LUMINA Formerly Known as 3DCG Studios

Yelpers report this location has closed, but...read on.

108 Beachgate ;Way
Aptos, CA 95003

Specialties
Live Event Productions, A/V Rentals and Sales, Lighting for Concerts, Weddings, TV/Film, Private Parties. 3D Computer Animations / Graphics.

 

Client Testimony

“Lumina provides a very convenient and affordable solution for any company that requires creative, accurate and timely CAD drawings, artistic renderings, lighting plots, etc. Their prices are reasonable and they are excellent at follow-up and follow through. In an environment where out sourcing can be extremely helpful, Lumina is an excellent choice for implementing your designs or creating a design for you. From staging to lighting to complete environments Kenny and his team will provide you with excellent sales tools and the ability to communicate your vision to your customers. Great Results, Good Value, Creative"

Jeff Lowry,
CAD Drafting Services President/CEO Encore Creative

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ABOUT

LUMINA was located in Aptos, CA, just 5 minutes from Santa Cruz, on the coast of Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. LUMINA was founded in 2006 in California as 3DCG Studios, when the owner, Kenny Green, saw a demand in the entertainment & Live Event Industry marketplace for quality Pre-Production services such as 3D Renderings and CAD Drafting. Since 3DCG Studios changed its name to LUMINA they started offering products along with their regular services. They resold all the major brands of Lighting and Sound Equipment at competitive prices. It was a bummer when they eventually closed. But fear not!! LUMINA evolved into a new company with an impressive name: Radius Group Event Architects with a slick website: www.radiusgroupinc.com/. They still promote themselves as "An Award Winning Event Lighting Design and Event Production Design company that offers complete live event design, event planning, and event coordination for the entertainment industry - world wide"

Years ago when I lived in Ca. I was familar with Lumina. I then moved back to New York City and started working for an event company who often collaborated with Radius. I didn't know the history of Radius and Lumina until recently when I was involved in a fancy wedding event at which there were a lot of amazing oriental rugs. Before the event occurred an number of us "workers' were concerned about what would happen if drinks or food were spilled on the rugs. There were going to be over two hundred people and accidents inevitably occur. Fortunately I knew of a great rug cleaning NYC company that my company had used on several occassions. This family run business specializes in oriental rug cleaning and restoration. I have seen rugs that were badly stained return from Agara Rug Cleaning looking brand new. Well, sure enough we did end up with a number of stains on the rugs at the wedding. But no problem. I called Haim and that afternoon the rugs were picked up. When they returned several weeks later the owners actually called my company, thanking them for having used this rug cleaning company. Radius Group Event Architects, formally Lumina, did a fntastic lighting job at the wedding. I suspect we will be working together gain sometime in the future. It's a small world in many ways.

SO take a nostalgic trip back to when Lumina was the place to go for spectacular lighting effects for entertainment & live Events. And don't forget to visit their new site.

At LUMINA, we're adamant about customer service. We strive for on-time (or even early) deliverable Services & Products, because we know how important it is. We want to make it easy for you to connect with us when you need to so we have added On-Line Chat.We also keep long hours, so you can call us (209) 814-9176 and reach a real person from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific Coast Time, Monday through Friday and Weekends we've also been known to answer the phones. Of course we can always be reached via email at info@luminatechnical.com

Enjoy your visit to LUMINA

LUMINA has business associates with specialities that include network television lighting, corporate industrials, award ceremonies and sports events. Television and special event lighting for world renowned networks and companies, including ABC, ESPN, CBS, NBC, Fox, Showtime,Telemundo and Univision.  One of our associates is a 3 time Emmy Winner.

On another level through our associates, we offer Project Development, Event Planning, Meeting Design, Overall Budget Management, Corporate Communication, Script Development, Presentation Development, Vendor Management, Creative Design and Direction, Consulting Services, Management Services.

Offerings also include comprehensive event Lighting Design services and Event Production Services, including production management, technical direction and stage management. And if thats not enough, we maintain great relationships with Rental Companies for Audio, Video, Lighting, Staging, Truss, Scenics and much more.

LUMINA acts the point person between either the end-client and everyone else on the technical end of a production, or between the producer and everyone else on the technical end of a production. Offering Graphics Communications Services, 3D solid modeling and Renderings for your projects. We can start with your hand-drawn sketches and design concepts and turn them into impressive 3D models.

We pay attention to shape and texture in great detail and can customize stereoscopic 3D models as per your requirement into any format of your choice.  Our renderings become 3D advertisements, which are more memorable and impressive than ordinary 2D images. Our Highly realistic 3D renderings are used widely in advertising and entertainment. We can assist you in re-creating hi-quality, detailed, true three-dimensional models.

Our Graphic Services provide solutions with all phases of your project from concept/design to completion. In a rapidly changing world, the key to success lies in Monetizing, Adapting and Exploiting every technological breakthrough.

