroom renovation complete, I made some extra time at night to focus on project 12x30 Micro Housing China. Picking up from where I left off on the project, the overall design of the project is complete and all that’s left is finalizing a project site in China and developing graphics. So this week, my focus was to find an ideal location for the Micro Housing China project and develop renderings using photographs and/or street view images. Here is the final location for the project and some of the initial renderings!

Field of Light Final Submission

During the beginning of March 2017, I received an email from the host of the Amsterdam Light Festival competition notifying me that I made it to the second round! Out of over 800 entries from more than 50 countries around the world, only 100 participants were selected to move to the final round. This round will result in a selection of 30 winners who will build their light art installation in Amsterdam, NL. Here’s the final submission that my friend, David Heaton, and I developed together.