Epic Games, the creators of the Unreal Game Engine, recently acquired Twinmotion, a real-time 3D immersion software that produces high-quality images, panoramas and standard or 360º VR videos in seconds. Designed to help architecture, construction, urban planning and landscaping professionals better communicate their designs, it offers a simple and intuitive interface backed by the power of Unreal Engine.
The software allows users to quickly and easily transform their BIM or CAD models from static renderings into compelling, lifelike experiences. Its developers claim that, regardless of project size and complexity, materials and previous computer graphics experience, the platform is easy to learn and intuitive to use.
When it comes to props, the software takes a step forward with the ability to integrate ambient sounds, animated human and animal characters, and even swaying plants. Users can drag and drop these props into their visualizations along with lights and materials in an instant. Also, simply by dragging a slider you can alter the season or weather conditions.
It features real-time radiosity with over 600 PBR materials that react to their environments, making it easy to get the specified, realistic look one needs. The services this software provides are seemingly endless.
Set your project’s geographic location, apply a real context, visualize the construction phases of your project, easily create paths, and fill it with moving vehicles and pedestrians. It also offers direct one-click synchronization with ARCHICAD, Revit and SketchUp Pro, enabling users to edit their models and make design decisions that automatically update in Twinmotion.
Twinmotion is available for both Windows and macOS and compatible with all BIM software. It’s available for free through November 2019, so be sure not to miss out on this incredible real-time rendering tool. Your renderings will love you for it.