Material shimmer

  • I'm a new Enscape user so I'm not sure if the effect I am seeing is normal or not. My system is: Sketchup 2018, Enscape, Boxx laptop; Windows 10, NVIDIA Geforce 1080 GTX 8GB, Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7Ghz, 32GB DDR4 ram. When in a model, walk mode, using the left mouse button to look around, when I settle on a view, the materials shimmer and then slowly settle down and stop "moving". I'm not sure if this is because I'm doing something wrong, or is a normal effect, or if my computer is struggling. Render quality is set to "high" but I get the same shimmer when set at "medium". Any advice would be greatly appreciated. John

    • Official Post

    Hey JSC , thank you for your post and welcome to our forum. :)

    To give you a faithful response whether this is normal or an issue with Enscape, is there any chance you could send us a short video showing this behavior? :) That would be very helpful. You can, for example, use OBS to record your screen and WeTransfer to upload the created video afterward. Alternatively, you may also just send in a few screenshots instead, showing the shimmering and a further one when the materials stopped "moving".

  • Hello Demian, Thank you for try reply. I will try the OSB recorder and send you a video. It might take me a bit to figure it out - I'm not the best at this sort of thing.

    From my description of my PC hardware, do you think my computer is adequate? John

    • Official Post

    Hey JSC , thanks a ton for your cooperation. In case you're having a bit of trouble with the OBS recorder, gladly just send me a few screenshots instead. :) Your PC is actually more than adequate! The GTX 1080 is a great GPU to be used with Enscape, so that shouldn't be the cause for any potential problems like this.

  • Hi Demian, Thank you for your help. I made two short videos and have put them in a Dropbox folder, link below. The effect I see is when the movement stops, there is a final "settling" and maybe that is normal. It doesn't seem like much but when walking through a model with a client it does that every time we pause to look around. Maybe its perfectly normal and I'm ok with that - I just wasn't sure if I should be doing something different.…auy3kp4iSSkMg_waya8a?dl=0

    • Official Post

    Hey JSC , thank you so much for the videos. :) You can be assured that this is indeed a normal behavior which is caused by the fact that we'll apply some refinement once you're standing still. If you have any further questions, kindly let me know and thanks a lot again for your cooperation!