Enscape V-Ray Compatibility
Bridging the Gap: First Steps Towards a Unified Visualization Workflow with Enscape and V-Ray
One significant milestone we are striving towards is to provide a unified visualization workflow to help design teams visualize and collaborate more efficiently and effectively. Today, we take one step closer to making this a reality with the initial release of Enscape to V-Ray compatibility, now available with V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and Rhino.
Architects and designers can now easily connect their real-time design workflow in Enscape with the photorealistic rendering capabilities that V-Ray is renowned for.
Now it’s possible to transfer an Enscape scene to V-Ray, where further refinements can be made for even higher quality visualizations. Workflows are condensed, and designers can be confident that their designs will be illustrated as initially intended.
How does it work?
Whatever you defined in Enscape will now render in V-Ray within the same product (e.g., all work from Enscape for SketchUp flows into V-Ray for SketchUp). Your materials, lights, and 3D assets come over as you saw them working in Enscape.
For example, we have a scene set up in Enscape. All the assets and materials are from Enscape's Asset Library.
Here's what the Enscape render looks like:
And here's the V-Ray render out of the box:
You might notice that the sky and grass are not automatically translated. This was intentional, to prevent the loss of performance.
By changing the sky and V-Ray Fur as grass, we can create a different landscape:
At this stage, all the V-Ray tools and features are available to push realism as far as necessary. For example, the Enscape materials can be individually transformed to V-Ray materials as desired and layered as needed, procedural clouds and grass added, physical camera adjustments and color corrections made, and entourage from Chaos Cosmos placed and even scattered for detailed landscapes.
While this initial Enscape support is one-directional and limited to the same application, we believe it’s a giant step forward in efficiency - and it’s just the start. We are looking to improve how Enscape designers and V-Ray artists can work together across our product line, and we’ll be sure to provide you with more details as we come closer to making it available for you to try.
What is on your wishlist for this integration? How would you make use of the best of both worlds?
If you have questions about V-Ray 6 specific features, please address them on the Chaos Forum.