Lumion 11 comes with simple, practical tools to add mood and feeling to your design, from a bright sunny day to a dark and foreboding rainstorm.

In order to evoke feelings and heighten intrigue, mood is crucial when describing your architectural design. It not only establishes a certain time and location for your project, but it may also strengthen the mood your design creates by illuminating the relationship between its form and purpose.

Even if the design of your facility doesn’t change, a tiny alteration in the environment might have a big impact on how your audience feels about your project. You could even say that it has the power to alter the structure of the building in unanticipated, unforeseen ways.

Maybe it’s the time of day or the illumination. Sometimes it’s the cheery bright skies or the sinister fog blanketing the horizon. This blog post will discuss several, simple-to-assemble combinations of picture and video effects in Lumion that can be used to portray particular weather conditions.

Setting the mood for the GFF House:

In a prime location where the convenience of the city meets the pure air of the countryside, a newly constructed, flat-topped residential home with elaborate wood panelling can be seen at the outskirts of the community. The “GFF House,” an architectural creation by Lumion user Gui Felix uploaded on the Lumion Community, is placed in this environment.

The GFF House was modelled in SketchUp and has a straightforward design to allow for expansive views of the sky and a more natural-looking background with trees, plants, rocks, and more.

Setting the mood for the GFF House:

SketchUp residential home design:

When we were happy with the model, we imported it into best Lumion 12 laptop with the help of the real-time rendering plugin Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp and started creating the context.

SketchUp residential home design:

We included fine-detail trees from the fine-detail nature category, such as Canadian Poplar Trees, Maidenhair Trees, and European Olive Trees, in Lumion 11’s Build Mode. With the aid of the Materials library, where you can find 1,250 materials that you can edit with displacement, weathering, colour, foliage, and more, we also brought the grass, wood, glass, and stone materials to life.

 

Making a liberating summer day

The first feeling we hoped this structure would evoke was one of openness, similar to a summer day when there are countless options. Practically speaking, this meant having a bright, vivacious atmosphere that pervaded the plants, grasses, and birds as well as a clear, blue sky.

Sunny Day Residential Home Rendering

We used the Realistic Style to create our baseline effects stack (in fact, each render in this blog features a variation of the Realistic Style). This required raising the Exposure and Sharpen effects as well as employing the Color Correction effect to saturate the blues and greens. Bright, clear colours were also essential to this notion.

Creating a comfortable thunderstorm

In general, renders are really uplifting. They draw attention to the best features of a building’s architecture and arouse ideas of possibility in customers and the general public. of what might be So why would you use a dark, foreboding thunderstorm to display your design?

Creating a comfortable thunderstorm.

Thunderstorms are excellent for conveying your building’s interior’s potential for comfort and cosiness in addition to their engaging look. To achieve this properly, though, you must reduce the environmental lighting while making sure your interior lighting maintains its cosy, inviting glow.

Pro tip:

To make the storm appear more realistic, utilise the Precipitation effect and Lumion 12’s rain streaks effect on your glass surfaces.

Rendering a crisp, refreshing morning:

In terms of architecture, a home is much more than just a place to sleep at night; it serves as the starting point for your day and your life, having an impact on your health and productivity when you enter the outside world. This is why you would wish to render your design on a clear, cool morning with gentle environmental illumination and a smooth, unobtrusive colour scheme.

In terms of architecture, a home is much more than just a place to sleep at night; it serves as the starting point for your day and your life, having an impact on your health and productivity when you enter the outside world. This is why you would wish to render your design on a clear, cool morning with gentle environmental illumination and a smooth, unobtrusive colour scheme.

Rendering a crisp, refreshing morning:

However, the Color Correction effect along with Chromatic Aberrations, a reduced sun shadow range (in the Shadow effect), and a morning Real Sky played a significant role in the coloration of the sky and the overall mood. These adjustments helped balance the colour and create consistency throughout the image.

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