I'm interesting if there will be Lumion SDK/API soon?
I want to share why API is so important :
It would open a lot possibilities. I remembered 5 years ago the time I already use SketchUp as design tool when most people still use 3ds Max because that's pro tool. Later SketchUp introduce Ruby API which is so easy to learn, then many of users, which are avarage architects, start building some crazy useful plug-in. Then, I know SkecthUp have future, which now it really is. They're already outnumbered many expensive and big design & viz software in architectural field. Not because it is the best, but because it quick, versatile and user can build their needed features. And now I already know people even start try to extend it as a BIM. Their devs just do some ground works like dynamic components and API, after that features come from communities, mostly open sources or so cheap.
Without plug-in, SketchUp and contents can't really shine like what it is today. It's not about Google, the community exist and very dedicated before Google take over @Last. The development is so slow after it is under Google, but the community is getting bigger and bigger. And the community is so active, without much development drive from Google, the key of it is easy, API and 3dwarehouse.
These are some example of what easiness, API and dedicated community:
Already 100,000 members and now provided businesses. This forum was built non-commercial because the official SketchUp forum was taken down after Google takeover. Google try to convert us to google group, but it harder and commercial oriented and not easy to get involved. Later no dedicated user use it much. Most of them become dedicated users of Sketchucation.com, I remembered that time, it just a few thousand users.
This is the result of SketchUp easy to write API. First, quality start to pop. Then their end-users start asking how to do and actually do it. Then, more and more educated. Now, countless quality plug in available for frees ... it is unbelievable. I feel it is more open source than blender in the spirits.
At first, they are normal dedivated SketchUp users which like to share and teach people how to do things in SketchUp. Few years later, they start their business. And I'm sure their business is quite safe from Autodesk already.
So much commercial plug-in, no one believe 5 years ago that this little software can become so far.
I really want to see more and more things can be done in Lumion. Someone may think Lumion is visualization product, but I see no reason why it can't be done more than that. Take a look at what small and simple modeling product like SketchUp, they even have a lot plug-in that try to do others, like lightUp, 2dtools, stage design, game design, etc.
It would be great if we can draw some massing, do quick sketching in Lumion.
Lastly, sorry for my english