Act-3D, the makers of Quest3D and the latest real-time 3d visualization tool for architects – Lumion, launched a competition with $10,000 cash award up for grabs to the winner. This announcement follows the release of Lumion service pack 2, that introduced among the many bug fixes and new features, a new pricing policy corresponding to 3 variants of the application – Free, Basic & Ultimate. The free version will allow anyone to take part in the competition with a chance to win, aside of the cash prize, a Lumion 2.0 Ultimate license too.
I am personally very excited about Lumion and started to test it as well as distributing the application via Polytown. While it is not the “fire and forget” type of solution as LumenRT, it is much more capable and offers a complete 3d real-time authoring solution. The only drawback I see so far is the fact you can only showcase the work by saving it into a movie – No real-time standalone player that will allow to send your file away to a client for example, or explore the scene without the editor application itself (and needing a license for doing so).
Lumion Service Pack 2
Watch the movie below to get a glimpse of what the latest update can offer you.
Lumion Free Version
Go ahead and and signup to gain access to download the free version and start to play with it. You will be able to use it for making the competition entry and you have until November 1st 2011 to do that
Lumion Competition 2011
Visit the competition page for the complete description about how to take part and the various rules you need to meet.
More Lumion SP2 Examples
Depth of Field
Amazing Waterfall Scene
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Lumion is a real-time 3D visualization tool for making movies and still shots of architecture, planning and design. It is also possible to give live demonstrations.
Lumion comes in two editions – Basic and Ultimate. You can check all the capabilities of both editions. For a full comparison, click here.