Twinmotion updates

What's new

Twinmotion 2023.1

Key features from this release

Enhanced, streamlined user interface

It's time for a makeover! Twinmotion 2023.1 sports a fresh new UI that is not only more pleasing to the eye, but also increases your productivity by bringing previously buried functionality to the surface and reducing the number of clicks it takes to access controls. No more "More"!

Environments and backgrounds to fit your project

Industry templates

New templates targeted at various industries offer a range of interior and exterior environments to show off your design. These provide a fast and easy starting point for your visualization, including multiple camera views; simply swap in your asset for the one in the template, and you’re ready to export your media. 

Procedural cycloramas

We’ve added several new procedural cyclorama assets to simulate curved backdrops used in product shots. The width, depth, and height can be adjusted for each asset, as well as the radius of the curves, so you can quickly create the ideal background to match the scale and proportions of your product. 

Path Tracer enhancements

In this release, enhancements to the Path Tracer include support for decals (including hundreds of high-quality Quixel Megascans) and volumetric fog, as well as improved sky rendering. In addition, transparent objects now render correctly with depth of field. 

New materials

Product visualization materials

We’ve added 78 new materials with 4K textures—making them suitable for close-up camera views—to the Fabric, Leather, Plastic, and Metal categories, hosted on the cloud. While originally created for product visualization (they are tagged "prodviz" to make them easy to find), these materials will be useful across a wide range of industries.

Expanded Glass material library

Enhancements to the Glass base materials now enable you to simulate a wide range of materials such as glass that casts colored shadows when path traced, together with polychromatic, sandblasted, and frosted glass. Twenty-two new materials have been added to the Glass material library as a result.

Car Paint material library

We’ve added a new material type aimed at automotive visualization, with dedicated parameters and features for handling effects specific to car paint, such as Flakes and Orange Peel, enabling you to simulate a wide range of finishes including chameleon and pearlescent paint. There are 34 new materials in this category.

New ready-posed humans and standard assets

Since 2022.2, we’ve added over 300 new ready-posed humans in categories such as Summer, Business, Construction, Travel, and University, and nearly a thousand standard assets in Backyard, Sport Equipment, Storage, Decoration, Bathroom, Office, and Healthcare categories. 

And there's more!

Improved base materials

Improvements to base materials include the ability to use either a separate texture or an embedded alpha channel as an Opacity map; new Color Correction controls on input textures; the availability of the X-ray feature on every base material; and significantly better quality Parallax Offset Mapping, without impacting performance.

Built-in Twinmotion Datasmith file exporter

In this release, we’re replacing the Twinmotion Datasmith Importer Plugin with a built-in Twinmotion Datasmith file exporter and new, much smaller Datasmith Twinmotion Content for Unreal Engine Plugin, improving download speeds, minimizing UE project sizes, and helping ensure materials are properly applied to assets that are from the cloud.

Optimized Twinmotion file format

The Twinmotion file format has been modified in a number of ways to improve file size, scene saving/loading times, and global performance, including the deduplication of identical meshes and textures; multithreaded compression on scene saving; and the compression and embedding of HDRI files in Twinmotion files.

Improved viewport display

Twinmotion now uses Temporal Super Resolution (TSR) to upsample the viewport display, resulting in higher-quality viewport rendering than in previous versions with no impact on performance. 

See all the updates

Take a look at the release notes to get more details on all the new features and enhancements in Twinmotion 2023.1.

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