September 13, 2011, 03:41:23 pm
Hello, I'd like to share some shots of a Highschool design. I work in a architecture office in Antwerp and this is my first project rendered with Lumion. I used to get my renders from Artlantis which can provide good images but i decided this time to try Lumion.
Conclusion: AMAZING SOFTWARE !!!
I think I'm gonna drop Artlantis for a while and practice Lumion, I'll also try to negociate with my boss to get the Ultimate Version
Sketchup modeling : 2 days
Lumion setup: 6 hours
Photoshop post processing: 15 minutes per image
I'm completely in the same situation as you, finally I meet my collegue!
I work in a architect office in Ostend, Belgium
and have the same issues as you have,
we also design large buildings, interior and exterior renders are part of my job.
We design everything in Autocad, then model it in Sketchup and then render in Artlantis 64bit. At first I was verry happy about Artlantis (fast rendertimes and livepreview, compared to Vray, podium, etc..) but the realism, workflow and too many bugs started annoying me. Also the softwarecompany Abvent is very lazy in updates, so I decided to look a bit further and then
! Lumion lighted up my world !
It is a real joy to work with and everybody around me is very pleased with the realism (especially, terrain, water, fire, etc..)! I also think I will drop Artlantis when Lumion has the same scene options (parallel views,cuttroughs,scene map overview,batch render,..) , they deserve it, they can't compete anymore with this in speed.
In attachment a simple render in artlantis (added some lights) compared with a simple render in Lumion, I like the realism of Lumion more..
Keep up the good work and stay in touch !