You can now install Enscape for ArchiCAD and make use of all the known functions for Real-Time Rendering and virtual reality. Your materials, lights, etc. are instantly recognized and are automatically updated whenever you change them.
Creating a video path has never been easier in the AEC industry when using Enscape. Simply insert and edit keyframes, adjust Time of Day, Field of View or the camera movement.
At any point during a walkthrough you can capture phenomenal scenes from your project whilst in virtual reality. Once captured, high-quality screenshots will be rendered as a batch once VR mode has been exited.
Enscape’s standalone export feature enables your visualisations to run on your customer’s computer, without them having to install additional architectural software. Set rendering quality or virtual reality with just one click.
With the enhanced water settings you can make your projects even more engaging. Decide whether you want quiet or turbulent water;
adjust the watercolor to better compliment to your project
Rendering quality of reflections has been improved (sharper during movement)
Integrated Minimap in the Virtual Reality menu
Smoother shadow transitions during time-lapse videos
Export uncompressed video for post-production
New materials in Revit and Revit 2019 now supported
Proxies in SketchUp now reload automatically
TGA textures are now supported in SketchUp’s material editor
Area lights are now available in SketchUp (Line, Rectangular, Disc)
Improved grass rendering
Transparent Textures now supported in Rhino
Save Enscape views to Rhino
Enscape’s bottleneck is usually the graphics card (GPU). If your CPU and RAM is sufficient to load your projects in Revit without problems, it will be enough for Enscape. However, the CPU can speed up the loading time. The requirements are the identical for running Enscape with your construction application as a plugin, or running the exported standalone executable.
You need an NVIDIA or AMD graphics chip (OpenGL 4.2 compatible) with a minimum of 2GB memory:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460/Quadro 2000 and newer
AMD Radeon HD 6800 series/FirePro W5000 and newer
We currently do not support the following hardware:
Radeon 6000 mobile GPUs
Intel onboard GPUs
Please check that you have the newest driver version installed, which ensures compatibility and performance.
Enscape does only use one GPU at a time, so a multi GPU setup is currently not beneficial. We recommend using a modern gaming GPU, since there is no serious performance benefit in using professional GPUs (e.g. NVIDIA Quadro). If you want to use Enscape with virtual reality and large projects, pick the fastest gaming card you can afford to ensure a smooth experience.
The best results for real-time Rendering and virtual reality can usually be achieved using the newest available graphics cards such as the AMD Radeon Pro WX-series or Nvidia GeForce GTX 10-series.
Windows 7 64 Bit SP1 or higher is required to run Enscape.
Revit 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Revit LT is not supported
SketchUp Make & Pro 2016, 2017 and 2018
Rhino 5.0 64bit and 6.0 WIP
ArchiCAD 21 and 22
There are conflicts with two other Revit plugins: Colorizer and Techviz. To avoid incompatibilities, please uninstall them before using Enscape.
Virtual machine / VDI
If you have trouble with the mouse input on your VDI system, please try to activate the “Enable Relative Mouse” option (Options → Enable Relative Mouse) in your VMware Horizon Client . See this article for a little bit more details. Unfortunately this option is not available in the WebClient.