Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp
Real-time, photorealistic rendering of your SketchUp model.
Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp

Model your SketchUp design in a beautiful environment that’s so realistic, it’s like you’re pushing and pulling real-life buildings into shape.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp also includes:

- Camera synchronization between SketchUp and Lumion
- The ability to add and save Lumion’s beautiful materials to your LiveSync project
- Real-time materials synchronization and visualization
- Automatic model importing into Lumion (no need to separately import a model)

Lumion 8.3 is a free update for Lumion 8 users. The LiveSync plugins for SketchUp and Revit are free for everyone.

Reviews

Does not work, I have full copy of Lumion 8.3, Sketchup tells me I need to download the latest Lumion.

This is using all Sketchup.

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Tomas, just for future reference, this is for reviews of the plug-in.

To get technical support, please visit the Lumion Support Center. :)
https://forum.lumion.com

If you are running SketchUp 2017 or 2018 and the plug-in cannot find Lumion 8.3, it is usually because the installation folder name or location has changed after you installed Lumion.

1) To check if that's the case, please type 'regedit' in the Windows search field in the lower left corner and press Enter.

2) In the 'Registry Editor' window, please press CTRL + F, type 'Lumion 8.3_is1' without the quotation marks and press Enter.

3) After a while, it should display the following entry:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lumion 8.3_is1

4) If the 'Lumion 8.3_is1' entry is not there, it means that you should re-install Lumion 8.3.

5) If the 'Lumion 8.3_is1' entry is there, please click on it and verify that the path is correct in "Inno Setup: App Path", "QuietUninstallString" and "UninstallString".

6) If one or more are incorrect, please double-click on them to correct them.

7) Then quit and restart SketchUp 2017/2018 and Lumion 8.3.

If the steps above do not resolve the problem, please request support at the Lumion Support Center:
https://forum.lumion.com

Thanks in advance.

Oscar G's picture

Hi, can this plugin be used in the sketchup version 2016 und Lumion version 6.0?

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Oscar, thanks for your interest in our new 'Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp' plug-in. :)

The plug-in works with SketchUp Make/Pro 2017 & SketchUp Pro 2018 and the latest version of Lumion, i.e. Lumion 8.3.

You can request a trial version of Lumion 8.3 Pro by following these instructions:
https://forum.lumion.com/index.php?action=kb;area=article;cont=971

Regarding your computer, please make sure that it meets the minimum requirements - in particular that it has a fast graphics card:
https://forum.lumion.com/index.php?action=kb;area=article;cont=491

Let us know if there's anything else we can help with at the Lumion Support Center:
https://forum.lumion.com/

Hi, can this plugin be used in the sketchup version lower than 2018?
If yes, then how?
And if no then why?
Thanks..!!!

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Arsalan, yes - you can install the Lumion plug-in in SketchUp Make/Pro 2017 and in SketchUp Pro 2018.

Simply open the Extension Warehouse in one of those versions of SketchUp and type in 'Lumion' to find the plug-in.

Let us know if you need any help or if you've got any other questions.

Achie20's picture

Anyway i can use a MAC version?

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Achie20, the 'Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp' plug-in was developed for use on Windows PCs but it might work in OSX as well.

Please note that Lumion can only run on Macs with fast graphics cards - provided that you install WIndows 7, 8.1 or 10 via Bootcamp.

There's more information in this Knowledge Base article:
https://forum.lumion.com/index.php?action=kb;area=article;cont=171

lumion is the best rendering software for architects right now,specialy with the 8 version,simply superieur than any other visualisation programme i hope you change the orbiting(make it more like the sketchup one), and lowering the price a bit. peace

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Oussama, thanks a lot for the kind words.

We'll take your suggestions into consideration in the future. :)

Amornkiat A.'s picture

it couldn't used even one mode after the plugin , I thought , it could used with the sketch up in the pluging. it made me a little bored , actually the lumion was very waste the unit hardware estimated 9 gb. if it could pluging used in the sketch up , I thought very awesome because it might be gain time all installed & entries main the program. ordinary it was the wasted ram of computure too , sometime it had very slow random for work after the user began the detail of design with sincerely

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Amornkiat, sorry to hear that.

It sounds like you've tried to use the 'Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp' plug-in with an older version of Lumion.

Please note that the 'Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp' plug-in only works with the latest version of Lumion, i.e. Lumion 8.3.

You can request a trial version of Lumion 8.3 Pro by following these instructions:
https://forum.lumion.com/index.php?action=kb;area=article;cont=971

Regarding your computer, please make sure that it meets the minimum requirements - in particular that it has a fast graphics card:
https://forum.lumion.com/index.php?action=kb;area=article;cont=491

Let us know if there's anything else we can help with at the Lumion Support Center:
https://forum.lumion.com/

Thanks for your time.

Nikhil S.'s picture

Can I have Lower version Lumion 7.5

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Nikhil, there are currently no plans to add support for older versions of Lumion but thanks for the suggestion. :)

thanks..... is amazing!!!!!

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Glad to hear that, Yuri.

Emre C's picture

Installation error, unable to start sketchup after installing this plugin.

Lumion Technical Support's picture

Hi Emre,

I'm sorry to hear that the 'Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp' plug-in isn't working for you.

This is not a known issue, and we'd be grateful if you could please contact us at the Lumion Support Center, so that we can help you resolve the issue you're experiencing:
https://forum.lumion.com

Thanks in advance.

- Lumion Technical Support

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