When will we see an export option to FBX or Twinmotion for ArchiCAD 25? At the very least, FBX (generic) should be included on the day a new version ships as it has become an industry standard for 3D import into rendering packages.
Rex Maximilian, Honolulu, USA - www.rexmaximilian.com ArchiCAD 26 (user since 3.4, 1991) 16" MacBook Pro; M1 Max (2021), 32GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 32-Core GPU Creator of the Maximilian ArchiCAD Template System
Just updated my model to AC25 but the linking crashes ArchiCAD everytime.
Did uninstall and reinstall of the Datasmith to no avail.
BTW to get the link to work:
Open TM to IMPORT
Open AC model to 3D window. (If you don't see the Datasmith plugin you can activate it from
WINDOW, PALETTES, DATASMITH.)
The refresh icon only activates when in 3D Window.
On TM click IMPORT and Select IMPORT DIRECT LINK
A window pops up that shows the available filename of the AC drawing you have open. Click OK.
Voila, you are connected.
When you want to update the TM, select refresh on DATASMITH toolbar in AC.
Works for me in AC24 but not AC25 which crashes everytime.
Not sure if Datasmith link or direct link is better just yet but I do see how it might be more flexible for UE.
Thank you for the report and I am very sorry to hear about it!
If I understand correctly, the same model doesn't crash when linking AC24 and Twinmotion, but with AC25 it crashes every time? Did you keep the bug ID from one of the crash? I would like to know whether the issue comes from the addon or from Archicad.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
I can try to regenerate the bug ID later today. WRT Tim Ball's question. Go to: WINDOWS from pulldown menu, then PALETTES and you will find it at the bottom of the list (at least that is where mine is).
The lack of FBX format is unfortunately a big step backwards for Archicad users, it's a pity that Epic Games abandoned this format. For example, by linking an FBX file, you can automatically update and sync a model between Achicad and 3DSmax with Corona Render. Maybe Graphisoft would prepare a quick update though?
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