I've only been using AC26 for a week or so, on a single project but I can't find any information on how/if Twinmotion is actually supported in Archicad 26.
I know there's some new feature for an app called Enscape (or something like that) but it requires yet ANOTHER SUBSCRIPTION purchase. I'm not interested in trying to learn another software that may or may not be supported in future versions of Archicad. I'm just starting to like Twinmotion.
I've read it mentioned in the sales brochures/postings, but I don't see any Datasmith or Direct Link updates that appear to work with AC26.
Hopefully, I'm just overlooking something, can anyone help or shed some light on this?
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I realize this is an option, but it's not the one I prefer. AC26 works better for me on enough levels that I've started switching AC25 projects to AC26 when possible. But projects that are in, or near Construction Documents, are going to remain in AC25 if I need to continue to use Twinmotion.
With projects we've brought into AC26, we're just not using Twinmotion at this time, which is terribly disappointing.
I think with Epic's partnering up with Autodesk (Twinmotion + Revit) and Graphisoft forming an partnership with Enscape, this may be what we can expect in the delayed add-ons for going into Twinmotion from future ArchiCADs. That is, unless GS can finally do the right thing and develop an FBX export add-on, which would make waiting for a direct link a moot point; that is unless you wanted to use it in the Direct Link sense. I've found that to be a troublesome method in the past and was finally talked out of it by the Twinmotion FB group!
IIRC TM was developed by Abvent and sold to Epic which could be argued that GS missed on the opportunity twice. First by buying TM from Abvent, second by not locking down the original partnership. Adesk partnership with TM is what I would have done in their position to screwup GS.
Revit is windows only as are Lumion and Enscape (though Enscape has macOS beta) so partnering with the only one that has macOS version takes the option of GS offering it to all of their user base as a perk.
/start of rant
One of the obvious selling points of AC is having support for both OSes but it looks like they can't use, wont use, or understand the strategic advantage they have, specially now that you cannot run windows on Apple Silicon (why I keep a 2019 mactel to run Revit).
If GS strategy is to copy Revit by offering full Structural and MEP integration, using the same pricing strategy, and never has current macOS support then why as an architect should I keep using the Revit Clone instead of the real version?
end of rant//
PS. Native VW runs slower than non Native AC in the same hardware so the GS Dev who still keeps pushing for AC to be as fast as possible and who Beta testers hate when he closes a BUG by writing that i cannot be fixed until we figure out how to not slow AC down should keep doing it. I will still disagree that pushing out an incomplete version is not a good idea but that is another rant.
Just FYI, I have Revit running under a Parallels VM in Windows 11 on a M1 Mac. It seems to be fine at the moment.
The loss of Twinmotion partnership with Archicad over to Revit is a massive blow. The talk of a partnership with Enscape is of no use to us Mac users. All very disappointing.