An initial focus is said to be architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).
Epic Games and Autodesk, Inc. announced a strategic collaboration to "accelerate immersive real-time 3D experiences across industries". They plan to make immersive environments and collaborative workflows easily accessible to designers, engineers, and construction professionals, allowing them to deliver more innovative projects in less time.
The two teams announced that the first collaborative integrated offering will be Epic Games’ Twinmotion for Autodesk Revit. Revit can be used to design, document, and deliver building and infrastructure projects, while Twinmotion boosts the process with real-time rendering. Autodesk revealed they'll make Twinmotion for Revit available to all Revit customers as part of an upcoming release.
"The integration between Autodesk Revit and Twinmotion promises to deliver a truly seamless, real-time 3D experience for design professionals," said Marc Petit, Epic Games’ Vice President, Unreal Engine Ecosystem. "We share a common goal with Autodesk, giving customers more time to be innovative. By tapping into Epic’s ecosystem of real-time 3D tools and libraries, users can spend more time bringing their designs to life and less time handling complex data and technical workflows."
"We know our customers are looking for more visualization and collaboration experiences through extended reality," added 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."