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Lumion 8 Pro – Beginner

Learn how to done a proper Installation of Lumion 8, with system specification. 

From its breathtaking render quality to its easy-to-use interface that empowers architects to quickly make amazing images and videos, Lumion 8 is certainly a rendering force to be reckoned with.

System Requirements

Lumion requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory. Make sure you look at the requirements below before you buy or upgrade a computer for Lumion.

In this blog post we recommend some desktop and laptop computers that will guarantee a great Lumion experience.

NOTELumion and Lumion Pro require an internet connection.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Graphics card: Minimum 8,000 PassMark points, 6GB memory or more and compatible with DirectX 11 or later.
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: As high a GHz value as possible, ideally 4.0+ GHz. A lower GHz value may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the Nvidia GTX 1080 and Nvidia Titan X (Pascal). More CPU cores than 4 will not make a difference. CPUs such as the i7-4790K, the i7-6700K or the i7-7700K with 4.0+ GHz are good choices. Xeon CPUs with GHz values lower than 3.4 GHz are not recommended.
  • System memory: 16GB or more with as high a MHz value as possible.
  • Monitor resolution: 1920×1080 pixels or higher.
  • Hard drive: 20GB of disk space

Minimum System Requirements

  • Graphics card: Minimum 2,000 PassMark points, 2GB memory or more and compatible with DirectX 11 or later.
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10, 8.1, 7 Sp1 or Vista SP2
  • CPU: As high a GHz value as possible, ideally 3.0+ GHz. Less than 4.0 GHz may act as a bottleneck for fast graphics cards such as the GTX 1080 and Titan X (Pascal). More cores than 4 will not make a difference.
  • System memory: 8GB (for simple scenes) with as high a MHz value as possible.
  • Monitor resolution: Minimum 1600×1080 pixels.
  • Hard drive: 20GB of disk space

Will Lumion run on your laptop PC?

Lumion requires a PC with a fast NVIDIA or AMD graphics card with at least 2GB memory. If your laptop PC has a slow graphics card with less memory, or, if it only has an Intel HD graphics card, then your laptop PC is unsuitable for Lumion. The result will be graphics errors and driver crashes if you try to use Lumion.

Minimum graphics card requirements

  • DirectX 11 compatible.
  • Minimum 2,000 PassMark points.
  • Minimum 2GB dedicated graphics card memory.

Lumion support ‘remote desktop’ access?

No, Lumion does not officially support ‘remote desktop’ access, for example via Windows Remote Desktop, WMWare Fusion, VMWare VDI, Citrix/ZenApp, Teamviewer, Nvidia GRID, XenServer, XenDesktop etc.

There are currently no plans to add support for any of these applications.

Some ‘remote desktop’ applications such as TeamViewer might let you start the rendering procedure but navigating around scenes and moving objects etc won’t work as expected. Other ‘remote desktop’ applications such as Citrix and VMWare products will have trouble running Lumion.

Living Room Modeling with render setting

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