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V-Ray Vs Lumion


V-Ray is a biased computer-generated imagery rendering software application developed by Bulgarian Chaos Group, which was established in Sofia in 1997.

Whereas Lumion is the rendering software that breathes life into rendering, making the process simple and enjoyable from the moment you import your model until you render out a beautiful image, video, or even a 360-degree panorama.

Lumion and V-Ray are often a helping hand to most of the architects and anyone who works in the design field.

In this blog we will be discussing pointers among these two:

Lumion is a standalone software whereas Vray is integrated into Sketchup (it goes well with AutoCAD as well)

A brief summary of both their features will be as follows:

- Vray and Lumion (base price) are about the same cost

- Vray is entirely dependent on Sketchup

- Lumion is a standalone program

- Lumion comes with a 3D models library

- Both come with textures and materials and allow custom ones

- Lumion is a real-time renderer where Vray is not.

- Lumion has unique preset effects (night render, day render, volumetric lighting)

- Lumion has the ability to make animations and panoramic views.

The mainly faced problem associated with V-Ray is that it requires the support of SketchUp to function smoothly.


When overviewing in terms of the end results, both are capable of producing beautiful renders, but the process of using is friendly and smooth in Lumion once you ace the knack. V-Ray comes with a wide option of customization opportunities in which Lumion lacks by a considerable bit.

Now another essential thing that needs to be noted is that the comfort of using any particular software depends on the respective individual irrespective of the available options and facilities.

“That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.”

― Larry Niven


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