Start Using Enscape to Create Your SketchUp Renders
Creating a SketchUp Render is Easy with Enscape
Enscape is a real-time render plugin that empowers you to create beautiful, realistic renderings in a matter of seconds, all from within your favorite 3D modelling software.
Why use Enscape for SketchUp?
The Enscape SketchUp render plugin provides you with the ability to render, walkthrough, flythrough, create animations, and virtually experience your model in 3D.
Using Enscape as your SketchUp renderer can help you bring your visualizations to life since Enscape comes with a built-in asset library with over 2,300 high-quality assets, a materials editor and lighting options for SketchUp.
How to Create a SketchUp Rendering in Enscape
Using Enscape for SketchUp rendering provides you with an instant photorealistic snapshot of your 3D model. Once installed, Enscape will appear in SketchUp under the ‘Extensions’ tab on the menu. You can choose to either access the Enscape functions via this drop–down menu, or by activating the Enscape toolbar.
SketchUp Rendering Pro Tips
- Add light sources to your model to brighten up your project. From SketchUp, go to Extensions -> Enscape -> Enscape Objects.
- Keep your model clean by taking out extra geometry and materials – the lighter your model is, the better it will perform in both SketchUp and Enscape.
- Use renderable proxies within your SketchUp model, such as vegetation and Enscape will transform them into high-polygon, detailed objects that look very realistic
- Use Enscape’s roughness map settings to adjust the roughness of your materials and create realistic surfaces, such as crisp reflections and matte surfaces