Initially working in Twinmotion 2020, Orfila was importing the Rhino files via FBX, which resulted in very large files, long load and save times, and slower viewport performance. But with the arrival of Twinmotion 2021 came a new Datasmith Exporter plugin for Rhino.
“That improved all those initial issues we encountered, making our files more streamlined and responsive,” says Pacheco. “It definitely made our workflow 50 percent quicker.”
Using the plugin, you can either import the Datasmith file into Twinmotion, or directly link the two packages so that edits made in Rhino are reflected in Twinmotion in a nondestructive manner. It’s even possible to synchronize data from multiple sources at once. Datasmith Exporter plugins with Direct Link functionality are also available for Archicad, Revit, RIKCAD, and SketchUp Pro, while the same functionality is built right into Vectorworks.