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Lumion 3D Best Practices by Ciro Cardoso

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Working with materials in Lumion – three options

You probably noticed in Chapter 3, Creating an InteriorScene with Lumion, we mentioned that there are three options to work with materials in Lumion:

  • Using Lumion's materials
  • Using the imported materials that you can create on your favorite modeling application
  • Creating materials using Lumion's Standard material

Let's have a look at each one of these options and see how they can help you and when they best suit your project.

Using Lumion's materials

The first option is obvious; you are using Lumion and it makes sense using Lumion's materials, but you may feel constrained by what is available at Lumion's material library. However, instead of thinking, "I only have 600 materials and I cannot find what ...

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