Posts by mpotoka

    small update

    I may have found a way to make changes that last, but it doesn't explain why it happens


    If I remap the texture file in the enscape material browser, save and close the file, before opening the file I do the following:


    Navigate to this folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Temp\Enscape\SketchupTextures

    Delete all files in that folder

    Reopen the file


    It seems that this allows me to make changes that "stick" Now to see if that workflow works for other team members working on the same file


    scratch that - was not a repeatable fix and only intermittently resolved the issue.

    Did a few searches - if this request is out there already a big thumbs up from me:


    Most of my IES lights are nested into components... sometimes deeply. Adjusting them to balance the lighting requires a lot of digging. How about a browser ala material browser that we can access all our lights that are in the model, and adjust the values in one place? It would be on the individual user to name them appropriately so they know which they are adjusting

    Wow - that is awesome. Will test it out and let you know how it works.


    BTW, are these types of things written in Ruby?

    Hey all,


    I appreciate this is a long shot, but we've been doing a fair amount of camera tracking from drone footage and then bringing the tracked camera into 3ds max to render buildings that match perfectly with the drone footage. Is it possible to import an animated camera into enscape? I'd love to just export the camera as an FBX and have the option to render out of enscape instead of vray.

    Kind regards,

    Chris

    Man - I'd love to hear more about your workflow. I have started looking at using reality capture software to generate a mesh, but if we can take footage into 3DS and get a mesh....

    One workflow we have done is to export the sketchup materials as .skm files, which do keep the enscape material data.


    I have often run into the above mentioned downside - people change/rename materials to make it look a certain way in sketchup, breaking how it looks in Enscape.


    I usually end up doing all the material work in the site model, then making sure they get applied to the correct surfaces in the building model when I import it.


    The Material Replacer extension is a godsend for this function, the Material Tools are also very useful!

    Can you make a box, for example, and assign it an enscape ID so that the box will be rendered as that id (like a tree or a car?)


    My real issue is taking an exported model from revit, which had several enscape assets. I was hoping I could someone change the text in the definition and have enscape render it correctly, but that isn't working.


    I know their is a tree library for revit that does this, unsure how to accomplish it in Sketchup

    Feel free to delete if this isn't appropriate. I am interested to know what other people's workflows are to generate those higher quality stills. Enscape is currently the only render engine we use in the office. Is their a way to capture the investment in materials/lighting in another render engine for stills?


    We work both Revit and Sketchup - I would suspect the Revit materials/lighting will carry through better than Sketchup, so lets focus this question on a Sketchup workflow

    I can share some experience.


    We started with adding some eGPUs to Dell 5510s. Only 2 lane thunderbolt, but it worked. Provided a single cable dock solution when paired with Razer Core v2


    Next went to the new XPS 15” with 1050 maxq. Works okay as a standalone work station for light duty enscape work. Not a VR headset solution.


    I have now deployed 3 Razer 15” advanced with the 2070 - maxqs. Been very happy with these so far as a upgrade to the XPS 15s. Not an insignificant cost premium but has removed the eGpu from the equation. 2 of the users are using dual 4k monitors at their workstation, running directly off the laptop. The other is on a 38” ultrawide. Nice thing with the Razers is they have way more usb ports than the XPS. Have not yet tried to Rift on the Razer 15s.


    Thunderbolt and eGPUs have proven to be mostly reliable, but occasionally they can be flaky. Id say we have about 6 workstations still using them. Biggest annoyance by far - unplug the dock while Revit is open and Revit will crash with no chance to save.


    Feel free to PM me with any specific questions.

    The issue has happened to me at two different workstations so far. One conference room an one at my desk. They are both using logitech wireless keyboards (K270)


    The keyboard in general still works in other programs, although I don't know if I specifically typed the wasd keys, but all indication is that they would still work.


    The arrow keys still worked for navigation. If it happens again I will submit a feedback report

    I have had a few instances where a running window of Enscape will lose WASD functionality and only the arrow keys will work. Typically restarting Enscape will fix the issue, but certainly frustrating when it happens in meetings in front of clients.


    Have experienced this on 2.4 and 2.5 in Sketchup.