Lucid Arch Dreams by Benoit Dereau

Seeing the Lucid Arch website for the first time it immediately captured my attention. This was prior to “The Vineyard” as I was making final prep for the challenge and I contacted Benoit Dereau, the creator, to learm more about it at that time. Benoit is a 3D Generalist who accumulated skills in architectural visualization and level-design for video games production. In the last couple of years he combines his CG knowledge to produce architectural visualisation scenes through real-time engines and today he showcases Lucid Arch Dreams here. Enjoy!

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If you love something, set it free! UE4 is now FREE

GDC 2015 is here and Epic Games kickstarts with great news – Unreal Engine 4 is now available to everyone for free, and all future updates will be free. How cool is that! If you have paid for a subscription on or after January 30th like myself, you will receive a pro-rated refund for your latest month’s payment after March 12th. You’ll continue to receive all future updates for free.

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Lumion 2 Released

Lumion 2 was officially released today, after being available for current clients starting a few days ago, as the development team made big efforts to deliver the new version before Christmas. Lumion 2 brings new features to the quick & easy real-time 3d visualization package… most notably, a new lighting system with an IES preset library, a new sky rendering system supporting night-time and new cloud types, a revamped user interface, better animation control and much more.

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Lumion 2011 Competition Winners

The results of the 2011 Lumion Competition were announced today, an boy what amazing things can be done with this tool! It really makes me rethink the way I work today, and I have a lot to learn about it (and look forward too). I think the movie that came out in third place is the best among them all… maybe it’s the strong architectural design that fits my taste so precisely.

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Lumion Competition 2011 - 3D Real Time Movie

Lumion Real-Time 3D Competition / Win $10,000 Cash

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.

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