Export Settings for Images and Panoramas

A reference for the export settings of images and panoramas.

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The images and panoramas that you create in Twinmotion can be exported locally to your computer. Before exporting them, you can adjust various export settings.

Images and panoramas can also be embedded into Local or Cloud Presentations, and panoramas can be embedded into Panorama Sets on Twinmotion Cloud. For more information, refer to Sharing and Collaborating.

Location of the Export Settings

All the export settings for panoramas are located in the Export dock. Most export settings for images are also located in the Export dock, except for the Output size setting which is located in the Media dock.

The table below shows in which dock you can find each setting.

Export Dock

Media Dock

Format

3D mode

360 Resol.

Refinement

Motion blur

Max lighting

Format > Output size

Image

PNG, JPG, EXR

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  • 2K Full HD 1920 x 1080

  • 4K UHD 3840 x 2160

  • Custom (maximum 64K, up to 61440 x 61440)

Panorama

PNG, JPG, EXR

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  • 2K (2048 x 1024)

  • 4K (4096 x 2048)

  • 6K (6144 x 3072)

  • 8K (8192 x 4096)

  • 16K (16384 x 8192)

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Description of the Export Settings

The following table describes the export settings that you can modify for images and panoramas that are exported locally.

Setting

Description

Format

Sets the file format of exported images or panoramas.

By default, images and panoramas are saved in PNG.

PNG

  • Exports in 8-bit RGB format.

  • Compressed using lossless compression, which results in file sizes larger than JPGs but without any data loss.

JPG

  • Exports in 8-bit RGB format.

  • Compressed using lossy compression, which results in smaller file sizes than PNGs but with some data loss.

EXR

  • OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) bitmap file.

  • Exports in 32-bit RGB format.

  • Contains a large quantity of information on exposure, color, and tonality.

  • Ideal for post-production editing in graphics applications.

  • When saved as panoramas, EXR files can be imported as skydomes or HDR files into Twinmotion or any other programs that support this type of light map.

Color gradients in the Camera > Visual Effects > Color Gradient setting are not applied to exported EXR files. However, Contrast and Saturation levels in this setting will be applied.

Options: PNG, JPG, EXR

3D Mode

Enables or disables 3D Mode (stereoscopic view) on exported images and panoramas.

For available image export resolutions, refer to the Output size setting.

For available panorama export resolutions, refer to the 360 Resol. setting.

By default, this setting is disabled.

Options: On, Off

360 Resol.(for panoramas only)

Sets the resolution of exported panoramas. A higher value increases the size of panoramas, and increases the time it takes for Twinmotion to export the panoramas.

Panoramas can be exported in Standard or in 3D mode. The size of exported panoramas differs depending on the resolution and mode that is selected.

By default, the resolution for panoramas is set to 4K.

Options: 2K, 4K, 6K, 8K, 16K

Output size (for images only)

Sets the output size (resolution) and aspect ratio for locally exported images and images displayed in Local or Cloud Presentations.

Images can be exported in Standard or in 3D mode. The size of exported images differs depending on the resolution and mode that is selected.

By default, the resolution for images is set to 2K.

Options: 2K Full HD 1920 x 1080, 4K UHD 3840 x 2160, Custom

To view images using custom output sizes in a presentation, enable Media framing in the advanced settings of the presentation when creating it. This activates the Safe Frame option in the Preferences panel of the presentation, letting viewers decide whether or not to view images using their custom aspect ratios.

Custom > Higher-resolution

When Higher-resolution is enabled, you can export and render images at very high resolutions without being restricted by the memory limits of your computer's Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). When this option is enabled, images can be exported at a maximum custom resolution of 64K (up to 61440 x 61440 pixels).

If the custom output size of an image is set to a resolution higher than 8K (7680 × 4320), we recommend enabling this option to avoid GPU memory limits.

Export times can increase when enabling this option.

Limitations: Enabling Higher-resolution can affect the quality of the following visual settings in rendered images: Screen Space Reflections (SSR), Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), Global Illumination (GI), Lens flare, Depth of Field (DoF), and Bloom.

Options: On, Off

Refinement (for images only)

Enables or disables Refinement on exported images, and sets the refinement quality.

When Refinement is disabled, the only area of the scene that is used to create reflections is the area that is visible in the Viewport. When Refinement is enabled, the range of the area that affects reflections is increased beyond the Viewport, which can result in more realistic looking reflections. The higher the quality of the refinement setting, the larger the area of the scene that will be used.

By default, this setting is disabled.

Options: Off, Low, Medium, High

Enabling Refinement on images is GPU-intensive and may result in the unexpected closing of Twinmotion.

Motion blur

Enables or disables Motion blur on exported images and panoramas. When enabled, motion blur is visible on animated objects, characters and vehicles.

By default, this setting is disabled.

Options: On, Off

Max lighting

Enables or disables Max lighting on exported images and panoramas.

You should enable this setting when exporting a group of day scenes and night scenes at the same time; this ensures that night scenes are not under-exposed.

By default, this setting is disabled.

Options: On, Off

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