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Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:53

A highlight of Enscape update

Enscape™ is a real-time rendering plug-in for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and Vectorwork. It provides a virtual reality that you can explore via onscreen walkthroughs. Enscape is mainly for AEC industry (architecture, engineering, construction fields)

How can it help?

In these days, users are looking for a better visualization and presentation for their projects. Enscape frequently updates to improve users’ visualization and design workflow.

In this article, we will briefly list out the key updates.

What’s new in Enscape

 

       1. Custom Assets Library

Enscape now supports users to use custom items within their projects. The Custom Assets Library is accessible in the same way as the Enscape Assets Library.

  • Users can now access your tailor-made assets to your project.
  • Assets can load in the Enscape Custom Asset Library directly
  • Maintain the company standard and to fulfil the project expectations.
  • Compatible with Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, and Vectorworks.

*Obj, Fbx, Gltf file formats are supported.

*Custom Assets can be exported in both exe. and standalone file.

Enscape Picture 1 

       2. BIM Data

BIM information is important for users to check the data. However, not all the software can list the BIM information in the model, like Revit.  In Enscape, users can select and inspect all BIM information within a project now. BIM information is listed and displayed.

  • All available BIM information can be directly shown in Enscape window
  • Easy to access the BIM information by simply one click/ hover over list to highlight in the viewpor

*Available in the full version of Enscape for Revit and ArchiCAD.

Enscape Picture 2

 

     

       3. Collaborative Annotation

In these days, especially in 2020, it is important for all of us to have an effective collaborative workflow. Collaborative Annotations is a tool for users to add issue(s) to aid project collaboration. All the issues (question, clash observation, or RFI) in the project can be created and saved in Enscape now.

  • Create transparency and accelerate decision making
  • Identify and resolve issues quickly
  • Can be used with locally stored projects
  • Able to capture and track issues within the same project

Integrated with BIM Track, a world-leading cloud-based BIM communication platform

Enscape Picture 3

*Remember when importing a BCF file, the file must have been originally exported from the same project file.

 

       4. Displacement Maps

A long-awaited feature request – displacement map is available in Enscape now.

The surface texture of the element can appear in a more realistic way. The texture is more detailed

  • To enhance the realisticity of the materials
  • Add the depth and complexity to material

Enscape Picture 4

   

       5. Video Textures

Users can import animated videos into projects. Video texture can be imported to a surface for different scenario. Such as an interior living space or urban scene with large digital displays.  

  • Enhance the realisticity of the virtual tour experience
  • Able to apply the video on the surface, digital display(s) of the element(s) in your project

* mp4, .mpg, .m2v, .3gp, .avi, .mov, and .mk file formats are supported.

*Video(s) can be export in exe file.

Enscape Picture 5

To see more new features of Enscape 3.0 that can empower your design workflow at here: 

https://enscape3d.com/latest-version/

Want to learn more about Enscape? Visit our product page: 

https://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/enscape

Enscape is under the pre-approved BIM software list of The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF), check out about more information:

http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

 

Published in ▸ Product Updates

Cupix is a web-base creator for 3D models from photos taken with 360 degree camera. Cupix can be used to build virtual tours and floor plans for Real Estate, Museums, Hotels, Restaurants, Galleries, Construction Sites, Renovation Works and more. An intuitive tool to share a 3D tour and monitor your project progress.

Why Cupix?

  • Fast and easy: Cloud solution, just need 360 degree camera
  • Compare and Track Construction Site Progress
  • Compare Construction Site/ As built with BIM model (Revit, Navisworks, SketchUp, IFC)
  • Featuring tools to compare a better 3D tour, such as push pin, insert photo, video & hyperlink
  • Support 3D tour publish to Google Map

Although the primary use of Cupix is capture a 3D space in reality, i.e. making use of panorama photo taken by 360 degree camera.

Actually Cupix also accept panorama photo produced by 3D design software or BIM software, that means we can produce a 3D tour for design stage.

Here let us demonstrate a workflow of a Cupix 3D tour creation from Revit and 3ds Max.

  1. Revit Enscape  Cupix

Revit natively does not support panorama export, Through Enscape, we can render panorama photo from Revit model.

Enscape is a real-time rendering plug-in Revit (and for SketchUp, Rhino, ArchiCAD and Vectorworks as well) and support VR output.

 

A Quick Steps:

  1. Open Revit and start Enscape
  2. Locate spots to take panorama in Enscape
  3. Render enough photos and save them
  4. Upload to cupix

Now, we go back to Cupix and

Upload the panorama photos to create a 3D tour (same for any 360 photo)

 

  1. Create new 3D tour in Cupix workspace
  2. Set tour name and no. of sections in the tour
  3. Select panorama photos for each section
  4. Confirm the setting and upload the tour
  5. An email will be sent to you when your tour is ready

 

       2. 3ds Max Cupix

Here is a workflow demonstration of 3Ds Max to Cupix

Like working on Revit, we need first render the panorama photo from 3ds Max and this time we use the Autodesk rendering solution – Arnold (free use for 3ds Max subscriber)

 

Steps:

  1. Open 3DsMax
  2. Set camera type to Arnold, select VR camera and set camera name, select stock lenses
  3. Locate camera and set mode, look around and verify camera position
  4. Open rendering environment setting, set up Physical Camera Exposure control and Exposure value
  5. Open Render setup, set the renderer and select camera to be rendered and set up the output size
  6. Finished rendering, save file for the panorama output

By using Arnold and 3Ds Max, it can easily to create 3D tours in Cupix without taking any photos from the site. You can also create the preview tours at design stages.

 

Want to learn more about Cupix? Visit our product page: 

http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/cupix

Check out about The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF)?

http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

 

Published in ▸ Tech Tips

Ever wanted a simple, and easy to use plug-in that can create high-quality renderings in 3D and VR?

Well, Enscape is right for you.

Using Enscape is not like using another application. There is no need for the hassle to learn another complicated rendering application, just start rendering in One Click within your modeling software.

Let's check out how Enscape 2.4 newly added Asset Library and Web Standalone Export can make creating and sharing your projects even simpler!

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