Mediterranean Planting challenge inside Lumion PRO 10

In this video, I gave myself a challenge, inspired by the work of Olivier Filippi in dry gardens and Mediterranean gardens. I wanted to recreate that atmosphere inside Lumion PRO 10 even knowing that I didn’t have a lot of the plant material available in the Lumion library. Check out the rendering images at the…

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…

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…

Lumion PRO 10 Demo from a SketchUp model

Last week I’ve chosen the Lumion Demo winner, the landscape architect Sara Peternel from @sara.peternel_landscapedesign. So this is her SketchUp model that I transformed using Lumion Pro 10 tools. My objective with this small demo it’s to really show what Lumion can do specially for gardens. The vegetation possibilities together with the light specs in…

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…

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…

Lumion PRO 9 online course is live

The online course Rendering your Clients Dream Garden is Live and now completely updated for Lumion Pro 9. 8 lessons were added to the course and I think you really going to create amazing renderings for your projects using my tips for Lumion Pro 9 specially created for garden designers and landscape architects. There are…

Using renderings to create a lifestyle dream

Renderings are not only a way to show your ideas and project proposals, the images can project different lifestyle aspirations that you getter for the informal conversations you have with your client. When working with private clients, being a garden designer or landscape architect, the every day living of the garden needs to be throughly…

You can’t build in Lumion!

Lumion is an amazing program, but you can’t build inside Lumion, you can add, import, modify textures and materials but you can’t build. That’s why you always need programs like SketchUp or Revit to build your projects. This video was in response to a question made to me by email from Mandy. I hope it…

Adding brand features to your garden design project

One of the amazing advantages of creating great renderings using tools like Sketchup and Lumion is the possibility of using real-world elements in your projects, to make them more realistic in the final images and more suggestive to your client. Give your clients a real sense of features you suggest like using real pergola structures…

What pc or laptop do I need to use Lumion

A program like Lumion needs a great graphics card with at least 2gb of memory. Think of a pc or laptop a gamer would need and that’s what you need for this software. I’m going to link to Lumion support page that as all the specifications but my advice for a pc is if you…

How is VR, virtual reality, going to impact your project?

So what is VR?🤔 “Virtual reality (VR) is an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within a simulated environment, that incorporates mainly auditory and visual, but also other types of sensory feedback like haptic. This immersive environment can be similar to the real world or it can be fantastical, creating an experience that is not possible in ordinary physical reality. “Wikipedia Yes,…

How do I organize my projects, step-by-step.

So this is my actual project step-by-step in a project, I just wanted to share this to clarify that renderings do not substitute any step. They had an important step; this is an essential element that, together with the storytelling of your design is going to sell your project to your client. So let me…