See, what's coming in the next version of Enscape!
The settings are getting a rework. This means for now:
- Separation into "general" and "visual" settings
- Most of the "about" dialog has moved to the general settings (e.g. network proxy, license)
- Load and save visual settings from/to arbitrary files
- Many smaller improvements
This is just the beginning. We have much more planned. Stay tuned!
The material editor for SketchUp and Rhino now support texture rotation. If you use this feature in SketchUp you will see differences in the appearance, since it isn't supported natively.
Starting with this preview version Enscape now makes use of the dedicated RTX technology of Nvidia to accelerate ray tracing computations for indirect lighting and reflections. This allows users with RTX compatible hardware from now on to profit from more detailed geometry in reflections and more accurate indirect lighting calculations without sacrificing performance.
Please be aware that the RTX implementation is still in the prototype stage and does not represent the full functionality of the next official 2.6 release! Quality and performance are both still a work in progress. There are even a number of temporary limitations compared to the non-RTX ray tracing implementation you should consider before install the preview version:
- Water does not yet reflect off-screen geometry
- Artificial light is not visible yet in reflections and has no effect on indirect lighting
Store settings in CAD project
You can now store your visual presets in the CAD file itself and load it later. With "Manage presets" you can delete or rename these.
Please be aware that in some CADs these interactions are included in the the undo/redo stack - in others they aren't.
These visual presets don't touch your general settings at all. This means you can share visual settings with your team while still having your own preference, e.g. an inverted mouse movement.
If you have used the last preview to save presets in files, I'm sorry to inform you that these files can no longer be read. The legacy import is still located in the general settings.
The settings have undergone a few tweaks, I'll list the most important ones here, but there are more little improvements to be found.
Click the "..." button to reset to default value or open a box for textual input. Double-clicking the thumb still resets to defaults. When the slider has keyboard focus you can also just start typing a value and the textbox pops up.
The interactive help is now visible in the status bar (with a few exceptions).
The capture settings have been moved to the visual settings for now. "Auto Resolution" and "Grass Rendering" have been moved to the general settings under a new category "Performance".
No more scrolling in the "Atmosphere" tab. Skybox is just another option for the horizon.
Having two setting windows both being sticky at the top led to some usability problems, so both are no longer at the top until we have a better solution.
The sunglare should look even better now. Especially when the sun is partially occluded the glare's center is no longer occluded.
Settings in Web Standalone
Some basic settings are shown in web standalones (those already available in the exe standalone, reduced to fit the web capabilities). This feature is enabled for every web standalone uploaded with 2.6.0-preview.1 or later and applies also to existing ones.
As always: We're looking forward to your feedback!