Redesigned User Interface
- Improved visual setting workflow management
- Relocation of functions from the plugin toolbar to the renderer toolbar
- A new structure for displaying information in the renderer
- A new video timeline view and a change to video keyframes:
V = video editor and K = keyframe
Enhanced Video Editor
Enscape 3.0 introduces a new timeline view for quicker and easier video creation and editing. Users can easily add and edit keyframes, enter the time between keyframes and the time of day, and define the camera’s focal point and the camera field – all directly from the timeline.
Our 3D visual artists have scoured the globe (well, the internet, since travel isn’t really happening right now) for inspiration and have created 333 new assets which focus on iconic or specific assets to local regions. These include vehicles, objects, and species of vegation to help you produce more authentic, regional experiences within your designs.
Enscape v2.9 - New Features
Custom Asset Library
Being able to have your own object library has been one of the most-requested features from the community. With v2.9 we’re excited to announce that Enscape now supports custom assets!
With the new Custom Asset Library, you can import your own models into Enscape and start to create personalised design experiences. Whether you wish to use bespoke furniture, branded items, or even a specific species of tree within your visualisations.
It is possible to import single or multiple models with a file format of OBJ, FBX, and GLTF. These models can then be edited from within the Asset Library once they have been uploaded into Enscape. You can also try importing models from sites such as SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse, Free3D, CGTrader, and TurboSquid as long as they are in one of the supported file formats listed above, and have a poly count no greater than 20k.
Our new animated video textures will help you to introduce more unique elements and experiences to your design.
Imagine an interior living space or office with a working TV, or an urban scene with large digital displays like you see on New York’s Times Square. With Enscape’s video textures, you can fill your projects with a new level of animation together with perfect illumination.
SketchUp, Vectorworks, Rhino, and ArchiCAD users can assign video textures to the ‘Albedo’ texture via the Enscape Materials Editor. Currently, .mp4, .mpg, .m2v, .3gp, .avi, .mov, and .mk file formats are supported.
Displacement mapping was a long-awaited feature request by our community of visualisation experts.
Displacement maps in Enscape will give your surfaces a greater sense of depth and definition. Your surface textures will appear even more realistic and will automatically include self-shadowing, without you having to make specific changes within your model. Think more realistic looking cobblestone streets, tiled roofs, and beautiful brick walls.
A new release would not be complete without the addition of new assets - this time we have added a fitness-themed asset package that consists of 119 sport-related items in total.
In addition to this fitness package, you will also find 175 new assets, including new people, accessories, vehicles, lighting, and furniture, bringing the total number of Enscape assets to over 2,000! Every one of Enscape’s assets is created to an extremely high standard and always with performance in mind, to help your project look and work the way it should.
Vectorworks 2021 Support
After a successful Beta, Enscape now supports Vectorworks 2021, allowing users to quickly create renders & simulations in real time.
Vectorworks users can utilise all of the features that are available with Enscape – including the integrated Asset Library which contains over 2,000 ready-to-use models, the Material Editor, Collaborative Annotations, the various export functions, the Video Editor, and of course, Virtual Reality.
Additional New Features
- Offline Asset Library: Access assets when you’re working offline. Simply download the assets one time and you’ll be able to store them locally – making them always accessible, whether you’re connected to the internet or not.
- Localized EXE standalones: Allow your clients to review EXE standalone files in the language of their operating system, helping to ensure that language is never a barrier.
- Rest Mode disable feature: See continuous animations, even if you’re not active in Enscape. This setting can be found in General Settings > Performance.