Twinmotion 2023.2 review: poaches tech from Unreal Engine 5, and is better for it

Twinmotion 2023.2 now has Unreal Engine 5's Lumen and Adobe Substance 3D support - what's not love?

Twinmotion 2023.2 review; a stylish home rendered in Twinmotion
(Image: © Epic Games)

Our Verdict

Twinmotion 2023.2 is a strong update with a number of well developed and integrated features. A few years ago I expected this real-time visualisation tool to be superseded by better alternatives but instead it has gone from strength to strength since its acquisition at the hands of Epic Games.

For

  • Real-time global illumination
  • Animation support
  • New studio lighting setup

Against

  • No blend shape animation support
  • There are better renderers

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Twinmotion 2023.2 is the latest version of Epic Games' rendering visualiser, and its fast-becoming one of the best around, so much so that when the new features of Twinmotion 2023.2 were previewed I just had to write a piece and let everyone know to put this on their radar. 

Twinmotion 2023.2 details

What is it? A real-time 3D visualisation tool and renderer, creating panoramas, standard or 360-degree VR scenes
New features
Lumen dynamic GI and reflections, Early Access support for importing animated files, Adobe Substance 3D material support
Developer Epic Games
Price Free to students, commercial license $749 / £742.80

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Twinmotion 2023.2 review: poaches tech from Unreal Engine 5, and is better for it

Twinmotion 2023.2 is a strong update with a number of well developed and integrated features. A few years ago I expected this real-time visualisation tool to be superseded by better alternatives but instead it has gone from strength to strength since its acquisition at the hands of Epic Games.

Paul Hatton
Writer

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.