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    • Official Post

    Dear Forum Community,


    We've just released our latest Enscape 4.1 Preview 1!


    NEW:

    • New EULA Acceptance Window
      EULA must be reviewed and accepted by each end user. Therefore, a new EULA window is shown on start per system account after silent installation or per machine installation executed by a different account.
    • New Glass Material Type
      This new material type provides a streamlined version of a glass material and supports textures for colored shadows.
    • Colored Shadows: Textures and Ray-Traced Artificial Lights
      Colored Shadows have been updated and now support textures for spatially varying tint. These can be set when using the new glass material type. Additionally to being enabled when ray-traced sun shadows are used, colored shadows are now also available for artificial lights when the Ray-Traced Artificial Lights (Beta) option is enabled.
      Known Limitation: Colored shadows with ray-traced artificial lights in reflections are not yet supported. This will be supported at a later date.


    UPDATE:

    • Removed -acceptEULA Command Line Argument From the Installer
      This parameter is redundant after the introduction of the new EULA window.
    • Removed "NVIDIA Global Illumination Denoiser" Rendering Option
      The Enscape Renderer will always use NVIDIA Global Illumination Denoiser.
    • Added Confirmation Prompt Whether to Continue Site Context Import When Elevation Data Is Currently Not Accessible

    BUGFIXES:

    • Custom Overlays No Longer Show up in Reflections When Exporting a Video
    • Error When Changing Projection Mode After Closing CAD Document
    • Material Editor - The Transparency Type Was Grayed Out When Switching Between
      Foliage/Self-Illuminated and Generic Material Types
    • Renderer Asset Library - Delete Button Was Always Disabled
    • Video Editor - Selected Keyframe Was Not Highlighted
    • Archicad -Changes to Adjustable Assets Require Full Export
    • Revit - Error in Material Change Save Is Blocking UI
    • Revit - Undoing Hiding of Element Breaks Camera Sync
    • Revit - Log Spam When Using Autodesk Doc Texture Paths
    • Revit - Log Spam When Placing Assets
    • Rhino - Resizing Rhino When Camera Sync Is Enabled Switches to Orthographic Rendering
    • Rhino - Always Synchronizing Views Regardless of Synchronize View State
    • Rhino - Roughness Values Are Not Transferred Correctly When Switching Types PBR to Enscape


    KNOWN ISSUES:

    • SketchUp Crashes When Adding Lighting Objects
    • Rhino – Enscape Material Created Through Rhino Layers Menu Not Showing In Material Editor
    • Vectorworks – Material Resets After Modification In Enscape Material Editor For Face Override Materials
    • Artifacts in video captures when no artificial lights are placed in the scene and ray-traced artificial lights setting is enabled

    To see what has been added with Enscape release 4.0 please refer to this announcement here.

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    • Official Post

    Tim , we have found a possible workaround, at least in SU 2024, that you can try if you like. We noticed that turning off the setting "automatically fix problems" in SketchUp seems to prevent this from happening.


    Please use at your own risk, since as of now we've just learned this. But if you decide to try, please let us know if this helps.

  • Love the new glass material, applied the Difuse to the bump and gave me a nice uneven refraction. Completed a church a few weeks back I wish this was available then. Also the ray traced artifitial lights is a game changer for me. As a lighting designer acurate rendition of ies files is of the highest importance.

  • Tim , we have found a possible workaround, at least in SU 2024, that you can try if you like. We noticed that turning off the setting "automatically fix problems" in SketchUp seems to prevent this from happening.


    Please use at your own risk, since as of now we've just learned this. But if you decide to try, please let us know if this helps.

    I still randomly crashed on SKP 2024 and 2023; I have an entire team of interior designers working on the interior concept of the college building, and we need the light issue to be resolved ASAP. ANY ETA ON THE SOLUTION?. THANK YOU :sketchup:

  • Tim , we have found a possible workaround, at least in SU 2024, that you can try if you like. We noticed that turning off the setting "automatically fix problems" in SketchUp seems to prevent this from happening.


    Please use at your own risk, since as of now we've just learned this. But if you decide to try, please let us know if this helps.

    Unfortunately it doesn't work either.


    (SU24, Enscape 4, RTX4090 with latest Studio diver)

    • Official Post

    Dear Forum Community,


    We've just released our latest Enscape 4.1 Preview 2!


    NEW:

    • Fog Quality Improvements
      The quality of the fog shadows (accuracy of the light rays) has been improved in all quality levels. Additionally, the color of the sunlight is now taken into consideration. Furthermore, in quality level Ultra, sunlight passing through colored glass also casts colored shadows on fog (hardware ray tracing only).


    UPDATE:

    • Rhino – Removed Dynamic Updates in Order to Improve Performance
      Dynamic updates during drag-and-drop operations on objects were removed to increase performance especially for larger projects. Updates are now applied after releasing the mouse button.


