Abvent closes sale of Twinmotion to Epic Games

The world's leading gaming engine developer has purchased the 3D immersion and visualization software that revolutionized architectural project sharing

PARIS, May 13, 2019 -- France's Abvent Group has announced that it has sold Twinmotion, a leading 3D immersion software for architects and designers, to Epic Games, the Cary, North Carolina-based creator of the hit video game Fortnite and Emmy-award winning Unreal Engine software.

With the rapid evolution of real-time visualization, Abvent made it possible for Twinmotion to rise to the top of the world's leading architectural and urban planning software solutions by developing ground-breaking exploration and 3D immersion technologies for BIM models. Epic’s global reach will give Twinmotion the universal exposure that it needs to grow further.

"Abvent has been a leader in embracing real-time technology to help AEC professionals easily deliver stunningly detailed, lifelike representations of their designs using Twinmotion," said Marc Petit, General Manager, Unreal Engine, Epic Games. "At Epic, we succeed when our customers succeed. We’re thrilled to continue building this stellar and intuitive product to make high-end visualization even more accessible to the global architecture community."

"While Abvent has supported the design and BIM revolution since the beginning with flagship products like Artlantis and Graphisoft's ARCHICAD, we are now working on major software development, expanding our focus towards the digital support of building construction. In terms of strategy, the proceeds from the sale of Twinmotion will be re-invested into the further development of BIMoffice," said Xavier Soule, CEO, Abvent Group.

Given that Abvent dedicates more than 58% of its turnover to R&D, this latest commercial success confirms Abvent’s role as a technological innovator. The proceeds from the sale of Twinmotion will be redistributed to other ongoing technological projects.

About Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com.

About Abvent

With an international reach of nearly 250,000 users worldwide, France's Abvent Group is the developer and distributor of software solutions for 3D modeling, 3D rendering and project management in the fields of architecture, design, urban planning and landscaping. Abvent's cutting-edge approach to digital imagery has resulted in products and services that are innovative, powerful and easy-to-use: Graphisoft's ARCHICAD, Artlantis, Render[in] and BIMoffice. Abvent is also a founding shareholder of BIMobject, the world's leading BIM content platform.



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