GRAPHISOFT and Epic Games are announcing a collaboration to provide ARCHICAD 23 customers with free access to a future version of Epic’s new visualization solution, based on the recently acquired Twinmotion, that will incorporate state-of-the-art real-time rendering technology.
“The same Unreal Engine that powers the world’s most popular video game, Fortnite, has been part of Twinmotion for years,” says Marc Petit, General Manager, Unreal Engine, Epic Games. “We are now very excited to work with GRAPHISOFT to promote the use of real-time visualization solutions to help architects and designers visually communicate. The simplicity of the Twinmotion user interface and the power of Unreal Engine to deliver real-time effects is unmatched in the industry.”
“Real-time rendering indeed is a next big thing in photorealistic visualization,” says Huw Roberts, GRAPHISOFT’s CEO. “To bring this cutting-edge technology to the AEC space we couldn’t find a better partner than Epic Games! ARCHICAD 23 customers will benefit from an unparalleled immersive experience when creating and sharing their architectural designs.”
Special offer for ARCHICAD 23 customers
As part of the agreement, all qualifying ARCHICAD 23 license holders – having purchased their licenses anew or upgraded from earlier versions of ARCHICAD – are entitled to a matching number of fully functional licenses of Epic Games’ upcoming enhanced version of Twinmotion, free of charge. Close collaboration between the two companies will ensure a seamless workflow between ARCHICAD and Epic’s software. This offer starts at the time of the first release of Epic’s upgraded software (estimated time of arrival is Q4 2019) and runs till the end of ARCHICAD 23’s release cycle. Existing ARCHICAD customers are welcome to experiment with the currently free version of Twinmotion here.