Comprehensive Design

To help our clients maximize their growth opportunities, we have a team of highly experienced

professional designers who know how to capture the interest of your audience with attention-getting graphics. Over the past decade, our designers have worked with businesses in all industries from retail to manufacturing to develop compelling Graphics Communications that get noticed and get results.

In-House Design

Our talented, in-house team of graphic designers can create visual masterpieces for any

communications medium, including Live Video and complete TV Productions.

Utilizing latest technologies available, our designers are not only gifted artists, but smart business professionals as well as skilled at creating products within budget and beyond expectations

CAD Drafting Services

The Viewer is a FREE value-added benefit to VectorWorks 2008 and VectorWorks Industry Series users. The Viewer enables those who do not own the program to look at and print projects created in VectorWorks 2008 or any of our Industry Series products. And, it allows on-line collaboration between designers and clients during the creative process. Please note that the version 2008 Viewer allows users to view VectorWorks version 9, 10, 11 and 12 files as well.

In a rapidly changing world, the key to success lies in adapting and exploiting every technological breakthrough. Technology not only improves quality and efficiency but also reduces cost. CAD design services have also emerged as an extremely beneficial tool for Architects, Structural Engineers, Mechanical & Electrical Consultants, Lighting Designers, Production/Stage Designers, Interior Designers, Mechanical & Electrical Building Contractors and Project Managers.

LUMINA provides a wide range of 2D & 3D CAD drafting services to support your design development. We specialize in Design/Build Projects. Our CAD drafting techniques involve the latest releases of VectorWorks 2009 and AutoCAD, our final output is a fully editable multi-layer CAD format.

Owner, Kenny Green, is a graduate from PTI (Preceision Technical Institute) were he became CAD Certified for Architectural, Electrical, Civil and Mechanical techniques.

Send us your input in any format; hand-drawn sketches to electronic files and we will provide outputs which are fully compliant to AIA or any other standard of your choice (including line types, line weights, and usage of blocks).

LUMINA can design services to fit your existing business processes, while producing high quality drawings and CAD drafting as per your needs and at competitive cost. We cater to a wide array of CAD design and drafting services:

Pre-Production Event/Planning & Stage CAD Drawings, 3D Renderings & Models of your Events and Stages. Pre-visuals and electrical drawings, paper to CAD conversions, 2D Drafting, 3D modeling, and 3D renderings.

Let our drafting services provide drafting for your next project!

 

Our Conversion Service


We convert your paper drawings, Design Build Projects, as-builts and existing drawings into DWG AutoCAD and MCD, VWX Vectorworks formats. You may submit copies of the original drawings, or send scanned TIF or PDF files via email.

The documents are 100% manually drafted into CAD. You may choose to mark-out any unnecessary information on the sheets to be omitted during the CAD drafting process.

All sheets are drafted as full-scale 1:1, dimensionally accurate, layered (AIA layering) and 100% line connections (no scanning or vectorizing).

Our CUSTOM SERVICE targets your customized CAD drafting requirements. Submit your in-house layering system, titleblock, fonts, background CAD files and we will implement them as part of your CAD drafting project.

Our CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS SERVICE allows designers to outsource their CAD construction document production. Designers can submit their freehand sketches, mock-ups, cut and paste sheets, design development sketches, along with their in-house customized standards.

LUMINA's staff works closely with all clients to ensure that the final CAD files match the requirements of your project exactly. Upon receipt of your drawings to be converted into CAD, LUMINA closely examines the project and works closely with you to ensure that all technical requirements are understood before proceeding with the drafting process. Before beginning a large conversion project, LUMINA recommends that you send several documents, along with your specific layering standards, blocks, etc. for an initial conversion. This allows us to work together to assure you that our conversions meet your specific standards before the actual conversion project begins.

Once you have received and reviewed the final CAD files, LUMINA performs follow-up procedures to verify that the CAD files have met all of your specific project requirements. If any inconsistencies with the files are detected, LUMINA updates the files immediately and supplies the updates to your office.

LUMINA's staff works closely with all clients to ensure that the final CAD files match the requirements of your project exactly. Upon receipt of your drawings to be converted into CAD, LUMINA closely examines the project and works closely with you to ensure that all technical requirements are understood before proceeding with the drafting process. Before beginning a large conversion project, LUMINA recommends that you send several documents, along with your specific layering standards, blocks, etc. for an initial conversion. This allows us to work together to assure you that our conversions meet your specific standards before the actual conversion project begins.

Once you have received and reviewed the final CAD files, LUMINA performs follow-up procedures to verify that the CAD files have met all of your specific project requirements. If any inconsistencies with the files are detected, LUMINA updates the files immediately and supplies the updates to your office.

VectorWorks 2008 Viewer

The Viewer is a FREE value-added benefit to VectorWorks 2008 and VectorWorks Industry Series users. The Viewer enables those who do not own the program to look at and print projects created in VectorWorks 2008 or any of our Industry Series products. And, it allows on-line collaboration between designers and clients during the creative process. Please note that the version 2008 Viewer allows users to view VectorWorks version 9, 10, 11 and 12 files as well.

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