Creating Videos

Learn how to create videos in Twinmotion.

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In Twinmotion, you can create videos and provide a curated animated view of your 3D models and scenes. You can apply visual settings and effects to the entire video or to parts of the video, add phasing and scene states to show the construction stages of a project, create visual time lapses by changing the visual settings of video parts, and add visual transitions between each video part.

For information on phasing and scene states, refer to Phasing and Scene States.

Creating a Video

  1. In the Viewport, select the point of view that you want to use as the starting point for the video.

  2. Click the Media icon to open the Media dock.

    Open the Media dock

  3. In the Media dock, click Video.

    Click Video in the Media dock

  4. To create a video, click Create video.

    Click Create Video

    The first keyframe and the first part are created. In Twinmotion, a keyframe is a specific point of view in the scene, and a part corresponds to the beginning and end of an animated sequence.

    New keyframe and part

    The first keyframe in the first part

  5. In the Viewport, move the camera to the next point of view in the scene where you want the camera to go to.

  6. Click the Create keyframe (+) icon to the right of the keyframe.

    Create keyframe icon

    A second keyframe is created.

    New keyframe created

    The second keyframe in the first part

  7. To continue adding keyframes, repeat steps 5 and 6.

    Keyframes can be added before or after other keyframes. To add a keyframe before another keyframe, click the Create keyframe (+) icon located on the left side of the currently selected keyframe.

Creating a New Video Part

  1. In the Viewport, select the point of view that you want to use as the starting point for the new part.

  2. In the Toolbar, click the New video part icon.

    New video part icon

    A new video part and keyframe are created.

    New video part created

  3. To add another keyframe in the new part, move the camera in the Viewport and click the Create keyframe (+) icon located on the right side of the keyframe.

    Create keyframe icon

    A new keyframe is created.

    New keyframe created

  4. To continue adding keyframes, repeat step 3.

Applying Visual Transitions Between Parts

To create a smooth visual transition between the parts of a video, you can apply a Fade to black or a Fade to white transition effect between the video parts.

A Fade to black transition between two parts in a video

To apply a visual transition:

  1. Collapse all the parts of the video, or collapse only the part where you want to create a transition.

    • To collapse all the parts in a video, in the Toolbar click the Collapse/expand parts icon.

      Collapse parts icon

    • To collapse only one part, click the ellipsis (...) to the right of the part name, and in the menu select Collapse.

      Select Collapse

  2. Click one of the Transition icons in the part.

    Transition icon

  3. In the menu select Fade to black or Fade to white.

    Select transition

To remove a visual transition:

  • Click the Transition icon and in the menu select Cut.

Previewing Videos

To preview a video, use the video controls in the Toolbar, or move the scrubber from the beginning to the end of the part.

Previewing a video

Visual Settings for Videos

You can change the output size and phasing settings for an entire video, and you can also change and apply visual settings for individual parts and keyframes.

Changing the Output Size and Phasing Settings

By default, standard videos are created using the default 2K display resolution (Full HD 1920 x 1080), but you can also create them in 4K display resolution (UHD 3840 x 2160) or in any custom format or aspect ratio of your choice.

You can also save videos in 3D, 360°, or 360°3D mode in the export settings of the Export dock. 360°and 360°3D videos can also be saved in 8K display resolution (UHD 7680 x 4320).

To open the Output size and Phasing settings:

  1. In the Media dock, click Video.

  2. Hover over the thumbnail of a video, and click More.

    More under video

  3. The Output size and Phasing settings are displayed.

    Video output and phasing settings

To change the Output size:

  • Click Output size and select 2K or 4K.

    Select output size of video

    If you want to specify a custom format, click More.

    Select custom video format

To apply or remove phasing:

  1. Click Phasing.

  2. To apply phasing, select a phasing in the menu.

    To remove phasing, select None in the menu.

    Phasing settings

Changing the Visual Settings of Parts and Keyframes

For more information about the visual settings, refer to Visual Settings for Media.

  1. In the Media dock, click Video.

  2. Click the video that you want to edit.

  3. Select the part (or optionally the keyframe) you want to edit.

  4. Open the visual settings for the part or the keyframe.

    • To open the visual settings for a part, click Settings.

      Open the visual settings for a part

    • To open the visual settings for a keyframe, hover over the keyframe and click More.

      Open the visual settings for a keyframe

Copying and Pasting Visual Settings on Keyframes

Visual settings that are applied to one keyframe can quickly be applied to other keyframes by using the Copy Ambience and Paste Ambience commands in the Keyframe menu.

  1. Hover over the keyframe that has the visual settings that you want to copy.

  2. Click the ellipsis (...) to open the Keyframe menu.

    Open the Keyframe menu

  3. Select Copy ambience.

    Copy ambience command

  4. Hover over the keyframe where you want to paste the visual settings.

  5. Click the ellipsis (...) to open the Keyframe menu.

  6. Select Paste ambience.

    Paste ambience command

Creating Time-lapse Videos with Visual Settings

You can specify a start and an end for visual settings and create a visual time-lapse of a scene. For example, you might want to show the difference in lighting and shadow effects in your scene when going from sunrise to sunset. To do so, you can use the Start/End ambience command in the Part menu.

  1. Select a video part.

  2. Click the ellipsis (...) to open the Part menu.

    Open the Part menu

  3. In the menu, select Start/End ambience. This sets the starting and ending points for the visual settings in the part.

    Start/End ambience command

  4. Depending on the time-lapse effect that you want to achieve, you can change the visual settings for both the first and the last keyframe in a part, or change the visual settings for only the first keyframe or the last keyframe.

    • To open the visual settings of the first keyframe, click Start.

    • To open the visual settings of the last keyframe, click End.

    Click Start or End

    The visual settings that you can change appear in the Media dock.

    Video visual settings

  5. Adjust the visual settings, and return to the video to preview the changes.

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