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Author : Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP

e-on software introduces LumenRT 3

e-on software of Oregon, the makers of Vue series rendering software for digital nature, have announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 3 Review. LumenRT is a rendering plugin product for SketchUp and works on both Windows and Mac, in both the free and pro versions of SketchUp.

LumenRT 3 – What’s New

LumentRT 3 ads powerful new features including “immersive media” elements like flying birds, moving trees and moving people, to name a few. Plus the program allows you to experience this immersive media at various speeds of interaction, from produced normal speed animations to still-to-walking-to-running speed client controlled walk-thrus.

This means you can choose to walk around your SketchUp scene with LumenRT 3 and trees will blow in the wind, while you are using the walk-thru tool and even in a stopped position. The effect is that you are inhabiting a living environment with real wind, real people and so on. In brief, here is what is new:

  • Nature elements (trees blowing in the wind, sitting-walking-talking people, shiny cars, animals, etc)
  • Faster processing (high quality indirect light is generated 10x faster)
  • Super simple operation of navigation
  • One-click instant viewing
  • Rich material effects
  • Better real-time navigation on less capable hardware and entry level video boards


LumenRT 3 will retail for 295.USD and the Content Pack is 195.USD. You can buy a bundle and save 100.USD. There are educational licenses as well and current LumenRT 1 and LumenRT 2 users can upgrade for free. LumenRT is a 32 and 64-bit application designed for both Windows and Mac and works as a plugin inside both SketchUp Free and SketchUp Pro (versions 7 and 8). A version for Autodesk Revit and Autodesk 3ds Max is currently in development and expected to be released in quarter 3 or 2012.

The free upgrade for existing uses times out on 15 Sep 2012, so please act now to grab your LumenRT 3 upgrade. To learn more or download the trial software please go here:

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