Enscape 3D What’s New

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RHINO SUPPORT


Enscape is now fully integrated into Rhino (except for sound simulation). If you’re already using Enscape, no additional license is required. You can now use Enscape for Rhino as well. Rhino’s built in area lights are supported. Enscape supports Rhino’s default material parameters out of the box. However, the Rhino plugin also supports the same material name keywords as our existing SketchUp plugin. All plugins use the same installer. You can also install Enscape on your machine without an administrator account.

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IMPROVED SOUND SIMULATION

Enscape’s sound simulation is now available for SketchUpEnscape standalone executable EXE files also contain the sound simulation. We also extended our range of supported formats to *.ogg, *.mp3, *.flac, *.aiff, *.au and *.raw.

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SKETCHUP PROXY SUPPORT

To allow for even more detailed scenes without affecting performance, Enscape now supports placeholder objects in SketchUp proxies for highly detailed geometry.

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HORIZON PRESETS


Enscape now offers a selection of Horizon Presets. The advantage of a Horizon Preset is that you can still use Enscape’s dynamic sky to modify the time of day or season while presenting your project in an exciting looking environment. This feature replaces the former Ground Plane option.

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IMPROVED VIEW SELECTION


You can now search for you favorite 3D Views in the view drop down menu. Additionally, you can click on the camera or sun icon that appears while you hover over the view name. This allows you to set the position or sun location without loading the whole view.

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PRESENTATION MODE

Enscape 2.1 introduces an extremely easy to use yet powerful Presentation Mode! You’re now able to select your favorite camera views and switch between them through an expandable sidebar menu inside the Enscape view window. You’ll see thumbnail images for each view, which you can click on to immediately jump to the view’s location – including the associated time of day. Your favorite views will also be available in your exported standalone executable EXE file.

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AREA LIGHT SUPPORT


Enscape 2.1 now features the complete range of light emitting shapes offered by Revit and Rhino. This includes support for linear, rectangular, spherical and disc-shaped lights. We’ve also improved our IES light implementation, which now supports arbitrary and non-symmetric IES distribution shapes.

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IMPROVED RENDERING SPEED AND QUALITY

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve eliminated the Noise Reduction slider. Instead, Enscape will now automatically make sure you’re getting the most optimal and noise free results when exporting screenshots, videos or panoramas. Rendering times for most scenes have decreased significantly while the lighting simulation quality has been improved – allowing you and your team to accurately visualize what your design will look like after it has been built.

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QR CODES FOR PANORAMAS


It’s now much simpler to export the QR code for your uploaded Panorama. Simply copy it into an email or save it to a file. You can even print and pin them onto a real world location to offer a glimpse into the future of this location!

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MINIMAP ENHANCEMENT


By pressing M, you get a Minimap in Enscape. With our new version, you can now click into the Minimap to teleport your virtual camera. You can also zoom our using the mouse wheel and change the window size by dragging the corner.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware requirements

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.

Graphics card

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.

Software requirements

Windows 7 64 Bit SP1 or higher is required to run Enscape.
We support:

Revit 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Revit LT is not supported

SketchUp Make & Pro 2016 and 2017

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.

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