We have noticed the same issue - No Waves
Think you can kind of do what you want already as I am pretty sure you can tell Enscape to associate any existing Revit family with one of the Enscape assets. This should allow you to set up the Revit family as you would normally want it to be displayed in Revit but this will then get swapped out for the Enscape asset when run in Enscape - Think Enscape basically adds a couple of additional parameters to your Revit Family.
I believe this feature is only available with Revit - but to be honest I haven't actually tried it yet.
This doesn't allow you to have the option to display the asset in the Revit 3D view, but having said that most Revit users have issues with how the Enscape 3D geometry looks in Revit anyway........
Good news, have had confirmation from Enscape that this will be made available (along with all of the Envision presentations) after the Envision site shuts.
Have really enjoyed Envision 21, and found this session particularly good:
The World Of Content with Norbert Gräser – Held on 28Setp, 19:15 – 20:00
I think this is essential watching for anyone that is struggling with Custom Assets, and finally helped me get my head around the possibilities / workflows.
Is there any way this can be made available after the Envision 21 site finally closes, as I can see myself wanting to watch this session several times in order to follow some of the workflows?
Oh, Can you not copy paste from project to project using the clipboard?
You can copy and paste from one Revit model to another if both models are open in the same session of Revit but not if they are open in separate sessions.
We went direct to the Nvidia website and searched for the latest drivers. you will need to ensure you download the correct driver for you particular graphics card (or ideally get your IT guys to do it for you).
We have Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super and after update are running driver version 471.41 (but as I say you will need to ensure you get the correct driver for your particular card).
Good luck, and hopefully this will help.
We had similar issues until we updated our drivers (we have Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super), we updated direct from the Nvidia website (as recommended by Enscape). New drivers with specific support for Enscape 3.1 were made available by Nvidia last week via their website..
Prior to the update the option to enable DLSS in Enscape was unavailable.
Now updated all seems to be working fine, with a marked performance improvement in Enscape with DLSS activated.
Will it ever be the intention that users will be able to share custom assets with other users (ideally free of charge) via a website (similar to Turbosquid / 3D Warehouse etc.)?
This would seem like the only way to dramatically expand the current asset library and meet user requirements.
If this type of feature were made available, then I would also strongly recommend that Enscape retain control over / check any content prior to being made available to other users.
Just a thought........
We managed to get it sorted, there was something very odd going on in the Revit Model.
Revit seemed to be getting a bit confused (unfortunately not that unusual for Revit), so the issue doesn't appear to have been with Enscape.
But do appreciate you looking into this for us.
+1 please for more diverse people.
Another option would be to have silhouettes / outlines for people. Is this something that Enscape has considered? Maybe having an option in the Enscape settings to show realistic or silhouettes / outlines for people without the need for specific assets?
We are having issues with the rendering sections from Revit in Enscape.
We have set up the section in Revit by drawing a section line and then creating a standard 3d view then using the view cube in the top right clicking on the face of the view cube and then select `orient to view`- section and then selecting the section we have set up. This then orientates the 3d view to the section line and also updates the section box to match the section. This seems to work a treat in Revit - see attached Image 1.
This is probably a better explanation of how we set up the view: https://www.manandmachine.co.u…ate-3d-sections-in-revit/
The issue comes when we then render this view in Enscape - see attached image 2. As you will see when this renders it is pushing the rendered view high on the finished image.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
+ apple and cherry trees pls
+1 please, we need Revit 2022 compatibility asap pls.
Though I could see the benefit if your work actually does revit shaded/realistic views in addition to enscape 3D views.
We do need to produce building elevations directly from Revit as we need to output elevations that are to scale (and not just illustrative), these are required for planning submission drawings etc. We need a way to show some of the surrounding context in order to help soften the Revit elevations and are tying to avoid doubling up workflow.
The visuals we are able to get out of Enscape look great (and get better with each update) but the lack of control of the Enscape place holders within Revit is the single biggest issue we currently have with Enscape. Hopefully in the not to distant future we will have better overall control over the place holders within Revit with material control as standard......
Revit Place Holders with Revit Materials!!!
I have been playing around with the Enscape place Holders to see if I can assign Revit materials so they look a bit better within Revit and not just grey lumps and think I may have come up with a workaround albeit a bit longwinded. I have listed out the process below and attached a couple of image files (one from Revit and one from Enscape). I would be interested if this works for others as I am not sure how I've actually managed to get it to work.
Basically what I have done is this:
- Placed the Enscape Oak 3 Place Holder into a new project and then exported it to a .dwg file.
- Opened up the .dwg file in AutoCad and created 2 new layers - Canopy and Trunk and put the geometry in the .dwg file onto the relevant layers.
- I have then gone back to the project with the Enscape Oak 3 Place holder in and opened up the Place Holder Family, you then need to do the same in this family to get to the base geometry for the Place Holder.
- Once in the base place holder geometry I have loaded in the .dwg file (make sure you unpin this) and overridden the object styles for the imported Geometry - i.e.. Canopy and Trunk (don't forget to delete the original Enscape Place Holder Geometry).
- Once this is done load back into each family all the way back to the project.
- I have then renamed the Enscape Place Holder family, crated several types at different sizes (but you can still set at whatever size you want as the place holder still scales), and saved off the family.
I would appreciate if others could have a go to see if it was just a fluke or if this is a workaround for getting some Revit materials into the Enscape Placeholders.
Link to dropbox below containing the following files (please note all files created in Revit 2021):
Enscape AssetDefinition - Oak 03 - 3D View - View 1.dwg
ENSCAPE TREE TEST.rfa
Have just downloaded the latest version of Ensacpe to one of our workstations, and was wondering where the best location to save the offline assets is? Do these need to be saved locally or could they be save to a folder on our network that the other workstations can then also access the Offline Assets?
Also, if we are able to save to a central network location would any Custom Assets then also then be available to all users?
Apologies if this has been asked already, but just want to get it right before we update all of our workstations.
So in the standard planting family - Always vertical - is turned on..
and for most objects that is fine..
but sometimes you want to turn that function off.
a good example is the cars.. but of course lampposts you want always vertical
would be nice if this was build in...
This is an issue we come up against all the time with some of the the Ensacpe assets (especially cars), it really does not help that Enscape still puts all the assets in the Revit plant category...... I know why they do it (it allows scaling), but certain things like cars don't need to be scaled..........
Would be good if this could be set as an instance parameter in the Ensacpe asset placeholder family (not sure if this is possible), but would definitely be worth investigating.
Is there a way to render elevation / section views that have been set up in Revit within Enscape?
We are currently working on some large sites and modelling trees etc using the Enscape asset Library in order to generate 3D visuals, but as previous discussions have pointed out unfortunately the Enscape assets look truly awful in Revit.
We need to generate illustrative elevations and sections of the buildings on the site within the site context and as such it would be fantastic if Enscape were able to render the Revit elevations / sections that have already been set up within Revit (purely in orthographic view). Currently we are having to set up section boxes for each of the elevation/ sections that we want to generate (this is the only way we have been able to do it so far) which is very time consuming and doubling our workflow.
If there is already a way to do this could someone kindly let me know, otherwise can this please be added to a wish list.