Dear Lumion Users,
The 5th of June 2018.
We are very pleased to let you know that version 8.5 of Lumion
and Lumion Pro
has been released.
We would like to thank all of you for your support, feedback, error reports and patience since Lumion 8.3
was released in March 2018.
We hope this new version will save you even more time, make work easier and more fun and above all, help you deliver more projects and get new customers!
Best regards from all of us at Act-3D!WHAT'S NEW?
You asked, we listened. Lumion 8.5
includes a brand new version of Lumion LiveSync
for ArchiCAD 21, adding to Lumion LiveSync
for Revit and Lumion LiveSync
With the new Lumion LiveSync
for ArchiCAD 21, you can immediately set up a real-time visualization of your ArchiCAD model in Lumion
- Real-time updates in Lumion when you change models and materials in ArchiCAD 21.
- Add Lumion materials to your LiveSync model in Lumion.
- Perspective camera synchronization between ArchiCAD 21 and Lumion.
Improved versions of Lumion LiveSync
for SketchUp and Lumion LiveSync
for Revit have also been released.
There is more information on the What's New page
. The full list of changes is available in the post below.DOWNLOADING LUMION 8.5Lumion 8.5
is a free update for Lumion 8 users or 8.3 users. If you already have a Lumion 8 license, then you don’t need to upgrade your license. For upgrades from Lumion 7 or previous versions, visit the 'Upgrade' page
Simply look for the ‘Getting Started with Lumion 8.5’ email in your inbox to download Lumion 8.5.
Please click on the link below if you cannot find the email:Knowledge Base: How do you get the email with the Lumion download link?INSTALLING LUMION 8.5
INSTALLING LUMION LIVESYNC FOR ARCHICAD, REVIT AND SKETCHUP
- If you are migrating from a version prior to version 8.x, do not uninstall that version until you have transferred your scenes and models (see below).
- Lumion 8.5 is a complete installation. It is not a patch for older versions of Lumion.
- Do not install Lumion 8.5 in the same folder as an older version of Lumion.
Lumion LiveSync for ArchiCAD 21, SketchUp 2017-2018 and Revit 2015-2019 are free for everyone with Lumion 8.5.
Please follow the instructions in this topic to install the plug-ins:Knowledge Base: How do you install the Lumion plug-in for ArchiCAD?Knowledge Base: How do you install the Lumion plug-in for Revit?Knowledge Base: How do you install the Lumion plug-in for SketchUp?TRANSFERRING PROJECTS FROM LUMION 5, 6 & 7 TO LUMION 8.51)
Please copy the Library
folders from Documents\Lumion (VERSION)
to Documents\Lumion 8.0
to make it possible to use your imported models in version 8.5.2)
To keep your Favourites
from the Imported Model Library
and Lumion Library
, copy the file "settings7.ini" from Documents\Lumion 7.0
, rename it to "settings8.ini", and then place it in Documents\Lumion 8.0
To open a scene from Lumion 5, 6 and 7, you will have to save the scene as an LS file via the Save Scene and Models
tab in the older version of Lumion. Then load the LS scene file in Lumion 8.3.
Note that if you are using Lumion
(Standard) 5.7.2 or older and you have upgraded your license to version 8, you will be able to save an LS scene file, just like in newer versions.LUMION VIEWERLumion 8.5 Viewer
is not available. However, you can open .LS8 scenes files from Lumion 8.5 Pro
in Lumion 8.3 Viewer
. Please see our Knowledge Base article
for further details and how to get the Lumion Viewer: Download Lumion Viewer