i'm a enthusiast of rhino since 2008
I heared about enscape last month for my first time, and i toke a look around to try to understand some about this plugin in the last 2 weeks. And wow, my first impression is about speed to renderize a whole heave scene in few minutes or seconds...never seen before something like that. Awesome! so congratulation for the engine it's a great rendering engine, nothing to say about this.
But, there'are things you must improve soon, cause bring enscape3d in rhino to be a little bit annoying
1) last release solve some incompatibilities about material, i wrote several times the word metal without success to achieve a simple metal shader, this was solved in the last enscape and works fine but there're a lot of limitations about the creation of complex shaders like curtains, wax, ceramics etc i hope you can introduce an own menu about material editor in rhino for enscape, because this is a shame, not creating a better material shader.
2) another limit, "An heavy limit for me", is the miss of the ies support in the lights menu. OK i know is depending of rhino default engine, but like materials editor, i think a support for ies could be absolute appreciate for a professional rendering engine. i see this is solved in sketchup and i guess in revit also. why not in rhino?
3) i found difficult use Enscape with an external window, could be possible create an inner window integrated inside the program of modelling like rhino revit or sketchup? this makes things more easy!i know a lot of people work using 2 monitor, but for those has only a screen this could be a solution.
4) i think the transparency slider is not whole compatible in Enscape using r6. i try to create a curtain material, from 0 to 5% nothing of interesting happens to my material, at 6% the curtain appears completely transparent. And this is not a right behaviour. i'm wronging something?
ok the grass system i love it.
ok water or ocean key, love the quality of renders using them.
i hope you take a look to these 4 points
congratulation about your effort to create one of the best engine around.