December 10, 2012, 06:46:17 pm
I would like to know if anybody could advise me, is lumion 3.0 a good investement(becouse for 3000 it doesnt come cheap), and does it deliver good quality interiors?
Hi Daniel and welcome to the Lumion forum!
Since your focus is on animations, it's only going to be a good investment if you also invest in a modern graphics card. This will greatly reduce the render times.
There's more information here:http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/how-to-reduce-render-times-in-lumion/
As i said i just would like to hear a sincere opinion about lumion 3, becouse i couldnt find a trial version of it
Indeed, Lumion Free 3
will be available later.
Whether it will make sense for you to buy Lumion depends on what quality your clients expect, and whether they appreciate the difference between a V-Ray rendering and a Lumion rendering.
Fast renderings come at a price, i.e. slightly less realistic lighting and material effects, but you have to factor in the time it takes to prepare a scene as well. In Lumion, you can literally prepare a full scene including entourage models, camera editing, and sound & movie effects in an afternoon.
The reason is that a lot of the stuff you need in architectural visualisations is already included in Lumion, so you don't need a bunch of external plug-ins or MaxScripts and there's no need to buy extra model and material packs as in 3DS Max and other 3D applications.
If you have enough talent and imagination, like Aaron, one of our power users (who also makes fantastic trees for Lumion), there's nothing that stops you from making Lumion renderings look much more high-end than what you see in our Gallery
You get what you put in really - in the right hands, Lumion can knock your socks off