2022-07-26 09:44 PM - last edited on 2022-07-27 10:56 AM by Laszlo Nagy
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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2022-10-27 12:04 AM - edited 2022-10-27 12:04 AM
Thanks for your proactive reply with the converter app suggestion. I have tried it fairly recently and it doesn't do well at all. Basically you are stuck with the quality of the non-FBX file before its conversion. A "Garbage in, garbage out" situation.
2022-10-27 12:07 AM
I figured this would be the situation. I hope that the FBX export is enabled soon. By the way, your work is impressive.
2022-10-27 06:56 PM
Mahalo bruddah! 🤙
2022-10-28 01:10 PM - edited 2022-10-28 01:11 PM
We are pleased to share that we have now released a Datasmith Exporter plugin for Archicad 26 compatible with Twinmotion 2022.2.2.Here is the link to the updated Download page:
We also created an article to help with the install for macOS as there is a slight difference with the process:
For anyone needing to install for Archicad Start or another instance for Windows platform please follow the instructions here:
Thank you for your patience.
Twinmotion | Product Support Specialist
Epic Games, Inc.
2022-11-01 08:16 PM
But still there is not a direct link, is it? I mean I have to save it as a datasmith file and import it on Twinmotion everytime there's some changes on the project? For I don't see any where in my Archicad 26 where to click and directly export it. Thank you
2022-11-01 08:26 PM
Yes it works with a Direct Link. I am not 100% on how to use it since i only played with it for a minute but it does. If you open Archicad and Twinmotion, you can start the direct link from twinmotion under open file without having to save out the file.
2022-11-01 08:42 PM - edited 2022-11-01 09:51 PM
Solved, thank you!
2022-11-01 09:57 PM
Great! Happy to help. I am sorry I was having issues with computers today otherwise I would have started it up and provided you with slightly better instructions. Glad you could figure it out.
2022-11-02 11:50 PM - edited 2022-11-02 11:51 PM
I prefer saving out and importing vs. Direct Link. Sooooo many things can go wrong with the Direct Link not working or updating, and when that happens you're locked into it. I save out Datasmith, import to TM, then simply replace the datasmith file when I change the model in Archicad, and simply refresh the import in TM. Works great. I also save RAM by not having to have AC and TM open at the same time.
2022-11-03 01:05 AM
Thanks for the tip. I'll try both situations. But saving RAM it's a very good tip indead