Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th



Lumion 6.5 contains an updated engine. It is now based on DirectX 11. As a result, the engine works better with Windows 8 and 10. For Windows 10 users, it also gives access to extra graphics card memory (the previous maximum was 4GB) so that larger scenes are possible. The engine update provides a platform with greater opportunities for future development.

Please read below about the changed minimum system requirements.

Transparent Trees and objects
Very often foliage and objects are an essential part of bringing your design to life, but it’s really important that the foliage doesn’t get in the way of your design! That’s why you can now make your trees and plants less imposing by dialing up their transparency to the level you think fits the story you want to tell.

User interface improvements
Adding a new material to a model with a lot of textured materials is now faster.

Panorama Mode
Lumion now has a dedicated Panorama mode in addition to the existing Photo and Video modes.

In Panorama mode, you can choose to share your panoramas online using MyLumion or you can render a VR output, which can be viewed with your VR headset. Alongside 360 Panoramas for Samsung GearVR and Oculus Rift, it is now also possible to render outputs for other VR devices.

News & Learning available within Lumion
Version 6.5 comes with a stream of tips, tricks and news items aimed at helping you get slicker at using Lumion. These are available via the start screen every time you start up Lumion. The stream will refer to external media such as Vimeo, Blogs and YouTube.

Copy Selection Vertically
Copy-paste your settings. For example copy the setting for all floors when making a multi storey building.

With Lumion 6.5 the system requirements have changed from Windows 7, to Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 and from Vista to Vista with Service Pack 2. The minimum system memory goes up from 4GB to 8 GB.

Lumion 6.5 is compatible with Graphics cards that support DirectX 11

Jeremy Peters


Jeremy is a BIM Consultant who has worked with all parties to the AEC industry for the past 7 years. He brings particular expertise in Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Navisworks to his role. He has a keen interest in how this new technology is fundamentally changing the way in which the AEC industry works together at every stage of a project.

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