New Physically-Based Materials
Excellent materials are vital when you need to create convincing visualizations. The Lumion material library has been extended and vastly improved.
123 new materials have been added to Lumion 5, taking the total to well over 648 available materials. But not only this. All the materials in the library have undergone a conversion process and are now all ‘physically-based’ which means the materials look better and more realistic than ever before. Physically Based Rendering (PBR) is a method for calculating how light reacts to a surface and is based on the physics of the interaction between light and a surface. The result is a more realistic looking material.
There are several completely new categories of material, namely plastic, leather and stone. All of the previously existing material categories (20 of them) have many extra materials available. These new physically-based materials, combined with the new, more intuitive, materials interface is a great leap forward, enabling users to find exactly the textures that they are looking for, simply and quickly.
New Materials Interface
Optimizing materials can often be time-consuming and difficult. To maintain the highest standards regarding usability, Lumion 5 has an entirely revamped materials interface. This reduces the time and work needed to get your materials looking just how you want them. The new materials interface follows Lumion's PureGlass® user interface approach, which is designed to make complicated technology easy to use. You will find remarkably few icons on your screen at any one moment, providing you with a satisfying and intuitive experience.