    BUGFIXES:

    • Enscape Crashes When Started on a Small Display
      Enscape may crash on start when using a display smaller than its default window size.
    • Height Map Texture of Glass Material Was Lost When Defined With “Use Base Texture” Option
    • Revit Worksharing – Collaborative Annotations Could Not Be Used in Parallel
    • Favorite Views Were Displayed Only for the Active Document
    • Visual Setting Sliders Did Not Allow Direct Input of Values
    • Fixed Crash When Changing the Position of a Light While Ray-Traced Artificial Lights Are Enabled
    • Sketchup – Crash When Adding Enscape Lights in a Project Which Contains Lights

      Improved stability when placing lights

    • Rhino – Always Synchronizing Views Regardless of Synchronize View State
    • Rhino – Enscape Material Created Through Rhino Layers Menu Not Showing in Material Editor


    KNOWN ISSUES:

    • Vectorworks – Material Resets After Modification in Enscape Material Editor for Face Override Materials
      Issue will be addressed by Vectorworks in a future update.
    • Glass Material – Renderer Crashes During VRay Scene Export


    To see what has been added with Enscape release 4.0 please refer to this announcement here.


    If any questions or further feedback arises, please let us know via this thread or by reaching out to support. In case your experience any crashes, freezes or similar, ideally submit a feedback report with log files directly if possible.

    • Official Post

    :sketchup: Hello, Enscape 3d slows down a lot when switching tasks... the computer I use is in good working condition

    Thank you for the product provided Enscape

    Thank you for the report - In case you experience performance problems under these circumstances, can you kindly also submit a dedicated support report as detailed here? This way we can check out your machine information in its entirety (CPU, GPU, etc), check if your drivers are up to date and even investigate the attached log files to perhaps find and troubleshoot any ongoing issues here.


    In the submission form of the report itself you can also just paste a link to this thread for reference.


    Feel free to let me know once sent in and I will have a look right away! Thank you once more in advance.

    • Official Post

    Can the color of sunlight be adjusted?

    Pardon the delay in my reply here but at the moment it is not possible to adjust the color of the sunlight directly, though the results themselves should still be more realistic using our latest preview since the actual color of the sunlight is now also taken into account.


    And in case you are utilizing a dedicated ray-tracing capable graphics card then (at Rendering Quality set to Ultra) "sunlight passing through colored glass also casts colored shadows on fog" just to make sure to mention what was detailed above again. Let me know if any further questions may come up please!

    • Official Post

    To me, video editor doesn't work.
    Its much difficult to set the keyframes (very slow interface) and video export creates a 1Kb mp4 frame (doesn't save anything)

    Thanks for the report here!


    If this still persists (especially the latter) would you mind submitting me a report as well, like you have done prior as detailed here?


    At the moment I have tried to reproduce these issues you mention but without any success, so it would be great to receive your log files/active settings and so forth.


    And last but not least ideally let me know once sent in and I'll have a look right away. Thank you once more in advance!

    • Official Post

    Dear Forum Community,


    We've just released our latest Enscape 4.1 Preview 3!


    NEW:

    • Artistic Modes
      We have added a new Sketch Mode that is part of our Artistic Modes feature. This mode includes pen/pencil palette, variable line thickness, ability to extend edges parallel to the main axes, and line jittering control along with the option to enable hatching of shadows.

      To access the new mode, navigate to Visual Settings > Main > Style > Mode and select “Sketch”.

      Unsupported options: VR, Panorama, Web/Desktop standalones

      Pen palette in orthographic mode and extended lines


      Pen palette with hatching of shadows


      Pencil palette with hatching of shadows


      Known issues with Artistic Modes:
      • Performance can be heavily reduced with increasing resolutions.
      • Jittering at max setting can sometimes seem “blocky”.
      • Transparent surfaces are not rendered.
      • Hatched shadows patterns might appear on surfaces that are not in shadow.

    While trying out our newly added Artistic Modes, what do you like about them, what is still lacking in your opinion? Please feel free to just comment below in this thread and we are looking forward to any feedback in order to further improve upon this feature!



    BUGFIXES:

    • Glass Material – Renderer Crashes During VRay Scene Export
    • Rhino – Asset Preview Geometry Outside of Block Definitions Stops Full Export
    • Rhino – Cannot Edit Other Members of an Asset Group After Editing One Member
    • Rhino – Material Editor Preview of Instanced Materials Is Not Updated
    • Legacy Offline Asset Library Can No Longer Be Used
      If you are using a Legacy Offline Asset Library downloaded a long time ago, you may struggle with the issue that the assets no longer appear in the Enscape Render viewport. Switch off and then switch on again the toggle for Offline Asset Library to trigger an update of your offline assets that would resolve the issue.
    • Batch Export – Select Output Folder Dialog Did Not Appear When Rendering a Single View
    • Material Editor – Wrong Tab Was Selected on First Activation of the Texture Editor


    KNOWN ISSUES:

    • Vectorworks – Material Resets After Modification in Enscape Material Editor for Face Override Materials
      Issue will be addressed by Vectorworks in a future update.


    To see what has been added with Enscape release 4.0 please refer to this announcement here.


    If any questions or further feedback arises, please let us know via this thread or by reaching out to support. In case your experience any crashes, freezes or similar, ideally submit a feedback report with log files directly if possible.