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How to Use Twinmotion Built into Revit: A Comprehensive Guide

Autodesk Revit and Twinmotion are powerful tools for architects, designers, and construction professionals. The integration of Twinmotion directly within Revit simplifies the process of creating stunning, real-time visualizations without needing to export and import files manually. This guide will walk you through the steps to effectively use Twinmotion built into Revit.

Step 1: Install Twinmotion and the Direct Link Plugin

Ensure you have Twinmotion installed and the Direct Link plugin for Revit. This plugin allows seamless synchronization between Revit and Twinmotion.

  1. Download Twinmotion: Visit the Twinmotion website and download the latest version of the software.
  2. Install Direct Link Plugin: Download and install the Twinmotion Direct Link plugin from the Epic Games Launcher or the Twinmotion website. Follow the installation instructions.

Step 2: Prepare Your Revit Model

A well-prepared Revit model ensures a smoother transition to Twinmotion. Here are some tips:

  • Clean Up the Model: Remove any unnecessary elements that are not required for visualization. This includes hidden geometry, unnecessary detail levels, and any extraneous furniture or fixtures.
  • Set Materials and Textures: Ensure that your materials and textures are properly assigned in Revit. This will help when you apply more detailed materials in Twinmotion.
  • Organize Elements: Group similar elements together to make it easier to manage them in Twinmotion.

Step 3: Launch Twinmotion from Revit

With the Direct Link plugin installed, you can now directly link your Revit model to Twinmotion.

  1. Open Your Model: Launch Revit and open the model you want to visualize.
  2. Use the Twinmotion Direct Link: Navigate to the Add-Ins tab in Revit, and you will find the Twinmotion Direct Link. Click on it to open the Twinmotion interface within Revit.
  3. Synchronize the Model: Click the Synchronize button to export your Revit model to Twinmotion. This will open Twinmotion with your model already loaded.

Step 4: Enhance Your Visualization in Twinmotion

Once your model is in Twinmotion, you can start enhancing it with Twinmotion’s powerful tools.

  • Apply Materials: Use Twinmotion’s extensive material library to apply realistic textures to your model. You can drag and drop materials directly onto surfaces.
  • Add Lighting: Twinmotion allows you to add various types of lighting to your scene, including sunlight, artificial lights, and ambient lighting. Adjust these to create the desired mood and realism.
  • Insert Objects and Vegetation: Twinmotion’s library includes a wide range of objects and vegetation that you can use to populate your scene. This includes furniture, people, trees, and more.
  • Adjust Environment Settings: Customize the environment settings such as weather, time of day, and location to create realistic contexts for your project.
  • Create Animations and VR Experiences: Twinmotion enables you to create walkthroughs, flyovers, and VR experiences to showcase your design interactively.

Step 5: Synchronize Changes

One of the key benefits of using Twinmotion built into Revit is the ability to synchronize changes seamlessly.

  1. Modify in Revit: Make any necessary changes or updates to your model in Revit.
  2. Resynchronize with Twinmotion: Go back to the Twinmotion Direct Link in the Add-Ins tab and click Synchronize again. Twinmotion will update the model with the latest changes from Revit, keeping your visualization current.

Step 6: Export Your Visualizations

Once you’re satisfied with your enhancements, you can export your visualizations.

  • Images and Videos: Export high-resolution images and videos of your scene. Twinmotion allows you to set different viewpoints and create animation sequences.
  • 360° Panoramas and VR: Create immersive 360° panoramas and VR content that can be experienced on various devices.

Tips for Best Results

  • Regular Updates: Keep both Revit and Twinmotion updated to the latest versions to take advantage of new features and improvements.
  • Optimize Performance: For large models, consider breaking them into smaller parts to optimize performance in Twinmotion.
  • Utilize Twinmotion Community: Engage with the Twinmotion community for tips, tutorials, and troubleshooting advice.


By integrating Twinmotion directly within Revit, you can streamline your workflow and create high-quality visualizations with ease. This seamless connection allows you to focus more on design and presentation, making your projects more dynamic and impressive. Whether you’re presenting to clients, stakeholders, or exploring design ideas, the built-in Twinmotion functionality in Revit is a powerful tool to enhance your architectural visualization capabilities.

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