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Design tomorrow, experience today


Unreal Engine’s high-fidelity real-time environment lets you rapidly iterate to create the best version of your vision, catch costly design errors early, and communicate your design intent to stakeholders. From immersive VR & AR experiences to glossy brochures and marketing videos, Unreal Engine is a complete solution for your architectural visualization needs.

Built for success

Unreal Engine is a complete suite of creation tools for photoreal visuals and real-time immersive experiences. With uncompromised quality, powerful performance, and proven results, Unreal Engine is the flexible, open platform you can rely on.

Frictionless data import and optimization—built in

Easily repurpose data from a host of DCC, CAD, and BIM formats. Included with Unreal Engine, Datasmith supports high-fidelity conversion of entire scenes, automates optimization processes, and lets you iterate to your heart’s content. You can save hours, days, or even weeks.
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Highest-quality visuals from concept to close

Whenever quality is key—from initial pitches to early design reviews, accurate light studies, and polished sales and marketing tools—Unreal Engine delivers picture-perfect pixels. With real-time ray tracing and film-quality post-process effects, getting the look you want is easy.

The flexibility to take your asset anywhere

With support for a multitude of deployment platforms, Blueprint visual scripting, and access to source code, you’re free to create whatever you need: develop custom interactions, deliver real-time presentations remotely, design guided virtual tours, and so much more. 
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Around the globe, architectural firms are discovering the benefits of Unreal Engine

We’re very happy with the performance and visual results we’re getting using Unreal Engine [...] Real-time ray tracing lets us push the boundaries of what we can achieve with immersive visualization.
- José Pareja Gómez, Lead Designer/Lead VR Developer, Zaha Hadid Architects

Digital twins for architecture

A digital twin is a 3D model of a physical entity like a building or city, but with live, continuous data updating its functions and processes in real time, providing a means for analyzing and optimizing a structure.
Visit the Digital Twins hub for case studies using Unreal Engine.
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Other case studies

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A new approach to urban design and planning

Cornell University is working with Kohn Pedersen Fox, FXCollaborative, Esri, and Epic Games to develop a new collaborative real-time design solution that will change the way the next generation of architects and designers approach urban design and planning.
Find out more

Key features

Get your data ready
for real time in less time

Whether you model in 3ds Max, Revit, SketchUp Pro, Rhino, Cinema 4D, or one of many other CAD, BIM, and DCC solutions, getting your data into Unreal Engine is fast and easy. Datasmith’s nondestructive reimport feature lets you continue to iterate in your source package without losing downstream changes you’ve made in Unreal Engine. And with access to Python scripting, you can fully automate your data preparation tasks.

Photoreal and stylized rendering
at blazing speeds

Create incredibly realistic or slickly stylized visuals and immersive experiences in a fraction of a second per frame! Unreal Engine's physically based rasterized and hybrid ray-traced rendering, flexible node-based material graph, comprehensive material library, HDR image-based skylights, and so much more make convincingly communicating your design intent for both interiors and exteriors a breeze.

real-time collaboration

With Unreal Engine’s comprehensive file format support, you can aggregate design data from different sources and contributors, and see your entire project in a single place. What’s more, with multi-user editing and review, you can share your design with stakeholders in collaborative design reviews, and iterate on it with other team members—even remote ones—in multi-user editing sessions.

One asset,
all your deliverables

Explore and present your designs wherever your stakeholders want to consume them: interactively on a touchscreen or desktop PC, at human scale in VR or a CAVE, or in a glossy brochure or slick video. Use Pixel Streaming to deliver full-quality interactive content to remote participants on any device, even a smartphone. Once your asset is in Unreal Engine, the choice of how and where to output it is yours.

Get the world’s most open and advanced creation platform

No matter which licensing option you choose, there is only one Unreal Engine. With no need for additional plugins or purchases, Unreal Engine comes production-ready out of the box.

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