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Datasmith Twinmotion Importer Plugin (Beta 2)

Epic Games - Dec 4, 2020

Created by Epic Games, this plugin allows you to start a project in Twinmotion and finish it in Unreal Engine. You will be able to import Twinmotion project files in the UE4 Editor the same way you can import *.udatasmith files. Some limitations apply.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.26
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Beta Notice:


This plugin is in beta 2 stage and has been updated to support Twinmotion 2021.1.


To help us refining the feature set and solve potential bugs, we encourage you to use the following communication channels:


Discussions: General discussions and questions about this feature will be hosted on the Unreal Engine discussion forums here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/c/development-discussion/datasmith/43


Bug reporting: If you have a Twinmotion file that isn’t importing correctly, share it with us. This form will let you send files to our team: https://forms.gle/WKw7CwJk2iq51Y5Y8


Survey: After you’ve had a chance to try a few projects, help us understand how well this feature works for you and define our next priorities by filling this short anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/hSBUNnR4zJCu9qnP6

Technical Details

Import Workflow:


The workflow, based on Datasmith, is identical to importing *.udatasmith files or CAD files. You will find an additional import format (*.TM) added to the list of files supported by Datasmith.


If you are not familiar with how Datasmith works, please consult the documentation here:

https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Engine/Content/Importing/Datasmith/HowTo/ImportingContent/index.html


Installation, Usage and Roadmap


You will need to install two (2) plugins to be able to successfully import Twinmotion files in Unreal:


  1. Datasmith Twinmotion Importer Plugin: Plugin handling file import through the existing Datasmith and Dataprep workflows.
  2. Twinmotion Content for Unreal Engine: Content library reflecting the content shipping with Twinmotion including Master Materials, Assets etc.


Please refer to this document for a complete description about how to install and use this plugin as well as information on what is expected to work, known issues and roadmap:


https://epicgames.ent.box.com/s/cq0ryuhpr4o9dytg2msl61k0dwd5ew7x