Editor’s note: WRAL TechWire’s weekly Deep Dive feature this week focuses on a newly announced partnership between Epic Games and Autodesk aiming to make project designs more immersive.
CARY – Epic Games is teaming with Silicon Valley-based Autodesk to bring a suite of immersive real-time tools to the architecture, engineering and construction markets.
“The joint effort is a natural fit for both Epic and Autodesk. Creators are using real-time 3D technology to change the world, from the way we interact with fashion brands and experience music, to the way cars are designed and houses are sold,” Epic says in a blog post.
Privately held Epic brings its Unreal interactive games engine technology and its visualization tool known as Twinmotion to the partnership that was announced Tuesday. Autodesk, a $4 billion software firm with global reach, plans to incorporate Epic’s tools as part of its Autodesk Revit plan. Revit is a product for “designing, documenting, and delivering building and infrastructure projects,” Epic noted in a blog.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Autodesk says the partnership will enable customers to “[c]ommunicate your design intent with unparalleled realism, driving better decision-making and outcomes. Seamlessly translate intent with real-time sync.”

“Simply put, our goal is to help creators do what they love best by breaking down barriers between tools. Expect better-connected workflows that remove technical roadblocks and open up creative avenues,” Epic says.

“To begin with, Autodesk Revit subscribers will have free access to Epic’s fast and easy visualization tool Twinmotion. Autodesk intends to make Twinmotion for Revit available to all Revit customers as part of an upcoming release.”

These images from Epic and Autodesk indicate how the partnership can be used:

“With Twinmotion, Revit users can easily bring their designs to life and create high-quality visualizations in a fast, interactive design process. Everything from stills and animations to immersive VR is possible,” Epic says.
The companies are not strangers in collaboration, having worked with each other for years.
“We know our customers are looking for more visualization and collaboration experiences through extended reality,” said Autodesk EVP of AEC Design, Amy Bunszel. “Together with Epic Games, we will expand on what’s possible. In immersive environments, designers can communicate to their project teams and clients with unparalleled realism how projects will look and feel upon completion for better decision-making and outcomes.”