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Lumion Training | The Complete Guide to Lumion & SketchUp

A course by Adam Morgan, Architectural Director at Studio RBA.
Learn to create amazing visuals in no time! Lumion is one of the market leaders in the real-time rendering space and it’s ability to render images quickly allows us architects to test our designs almost instantly. This course won’t just teach you how to do things quickly, it’ll show you how to create finished images and animations for commercial clients.

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Approx. 4 hrs


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About this course

In the realm of architectural visualization, speed and quality are paramount. Lumion is a beacon in this space, recognized for its prowess in real-time rendering. The world of architecture and design demands tools that not only offer precision but also speed. And Lumion, with its ability to generate breathtaking visuals in the blink of an eye, enables architects to swiftly iterate and evaluate their designs. ArchAdemia is proud to introduce its Lumion Training program, a comprehensive guide crafted meticulously for both the neophyte and the seasoned professional.

As architects, our responsibility doesn’t just lie in conceptualizing remarkable designs. It extends to presenting these concepts in a manner that’s both visually compelling and commercially viable. And with clients seeking rapid results without compromising on quality, Lumion emerges as the go-to solution. But how do you harness its full potential? ArchAdemia’s Lumion Training stands as your answer.

Ever been in the throes of a design conundrum and pondered, “Where can I find an Online Lumion course?” or “Is there quality Lumion Training accessible near me?” With ArchAdemia, these questions find their resolution. Our training program is not merely an introduction to Lumion’s functionalities. It’s an immersive experience, taking you through the depths of the software, and unlocking the secrets to crafting stunning images and animations apt for commercial clientele.

Our Lumion training course is detailed, insightful, and exhaustive. The array of Lumion training videos, available on our YouTube channel, encapsulates every facet of the software. Watch, learn, and replicate as our experts guide you through the nuances of Lumion, ensuring that you can visualize and render with unmatched flair.

For the enthusiasts eager to dabble in Lumion before diving deep, ArchAdemia’s YouTube channel offers a Free Lumion course. A taste of what’s to come, this course showcases our commitment to quality education and paves the way for the advanced modules in our premium course.

Completion of ArchAdemia’s Lumion Training doesn’t just add a skill to your repertoire – it marks your transition from a casual renderer to a visualization maestro. Our Lumion course certificate stands as a testament to this transformation, symbolizing your expertise and readiness to cater to high-end commercial clients.

In conclusion, in the fast-paced world of architectural design and visualization, Lumion stands as an irreplaceable ally. With ArchAdemia’s Lumion Training, the complex becomes intuitive, and the time-consuming becomes instantaneous. Join us on this enlightening journey and let ArchAdemia be your guiding light to Lumion mastery.

To access Lumion to get started with our architecture tutorials please use the following link;

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Lesson 1 – Introduction & Setup (29:15). This lesson gets you started with modelling the iconic SR Crown building using SketchUp.

Lesson 2 – Exterior & Site Modelling (28:40). We finish the exterior modelling & build a site for the model to sit on, ready for render.

Lesson 3 – Lumion Setup & Exterior Shots (32:50). Here we dive into Lumion ready to texture, light & populate the scene. We finish with a nice exterior render.

Lesson 4 – Exterior Details (44:56). After the initial exterior render is produced we jump back into the model to add detail & then refine the textures for a more refined shot.

Lesson 5 – Interior Setup (56:32). This lesson sets up the interior for rendering with additional modelling & adding assets. The lesson finishes with an initial interior render.

Lesson 6 – Interior Details (34:03). In this video we develop the interior detailing & populate the desk tops to improve image realism, finishing with a more refined interior shot.

Lesson 7 – Finishing Touches (22:06). Before we fire off our final renders we add some finishing touches, tackle any bugs we’ve spotted & explore the scene for a range of views to render.

Lesson 8 – Final Views & Settings (27:28). This lesson finishes off the rendering process by exploring a range of render presets to produce different styles of image.

Lesson 9 – Post Production (13:40). Using the previous lesson’s render we drop it in to Adobe Photoshop & develop the image using the Camera Raw filter & other tools.

Lesson 10 – Introduction to Animations (15:50). The final lesson of the course goes into how to produce animations, animate objects & render videos so you can create short films for your project.

The project you'll be working on.

SR Crown Building by Mies van der Rohe

It’s not just about the software, but also taking you on a journey through an iconic piece of architecture. That’s what makes ArchAdemia unique to other course providers.

“It was important to Mies that the buildings kept a modern style during the development of the campus, and maintained this look for the future. By confining himself to contemporary materials, glass and steel, he was able to craft the expression of modernity. This is especially noted in the S.R. Crown Hall, which is the College of Architecture and the most admired building of the collection. Designed in 1956, Crown Hall is a straightforward expression of construction and materiality. The building has an open plan that does not have the disruption of columns, once again creating “universal space.” The only partitions in the building are free-standing oak partitions that mark different spaces for different activities. With a ceiling height of 18 feet and a massive floor area of 120′ by 220′, the architecture school contains perfect studio spaces that allow creative interaction among users. A timeless artistic expression of steel and glass, Crown Hall is now a National Historic Landmark.”

Meet your tutor - Adam Morgan | Architectural Director | Studio RBA

Hi, I’m Adam. I am the founder and director of Studio RBA, a team of 8 architects and CGI artists in the city centre of Liverpool, UK. The office is experienced in a wide range of building types and procurement routes, successfully winning projects with contract values of up to £80 million. We work for a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients across the country. I have always had a passion for teaching aspiring and young architects. I offer support to emerging young architects through the RIBA mentoring programme and am also a visiting architectural critic and tutor for Liverpool John Moores University.

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We’re the only architectural educator that teaches all aspects of what an architect goes through each day, through architecture courses, one-off lessons, podcasts and mentoring. We have to know and deal with a lot; concept design, technical design, graphics, construction, dealing with clients & consultants etc. Our platform gives insight into all of these areas and more through a range of mediums such as; online classes, one-to-one coaching, podcasts and downloadable resources.

We have two forms of membership, monthly and annual. Both can be cancelled at any time with no contractual obligations. Both include all course content that exists today and any future instalments, access to our community forum and monthly bonuses. Annual members benefit from two extra perks; the ability to contact us directly anytime to help with day to day issues, often resulting in a video call support session, and free access to all downloadable resources (currently worth £300 total).

Monthly memberships are £15 per month and our annual membership is £79 paid per year. Head over to our pricing page to find out exactly what’s included with each. FYI – both memberships auto-renew.

Our teaching style is relaxed and specific to the needs of an architect or similar construction industry designer. All of our premium courses are centred around an iconic piece of architecture, which provides a dual benefit of learning the software and diving deeper into exceptional pieces of design.
You can watch your lessons on a desktop, maybe with a split screen or you can consume our content via mobile utilising two options. The first option is simply viewing our mobile optimised website, where the second is to download the Kajabi app and use the credentials you made with us to login and view your lessons anytime and anywhere!
Joining us is easy, simply scroll to the top of our home page and start by hitting the button in the top banner. We also have a handful of other buttons positioned around our site. Head over to the pricing page to find a detailed breakdown of what’s included.

Once you’ve created your account you’ll be taken to the members area. There, you have easy access to your account information, where you’ll receive instructions on how to cancel if you wish to do so.

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