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Step 1: Set up Scenes with SketchUp (Lumion)
Step 1: Set up Scenes with SketchUp (Lumion)
Updated over a week ago

Read How it Works before getting started

By carefully selecting the placement of your viewpoints, you can create an experience that fully immerses your audience and showcases your design in the best light.


  • Name your Scene with the prefix "DS_" and have it end in a number.

    • Example:

      • DS_myViewName_001

  • We accept equirectangular (spherical) maps with an image aspect of 2:1.

    • ​We do not accept cube maps at this time.

  • Scenes should not look up or down

    • Scene looking direction should be parallel to the ground with no rotation in the y-axis. Be sure to eliminate all y-axis rotation in your scenes BEFORE you render 🤗!

Common camera heights


















We recommend placing views at the Camera height

Download the Helper

Set up SketchUp Scenes for Lumion

Step 1: Import Helper

  • File->Import "DigitalSpaces_Viewpoint_helper.skp"

Step 2: Explode Helper

  • Right-click on the imported file and Explode.

Note: Our Viewpoint Helpers are Tagged as "_digitalspaces.io_"

Step 3: Choose a scale that fits your scene

  • There are three options:

    • 5 feet | 1.5 meters

      • Recommended for interiors

    • 10 feet | 3 meters

      • Large interiors

    • 20 feet | 6 meters

      • Exteriors

  • It is recommended to use only one scale for your scene

Step 4: Position Helper

  • Place the helper on the floor where you would like your first viewpoint to be from.

Step 5: Copy Helper

  • From a top view, copy and paste the helper around your scene where you would like to place viewpoints.

  • It is best if all of the circles are connected and touching each other.

Step 6: Turn on Tag _digitalspaces.io_

  • Set Tag "_digitalspaces.io_" to the current Tag and hide all other Tags in your scene.

Step 7: Place all helpers on the floor.

  • Sometimes when you copy the helper around the scene it snaps to non-floor objects.

  • We want the helpers to all be on the same plane (floor).

  • Adjust as needed

Step 8: Position Camera tool

  • Use the Position Camera tool to place your view straight looking forward.

  • Click to snap to the back point of the helper and then the front point.

Step 9: Create a Scene

  • Name your Scene with the prefix "DS_" and have it end in a number.

  • Example:

    • DS_myCameraName_001

    • DS_01

  • Visible Tags:

    • off

Step 10: Repeat at every Helper

  • Repeat creating Scenes at every helper using the Position Camera Tool.


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