TwinMotion - for animation, architecture and design - Nottingham Trent University



TwinMotion is a powerful real-time visualisation software, which allows for the importation of 3D assets/CAD designs to create dynamic 3D experiences, materials, weather patterns and walk through animations. It’s part of a professional workflow within Architecture, Consumer Products, and many creative industries. On this course you will learn the basics of TwinMotion and be introduced to modern visualisation techniques and gain an understanding of how you can incorporate real-time environments into workflows used across creative industries such as VFX, architecture, product design and fashion. You will learn and explore various methods for creating 3D experiences, from adding textures and materials to creating effortless foliage and weather effects for 2D Rendering and motion-based animations. By the end of the course, you will have the skills to be able to create 3D experiences in TwinMotion and have a completed project to add to your portfolio. The course is divided into four sections. Section one • Introduction to TwinMotion • Interface – menus, scenes, tabs • Using transformation tools and traversing the workspace • Why knowing your asset size is important. Section two • Importing and manipulating objects • Adding assets from the library • Materials and textures – creating and applying digital textures • Applying weather and foliage Section three • Rendering – setting up the camera, lighting and environment • 2D image renders • Motion based animations – walk throughs and camera movements What will I gain? By the end of the course, you will have the skills to be able to create 3D experiences in TwinMotion, add texture to your models for a realistic effect and have a completed project to add to your portfolio. Level: Intermediate / Professional Entry requirement: You should have experience of working in a creative environment, but no formal qualifications in design are required. Basic computer skills essential. Tutor profile: Sarah Kay Beardsley started her career in London as a freelance model-maker. She then developed her digital skills and began working at both Nottingham Trent University and Ravensbourne University London, teaching additive manufacturing, CAD/CAM and Rhino3D. Sarah has taught digital fashion with BA students and helped NTU become one of the first universities in the UK to present a digital-only fashion collection which appeared in Forbes, Vogue and WWD. She has been a co-developer and trainer of 3D digital language, asset, and environment creation (Blender3D, Rhino3D & Photogrammetry) for many years, helping her students to navigate the ever-changing digital world.

What's included in the price?

Three days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Evenings
  • Suitable for beginners
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