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Epic Games buys Twinmotion!!!

strangeday
Participant
Epic Games, the developer of unreal engine, has acquired Twinmotion from Abvent….the very interest thing is that the actual version…..2019v2, with some little modification, will be free to download until Nov 2019, and free of use forever !!

here the new official homepage
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/twinmotion
AC24 Latest build | Win 10 Pro 64 | AMD TreadRipper 1950x 3.4 Ghz | 64 Gb RAM | AMD Radeon 5700 XT 8GB
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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
I wonder if you will be able to flip projects between it and Unreal Engine and easily share assets. Or is that already pretty smooth without Datasmith? Has anyone who has used them before got any input on how it is? Was thinking about learning how to use Unity, but with this Unreal might sound more appealing.



Ling.
AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

kzaremba
Newcomer
Wow good news

Twinmotion has good fbx export so you can open those assets in UE.

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
You can also download the ARCHICAD Plugin for Twinmotion for free from here:

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/twinmotion/plugins
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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Loving Archicad since 1995

Stress Co_
Advocate
Is Twinmotion available in Mac OS?
Can't seem to find system requirements on their website.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Here they are (Mac also):

https://twinmotionhelp.epicgames.com/s/article/TwinMotion-System-Requirements
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
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2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

Stress Co_
Advocate
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Thank you Laszlo.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 24 (3022 USA Full)

Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
That was one of the advantages of Twinmotion over Lumion, it is available on OSX.
AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

John Dunham
Participant
Any good sites for Twinmotion/Archicad tutorials? I've looked on their site but they don't seem to have much for the uninitiated...from their FAQ:

"What learning materials are available?
Twinmotion is very intuitive and easy to use, and, as such, most people find that they can learn the majority of its functionality through simply exploring the interface. For reference, you can consult our online help playlist; press F1 while using any feature in the software to bring up the associated video. We plan to add further videos, articles, and other materials to support your learning experience in the coming months."
John

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KrisM
Newcomer
Twinmotion 2019 didn't have any manual, just those hard to see videos. Hopefully Epic will fix this. In the meantime, the free version has generated a lot of interest . One of the people creating videos for Twinmotion now is Justin Geis. You can do a search in Youtube and find his videos. He has been doing a new video every day for the last week. Great information.
Kris Marteinsson
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KrisM
Newcomer
Here's another source for Twinmotion videos -
Do a search on you tube for "askNK Twinmotion".
Some good information there.
Kris Marteinsson
http://www.khmdesign.ca
AC22 USA Win 10 Home 64 Bit
Intel i7 - 6700K, 32 GB Ram, 500 GB SSD
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti, Dell 34" 3440x1440

fhedberg
Newcomer
Anyone having an annoying pop up saying Twinmotion Plugin is outdated and theres a newer version available evertime they open Archicad....?

We have re-downloaded the plugin and installed a number of times but pop up remains.
Happens for us on both AC21 and AC22.
W10 Pro | ArchiCAD 25.0 3002 AUS FULL

Stress Co_
Advocate
I can't run the installer, "because Apple cannot check it for malicious software":

In other news....
An enhanced version of Twinmotion will be free with AC23

Here's a link to the announcement:
Starts @ about 59:00:
https://www.graphisoft.com/archicad-23-live-stream/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRObU16TTRPRFUxTjJFMSIsInQiOiJaNU0wa2doOE5sUlRvZkZCS0JpTXVzUVA5R2xPSlpwU3dabVZXdG9xS3k3c1dHcjFucFFhUlhueHMrNmliQkdERkZoSGFha2pwQnVBUjlHREc5SjlqdlBVMEx6U1NJaGVtdnU4ZEtPSjdcL09nbmVcL0JyWVFFcmp2REpQZ2NIR2F0In0%3D
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 24 (3022 USA Full)

fhedberg wrote:
Anyone having an annoying pop up saying Twinmotion Plugin is outdated and theres a newer version available evertime they open Archicad....?

We have re-downloaded the plugin and installed a number of times but pop up remains.
Happens for us on both AC21 and AC22.
Yep. AC20 too.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

DGSketcher
Virtuoso
Stress wrote:
In other news....
An enhanced version of Twinmotion will be free with AC23
Does this mean Cinema has been given notice and will be replaced by Twinmotion in AC24 or is this just a ploy to get users to pay for it in the future like other 3rd party add ons?
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fhedberg
Newcomer
Erwin wrote:
fhedberg wrote:
Anyone having an annoying pop up saying Twinmotion Plugin is outdated and theres a newer version available evertime they open Archicad....?

We have re-downloaded the plugin and installed a number of times but pop up remains.
Happens for us on both AC21 and AC22.
Yep. AC20 too.
Got it sorted....its wasnt the direct link that needed the update.
Open up the 'Epic Games Launcher' and run what ever update is listed....worked for us.
W10 Pro | ArchiCAD 25.0 3002 AUS FULL

Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
DGSketcher wrote:
Stress wrote:
In other news....
An enhanced version of Twinmotion will be free with AC23
Does this mean Cinema has been given notice and will be replaced by Twinmotion in AC24 or is this just a ploy to get users to pay for it in the future like other 3rd party add ons?

It does not ray-trace though, so until it does, I would doubt it. My guess would be the second point.



Ling.
AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

sboydturner
Newcomer
Ling,
The update to the unreal engine will incorporate real time ray tracing

Regards,
Scott
Scott Boyd-Turner
HP ZBook Studio 15: i7-6820 ,16Gb, 1000Gb SSD, Quadro M1000, Win10 Pro
AC 23 AUS

I'm still getting the 'A newer version is available' notification. I've downloaded the installer again, ran all updates in the Epic Launcher even installed Unreal Engine and made sure that is up to date.

When I click 'about' in ArchiCAD it says 'v1.5.1, SDK AC=22.265, MT=5410, SD=46'. Any idea if this is the latest version or why it keeps pestering me to update when I can't find any updates? Running it on WIN10.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
The 'newer version is available' message for me was just for the plug-in, not Twinmotion itself... downloaded the AC plug-in again from their site and it went away. (The whole thing with their game launcher was a hassle on the initial install, as the download link was to an out-of-date version of the launcher, which then downloaded an out of date version of Twinmotion... so lots of updates later, everything worked.)

...but thanks for the tip about launching the Epic Games launcher... as it is now downloading a Twinmotion update which I wasn't prompted for in-product. It's super annoying on my really low-speed internet connection that it is re-downloading all 8.32 GB vs an incremental updater.
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