New Preview Version

  • Improved sky rendering

    The sky is now rendered in full resolution so it should appear sharper than before (depending on your resolution). Also clouds are now animated during walkthrough, even when not changing the time of day.

    Update 2018-07-04

    Water on mini map

    Water surfaces are now included in the mini map.

    Update 2018-07-11

    Normalmap auto-detection

    Enscape now detects whether you are using normal maps or height maps for bump effects. This does not apply to the new material schemas in Revit 2019, in which you have to choose explicitly.

    New mouse/keyboard input

    We have rewritten most code for mouse and keyboard input to fix a few bugs in that regard. In addition, Enscape now supports switched mouse buttons for left-handers if you have it configured in Windows.

    Revit: Metal colors

    We adjusted the colors for Revit's metal materials to be more realistic.

  • I can only seem to get the clouds to move when I change the time of day. ( ... am I missing something?

    Edit: yes - I was: the clouds position does not change: they just "roll" in place - subtle. :)

  • Beware that (unless you're rendering a video) Enscape will stop updating once you don't move the camera anymore - so currently to see the animated sky you'd have to keep moving the camera at least a bit to avoid getting into the "restmode".

  • Just a thought - can a TXT read-me file be included/displayed after install to list what updates were changed in the latest release? Just to know what to pay specific attention to and give more focused feedback when using the software.

  • Something i havent noticed, as ive not been stood still inside enscape long enough, does the time of day move in real time, and sun/moon track through the sky?

  • Hi First post here. Amazing product, keep it up!

    Is there a way to have Sketchup use the live version of Enscape but still load up preview t test? Do I have to effectively use Enscape Preview version on another version of Sketchup?

    Thanks in advance

  • IRUK It's not possible to switch between different versions of Enscape without restarting SketchUp. In case you don't want to run the Enscape installer many times, there are 2 paths you can go (both UNSUPPORTED)

    1. Install different Enscape versions into different folders. Run <install-dir>\Installer\Output\Create-Plugin-Metadata_NoAdmin.exe to switch the used Enscape version for the next SketchUp start.
    2. In case you have a little bit of coding experience: You need only 1 line of ruby code to start up Enscape. Take a look at %AppData%\SketchUp\SketchUp 2018\SketchUp\Plugins\enscape\loader.rb to see a lot of sanity checks and the important line beginning with "require". Call that require from within your own plugin or via command line (search for Sketchup.exe -RubyStartup), whatever suits your workflow best.
  • Avoid updating to New AMD driver 18.7.1,it messes up the lighting and shadows, glass rendering and load of other things. too much to write

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz

    Gigabyte - H270M-D3H

    Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB

    MSI Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics 8GB GDDR5

  • Suggestion:

    Can the pop-up notification (to tell you that the new version is available for download) have some sort of toggle that will turn it off for the version it's talking about and be triggered to flag up again for the next new version? It would also be handy to actually say what version number it's talking about and look up what version you are currently running.

    (The first time I have had to revert to an older version and I'm getting annoyed by the popup, but don't want to turn it off cos I'm paranoid I'll miss the next fix where the issues are {hopefully} resolved.)