Hi Rich C.
Many thanks for your interest in Lumion and contact.
1. Our web site: What's New:
Lumion 6.3 now renders 360 panoramas for the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
LUMION 6.3: RELEASE NOTESOCULUS RIFT HEADSET
- Oculus Rift support: New "Generate VR Panorama" function for creating static 360 degree immersive panoramas
- Requirements: Oculus â€œDevelopment Kit 2â€ (DK2) headset with Oculus SDK 0.8.0.0 Beta (or newer).
- Oculus â€œConsumer versionâ€ (CV1) headset will be supported in a future update.
- Samsung GearVR support: New "Generate VR Panorama" function for creating static 360 degree immersive panoramas.
- Requirements: GearVR â€œSecond Innovator Editionâ€ or â€œConsumer Editionâ€ headset.
- The â€œConsumer Editionâ€ headset is compatible with Galaxy S7 | S7 edge, Note5, S6 and S6 edge.
- Click here to see how to transfer GearVR renderings from Lumion to your Samsung phone.
- New LumionVR application for viewing static 360 degree panoramas on Oculus Rift DK2 headsets.
- It is now possible to assign certain Movie effects to MyLumion and VR panoramas.
If you select LumionVR as the output format, you'll get a stereoscopic "cubemap" file that can be loaded in the new LumionVR application. The LVR format exclusively supports the Oculus Rift headset. It consists of 6 sides of a cube (1 set for each eye) that are lined up horizontally on a 18,432 x 1,536 pixel JPG image. In the LumionVR app, the 6 sides of the cube are assembled (1 cube for each eye) and that's what constitutes the 360 degree panorama image.SAMSUNG GEARVR HEADSET
If you select GearVR as the output format instead of LumionVR format, you'll get a stereoscopic "cubemap" file in JPG format for Samsung GearVR headsets. It also consists of 6 sides of a cube (1 set for each eye) that are lined up horizontally on a 18,432 x 1,536 pixel JPG image.
In the 360 Photos app for Samsung GearVR, the 6 sides of the cube are assembled (1 cube for each eye) and that's what constitutes the 360 degree panorama image.GOOGLE CARDBOARD "HEADSET"
There is no Google Cardboard output format in Lumion 6.3.
At Act-3D, we have only tested Oculus Rift and Samsung GearVR headsets, so we can't claim that any other applications are supported. However, we are aware of users that have successfully used the GearVR images with other VR tools; refer further below.
Lumion 6.3 can export static 360 degree panoramas to Samsung GearVR and to Oculus Rift (via the new LumionVR application). There is no support for real-time Lumion walkthroughs on VR devices.
Providing static panoramas offers architects the ability to deliver VR to the widest customer base possible. This is due to important boundaries to which other forms of VR realtime walkthrough/interactives can be restricted. Mainly end-users need to have PC's capable of at least meeting the minimum specifications for Oculus, which are high. Lumion architectural scenes can be very demanding. So it would not be appropriate to have VR delivered, where the client experience falls well short of expectations due to aspects such as low frame rate, latency and motion sickness.There are (at least) 4 ways to use the new VR output functionality in Lumion 6.3:1)
Render a stereoscopic LVR
file and view the panorama on an Oculus Rift
headset in the new LumionVR
application which is included in Lumion 6.3.2)
Render a stereoscopic GearVR
JPG file and view the panorama on a Samsung phone that's being used as the screen for a Samsung GearVR
Render a stereoscopic GearVR
JPG file and use 3rd party software (for example IrisVR) to generate a 3D (stereoscopic) panorama for Google Cardboard
(Please see this post
for more details).4)
Render a stereoscopic or non-stereoscopic JPG GearVR file and use 3rd party software (for example InsiteVR) to generate a 2D or 3D (stereoscopic) panorama for internet browsers, phones and Samsung GearVR (
to see a tutorial video for the Lumion-to-InsiteVR procedure).
In addition to the VR formats for VR headsets, there is MyLumion
(beta) which creates 360 panoramic views for web and smartphone delivery.
You are welcome to request a Trial version of Lumion. Refer our Knowledge Base Article
: Trial or Demo Versions of Lumion
Please feel free to ask any other more specific questions if not covered in the above.
You are welcome to also contact and talk to our USA Sales Office, and speak to Lourenco: refer Contact Information