Next week’s a Planting Design challenge 💡

Normally 3D renderings can be challenging regarding the vegetation library available for garden designer’s and landscapers. To demonstrate that it’s possible with some tricks to have not only a sense of the vegetation you want to propose in your design but to recreate a more naturalistic imagery I decided to give myself a challenge! A…

How to Start 3D Modelling if you a Garden Designer!

So you want to start exploring the 3D world but don’t know where to start? This video is for you, it’s really important to don’t compromise your design ideas when you explore the 3D world of modelling and rendering, make sure you stay true to your design concept. If you need help regarding 3D modelling…

5 Suggestions to stay productive for Garden Designers

Working from home for some garden designers working freelance is already a reality. For others a challenge that needs to overcome. Adapting to new ways of working may be a challenge right now but at the same its an opportunity to improve and learn useful and productive skills that any other way you wouldn’t have…

Creating immersive presentations for your design ideas

Working remotely and having to present your design ideas to your client can be a challenge if you normally have a more tradicional working method. Programs like SketchUp, Lumion or Twinmotion can help you to create a more immersive experience to share with your clients without you having to be directly beside him for him…

Talking about plants inside Lumion PRO 10

In this video, I talk about plants inside Lumion, more specifically Lumion PRO 10, and why this is the main reason Lumion is such a great tool for garden designers and landscape architects. Check out our SketchUp Warehouse collections here: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/manage/bcb4be24-22d6-492b-88eb-95971f48886c?nav=collections&sortBy=createTime%20DESC, you can easily add plants to your Lumion library. Create and save planting combinations…

Build-Up from CAD file to SketchUp to Lumion

In this video, I’m sharing the build-up of my latest garden design project, from cad file imported into SketchUp to the transition to Lumion and in the end some renderings I’ve done as well with effects. I hope you enjoy it and get something out of this video, I really wanted to share a little…

How to create a plan view in Lumion 9.5?

Straight plan views are usually something you create using Lumion but it’s possible. And it’s a great way to illustrate your projects together with the use of transparency in larger shrubs and trees, check out my plan : There are a few different effects applied to this image, I normally like to lower the saturation…

TOP 5 Why 3D renderings are important!

Check out my video about TOP 5 Reasons you should improve your 3D renderings; 1st: Visualize from 2D to 3D 2nd: Textures, structures and colours of plants 3rd: Georeferencing, visualize sun and shadow 4th: Realistic materials 5th: Using real furniture These are the most important reasons why you should really invest in great 3D renderings,…

What type of plants you should add to your Lumion Pro library?

The 3D Warehouse from SketchUp has amazing plant models you can add to your import library inside Lumion Pro 9, and customize your own collections inside the library of imported models. I did this video to explain what type of plants I think you should add to Lumion and why especially you if thinking of…

With or without Real Skies?!?

Lumion 9 PRO keeps surprising me, especially the 3D grass (check out my video here) and the Real Skies effect. It changes the ambience of the rendering, the light in the textures it’s really an amazing improvement. Check out the two images below: It’a one of does things that until you use it you really…

Trying out Sky Light 2 effect

In this video, I try out the NEW Sky Light 2 Effect in version 9 of Lumion that went live yesterday, 5th of November. Check out the images below, on the left is with the Sky Light 2 effect on and the column on the right that effect is off. Learn to create a great…

SkecthUp and the 3D Warehouse for garden designers

SketchUp is an amazing tool for garden designers and landscape architects. Check out our 3D Warehouse collections, https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/by/gardendesigntools?nav=collections, there are some great models for garden designers to use, I will keep updating it.   The online course SketchUp Basics for Garden Designers is available for €125,00, check out the curriculum here: https://gardendesigntools.thinkific.com/courses/sketchup-basics-for-garden-designers