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  1. I am also really excited to see either a direct export for Twinmotion 2020 or realtime rendering within VW via Redshift etc. Whatever happens realtime rendering is now on ever ones radar so its vital that VW supports this development, like they already have with Lumion. However as Lumion only work on PC not Mac at present so that excludes half the user base, and. a Mac native solution like Vectorworks to Twinmotion with a direct link would be amazing. Yesterday, I rendered out this 1 Min 45 second sequence in full 4K in under 45 mins on my MacBook Pro with EGPU set up for a Twinmotion Community competition. Hope you like it!
  2. @grant_PD I know that Cinema 4D has setting and material that allow this, but as the current Twinmottion doe snot offer Ray tracing, maybe the next version coming in November will allow this. As@Hans-Olav say the Twinmotion facebook page is a good place to ask this kind of thing? All the best !
  3. @grant_PD Try adjusting the glow under the setting menu for most textures. There is also Neon material you can use that will do this. Check out my channel for some nice free tutorials.Heres one simple one.
  4. @Aspect_Design Thanks for the advice, and that exactly the set up I am looking at for delivering our 3D rendering and visualisation services to support my clients, as well as for my own create work. I am also looking at getting a VR headset. Does anyone have good advice on that topic?
  5. @milezee Thanks for the reply. Its really appreciated. I have always run Macs, but fancy getting a "Beast PC" with top graphics just for rendering and Twinmotion for me an my colleagues, and alos training on. I do have a GPU which help also with Twinmotion on my MacBook Pro.
  6. @milezee How is you set up for Vectorworks speed and rendering, as I am currently researching getting a top spec PC to compliment my Mac set up? How does it run Twinmotion?
  7. @grant_PD This almost works apart form you have to reference the rendered image back into Vectorworks sheets, and they will update when you re-rendered and save over them. Not quite a smooth as viewport renders though.
  8. @Mark Aceto Great points Mark. For me the benefit of realtime rendering is about creativity, atmosphere, movement and animation rather than photorealistic still images. Renderworks is great as an inbuilt renderer for creating sheets directly with Vectorworks and can achieve some amazing results with the right techniques, but it may never allow you to create a night scene with snowflakes drifting down from the dark skies above, an animated sunrise on a misty morning, or shoal of fish swimming in a pond with the stare gently ripping in the breeze. It's a bit like the difference between a text book or manual and a piece of poetry or a short story! (See what I did there in italics) We need both but no one program can do everything perfectly and its better to focus on core strengths of each, and make the interaction as smooth as possible. What does anyone else think?
  9. @chaz Well spotted Chaz. Here my latest Best of Twinmotion 2019 Part II video if you are interested?:-
  10. @Taproot Well explained, and this method generally works well. However, a direct Sync plug-in is still very desirable as it makes it much simpler and more reliable for the user base!
  11. @Flaurini Yes, I started on MinCAD 4, ModelShop, and StrataVision so remember this well, and how painful it all was compared with todays workflows and hardware. These days the computers GPU Ram we have is a thousand times more powerful, and the workflow so seamless is a shame that we always want more! This was my final year Degree Project back in 1995 with a MAC II VX 4MB RAM. These project images, that took 3 weeks to model and 72 hrs to render a 640x480 pixel image! This image was for me a turning point, and changed my career as it made me realise the my love of architecture, 3d and computers was going to be my focus, and I still love it.
  12. @sak1850 I just posted another 45 Min project based Twinmotion Tutorial showing the direct link with SketchUP. Vectorworks already works well using the .C4D Export and .FBX etc, but a direct link form vectorworks is essential to make the process more seamless and simple for the average user. I really hope that the Vectorworks Direct link is made available by VW/ Unreal soon. Please let me know what you all think?
  13. @Flaurini I love Justins Videos. This is also great video for introducing the Vectorworks to Twinmotion workflow if you have patience as its 1 hr long!
  14. @sak1850 The Rotate texture option is under the scale button as a sub option.

 

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