Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 Posted by Jim Thacker

Twinmotion is now free to indie artists and studios

Epic Games has brought in new pricing for Twinmotion, its real-time visualization software.

With the release of Twinmotion 2023.2.4, the commercial version of Twinmotion is free to artists and studios earning under $1 million/year, and via a $445/year subscription for larger studios.

Use Twinmotion free on commercial jobs if you’re an indie artist or studio
The move is part of a wider series of price changes to Epic Games’ products, including Unreal Engine and RealityCapture, announced by the company last month.

With the release of Twinmotion 2023.2.4, Epic Games has ditched the old free non-commercial Community Edition of the software, and made commercial licenses available free to anyone earning under $1 million/year.

As with the Community Edition, free accounts do not include access to cloud-based collaboration platform Twinmotion Cloud, but exports are no longer capped at 2K resolution.

For students and educators, the old non-commercial Education Edition has also been dropped in favour of the more general free commercial license.

New subscription-only pricing for larger studios
For larger studios, the old $749 perpetual license has been replaced by a $445/seat/year subscription.

Twinmotion and RealityCapture are also available as part of the new $1,850/seat/year Unreal Engine subscriptions – again, only payable by studios with revenue over $1 million/year.

New features in Twinmotion 2023.2.1 to 2023.2.4: updates to Ambience settings and decals
Aside from the new pricing, no changes are listed in the Twinmotion 2023.2.4 release notes.

However, since the release of Twinmotion 2023.2 last October, Epic has added a number of new features to the software, including a Chromatic Aberration slider in the Ambience panel, and the option to paste Ambience settings between images.

There is also a new parallax setting for decals, improving the impression of surface depth, and support for procedural materials in Substance 3D format has been improved.

Price and system requirements
Twinmotion 2023.2.4 is available for Windows 10+ and macOS 12.5+.

Integration plugins are available for CAD and DCC apps including 3ds Max 2017+, SketchUp Pro 2019+ and Unreal Engine 4.27+.

You can find details of the new pricing in the story above.

Read Epic Games’ FAQs about the new Twinmotion pricing

Read a full list of new features in Twinmotion in the online changelog

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