Posts by Nvizeon

    I just creating a post with sort of the same question, but with a simple solution. Can't you just add a checkbox in the About panel with an option which "AUTOMATICALLY DEACTIVATE LICENSE WHEN QUITTING APPLICATION".

    This means even if you forgot to deactivate the fixed seat, you can always check you subscription email and copy paste the license onto the machine you are currently running.

    yes that would be a "fix". What would be better though is is the license was tied to me with the software checking online for the license and checking it out if a license was available. but I'm sure that would be more complex and your solution would be simpler since the software already has the ability to "deactivate" the license. Making the deactivation on exit an option would be a quick and clean solution.

    I'll make sure to forward this subject to our developers again - thanks a lot for the feedback. Generally, can you not simply deactivate the license on your home machine before heading to the university?<<<


    Short Answer is this. NO


    Longer Answer. I'm working on two house remodel projects, a new ice cream restaurant, a sports bar and grill, a new house (3d model), a Masjid, and preparing lectures for the students and trying to spend time with my family and trying to take care of the house.... Well you get the picture. I've got a lot of other things on my mind and starting up Rhino or Sketchup for the sole purpose of deactivating the license of Enscape is not high on my priority list. When I get to the university and start up Rhino it reminds me that my Rhino license is in use on my desktop machine and would I like to switch it to my laptop... This is an example of software that is written to address the shortcomings of human beings, namely that we forget stuff and often have too many other things going on to deactivate a licens on one of our machines before attempting to use it on another machine. I just Love Enscape and I know your programmers would be capable of creating a floating license or online license server so that we could use our license on other machines as lone as only one license was in use at a time. I do appreciate the question and am not trying to be confrontational. It's just that we are busy people and wouldn't it be great if software engineers came up with a way for us to remain human and forgetful and busy and still have the use of our purchased software license. For now using Chrome Remote desktop will be a bandaid fix.

    I know this is on the development agenda but I want to make sure that you bump it up. It's really a pain in the rear end to not have this feature. I teach at the U of M and often my Enscape license is still active on my home desktop PC and I'm stuck with an unlicensed version on my laptop while teaching. I've loaded a Chrome Remote desktop so I can log into my home workstation and de-activate the license but this is a band aid fix. If we had the ability to just check out the license online like the Rhino zoo license server or Vray license server that would be a simple (for the end user) solution.

    I know this is on the development agenda but I want to make sure that you bump it up. It's really a pain in the rear end to not have this feature. I teach at the U of M and often my Enscape license is still active on my home desktop PC and I'm stuck with an unlicensed version on my laptop while teaching. I've loaded a Chrome Remote desktop so I can log into my home workstation and de-activate the license but this is a band aid fix. If we had the ability to just check out the license online like the Rhino zoo license server or Vray license server that would be a simple (for the end user) solution.

    But: what happens when a user now places a new instance of "asset 1" by dragging it in from the asset browser

    = Does Enscape also update the previously placed occurrences of "asset 1" or do we now have two versions of Asset 1 in the file?


    I agree I often render multiple version of the same file/view etc. and this happens over time. I would not like to see a future render where I have placed an Enscape asset change to something different. IE: once an asset is released leave it alone and you will only add more assets and not change one or delete it.

    Here is a screen capture of the Rhino Viewport the red and blue face of the columns are painted on the single face of an extrusion, the green grass color is painted on the patch surface inside of the topography, but the wood trellis material is applied to the group.

    Rhino Image


    but when rendered in Enscape for Rhino ONLY the wood trellis gets rendered with the material applied to the group....any sub surface selected item that has a separate material applied renders only with the material of the higher level group object.


    Enscape Image



    Rhino File

    I installed Enscape version 2.0.2.971 it shows up in SketchUP properly but all tools and icons are now missing in Rhino3D. Is there a way to check the folders etc. to be sure that Enscape Installer is placing the proper files in the proper locations for Rhino?

    Jonathan and Simon I hope the info I provided was helpful. Now I hope you'll add the ability to export rendered animations using each SU scene Tab as a camera nod along the path so we can do animated fly throughs. Better yet you could add an Enscape camera path with a bezier spline and the ability to control the camera along the path such that the camera rotation and field of view and even focal depth would be customize-able to create truly amazing animations. If you could recognize on and off layers or hidden and not hidden geometry along the path that would also be great.

    Yes View Sync is a must and the active View should be the starting point.


    Would love to see a head-up display of available camera positions to choose from and teleport to.