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Does Lumion work on my current computer?

To see how Lumion will perform on your current PC or laptop computer, you can download the free trial and run Lumion’s in-program “Computer speed” test. Lumion will benchmark your computer’s Graphics Card, Graphics Memory, CPU and system memory. If any of these components have a red score, you may want to upgrade this component for a better Lumion experience.

Don’t want to download the free trial? You can easily check and compare your graphics card with others by following
the steps below:

1. Find your graphics card.
2. Search for your graphics card on the PassMark website
3. Compare your PassMark score with other graphics cards, Lumion system requirements, etc

Lumion requires a fast computer. Find out what you need.

Lumion requires a computer with a fast graphics card with plenty of memory, as well as an internet connection.

System Requirements for Lumion 10

It’s important for us that you have accurate information about the computer you will need to have a smooth and fun Lumion 10 experience. As a 3D rendering program, Lumion is different from other CAD software as it relies primarily on having an excellent graphics card. This is especially important for Lumion’s high-end features.

Please check the requirements below to find out if your PC can give you a good Lumion experience. You can also find information about where to start if you are looking to purchase a new PC.

A PC with this hardware is not recommended,
as it would only be able to handle simple scenes, such as:
A small park or residential building with Lumion models
and textures.
Please note that this configuration will not be capable of smoothly handling Lumion’s high-end features. We recommend upgrading if you find that your computer is close to these minimum requirements.
Graphics card Graphics card scoring a G3DMark of 6,000 or higher
Graphics card memory 3 GB* or more
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit**
CPU (processor) Intel/AMD processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2000 or higher
Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels***
System memory (RAM) 16 GB or more
Hard drive SATA3 SSD hard drive
Hard drive space Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
New PC purchase considerations If you are considering the purchase of a new PC, we do not recommend using these minimum requirements.
To get the most out of Lumion, we recommend to start with our recommended requirements.
A PC with this hardware can handle complex designs
and scenes, such as:
A large park or part of a city.
A large home with detailed interiors made up of several
models and HD textures.
A detailed landscape with a few highly detailed components.
Graphics card Graphics Card scoring a G3DMark of 10,000 or higher
Graphics card memory 6 GB or more
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit**
CPU (processor) Intel/AMD Processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2000
or higher
Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels***
System memory (RAM) 16 GB or more
Hard drive NVME m.2 Hard Drive
Hard drive space Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where
the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)
New PC purchase considerations If you are considering the purchase of a new PC for Lumion, we recommend that it has at least the hardware listed above.
A PC with this hardware can handle ultra complex designs
and scenes with several high-end features, such as:
A highly detailed city, airport or stadium.
A highly detailed multi-floor building with interiors
made up of many models and HD textures.
A very detailed landscape using several high-end features.
Graphics card Graphics Card scoring a G3DMark of 16,000 or higher
Graphics card memory 11 GB or more
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit**
CPU (processor) Intel/AMD Processor scoring a single thread CPUMark of 2500 or higher
Screen resolution Minimum 1920 x 1080 pixels***
System memory (RAM) 64 GB or more
Hard drive NVME m.2 Hard Drive
Hard drive space Minimum 30 GB of free disk space in the drives where the Windows User Account and Documents folder are located in.
Power supply Click here to see which power supply you need
(minimum 80+ gold-rated with sufficient wattage)

For more information regarding computer specs, visit our Knowledge Base article on this subject.
Still have questions? You can find many answers to common hardware questions on our
System Requirements FAQ.

* Rendering movies in 4K resolution requires a minimum of 6GB graphics card memory.
** Lumion can run on 64-bit Windows 7 and 8.1, but we cannot officially support it as Microsoft has discontinued their support of these operating systems.
*** Your screen resolution may be higher than 1920 x 1080; however, this will impact Lumion performance. Please visit our Knowledge Base article for more details.

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System Requirements FAQ

Does Lumion support 'remote desktop' access?

a. Currently, Lumion does not officially support any remote desktop access. This includes Windows Remote Desktop Access, Splashtop, WMWare Fusion, VMWare VDI, Citrix, ZenApp, Teamviewer, Nvidia GRID, XenServer, XenDesktop etc.

b. There are currently no plans to add support for any of these applications.

c. Read more here.

Does Lumion work on a Mac?

a. Using Lumion on Macs is not officially supported. Nevertheless, to find out if it will work, please double-check that you have the following:

i. A relatively new Mac computer with a fast graphics card.
ii. A Windows 10 license.
iii. At least 100 GB free hard drive space for Windows 10 & Lumion.
iv. Apple’s Bootcamp software for installing Windows 10.
v. The latest driver software for the graphics card.
vi. Read more here.

What type of power supply will my computer need?

a. The power supply is a very important component. An inferior quality power supply may cause your PC to reboot if it cannot cope with sudden spikes in demand while you’re using Lumion (and other demanding 3D applications).

b. For that reason, we strongly recommend using a power supply from a reputable manufacturer such as Corsair, Super Flower, EVGA or Seasonic.

c. The power supply should ideally be marked as Gold-rated 80+ or Titanium-rated 80+, which means that it is very efficient and can maintain a steady current in spite of fluctuating demand.

d. Read more here.

Why do I have a low benchmark score for the CPU?

a. Most modern CPUs (processors) have a base speed and a boost speed measured in GHz (Gigahertz).

b. The first step is to double-check that your CPU (processor) meets or exceeds the minimum system requirement (mentioned above under the heading, “System Requirements”). Please make sure that the boost and/or base speed exceed 3.0 GHz and that the CPU has 4 cores or more.

c. Some reasons why you may have a low CPU score include:

i. Background processes & applications may be having an impact.
ii. Intel SpeedStep is running and it may make the CPU run slower when speed is not needed.
iii. Other, more accurate Benchmark tests may be needed.

d. Read more here.

Why do I have a low benchmark score for the GPU?

a. Lumion needs a graphics card with as many PassMark points as possible (PassMark points are used to rate the speed and performance of a graphics card).

b. The first step is to double-check that your GPU (graphics card) meets or exceeds the minimum system requirement (mentioned above under the heading, “System Requirements”).

c. Some reasons why you may have a low GPU score include:

i. You don’t have the latest graphics card driver and all available Windows updates installed.
ii. Your PC isn’t using the right graphics card.
iii. If you have two monitors and two graphics cards, the monitor you’re using with Lumion might be physically connected to the slow graphics card.
iv. Other, more accurate Benchmark tests may be needed.

d. Read more here.

Do you have any recommendations for a laptop or PC computer?

Check out the blog post, “Lumion computer advice for faster 3D rendering,” for some recommendations for a laptop or PC computer.