The Arch Viz – Lumion

Realtime rendering has moved on a long way in recent years – a prime example is Lumion® a real-time 3D visualisation tool for architects, urban planners and designers.

Suited for creating videos, still renderings and live demonstrations with a quick turnaround Lumion provides high quality output and best of all there is a free version, the movie below provides a look at version 1.0:

In terms of cityscapes Nano 3D Virtual Studio entered the Lumion architecture visualization competition 2011, the results are impressive:

Google Earth Thematic Map – Population 2005

Created using the Thematic Mapping Engine at for a blogpost at http

London Bus Flows: An URBAGRAM Animation

Cities can be considered “flows of information, vehicles and people” (Sheller, 2007) transported along diverse urban networks. In the Flowprint of London below, the city’s extensive bus network is used to sketch an animated portrait of the living city, its wonderful:

The system was developed by Anil Bawa-Cavia of CASA, another example of the kind of data that is currently being processed and visualised in the lab. Take a look at URBAGRAM for more insight into the work.

Would you like to join the team at CASA? We have two lecturing posistions currently available, accepting new PhD students and of course our MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation (ASAV).