Posts by DGD-Duane

    A while back, I noticed that I cannot TYPE pixels into the CAPTURE CUSTOM SIZE box...


    I can SET it to CUSTOM, but after typing ONE digit, it will not accept any more digits...


    Today, I went to SAVE my setup (little disk icon at the top.)… When I tried to TYPE into that box, it also only allow 3 characters.

    Please let me know if anyone else has run into this...?

    Are there any tutorials for materials adjustments in ArchiCAD for enscape?


    I am NOT interested in those shown above (already have these)… but typically I have materials that look fine in ArchiCAD, but are way too bright in Enscape. Most are TEXTURED materials and most are applied to horizontal surfaces...


    In archiCAD, I can adjust the DIFFUSE and AMBIENT to "darken" the material... and looks fine in ARchiCAD… but it does NOT flow thru to Enscape.

    My PAVERS for example can be manipulated and look fine in archicad.. but are washed out in Enscape… Even if I turn AMBIENT and DIFFUSE down to 0!


    I suppose I can go thru and darken the actual .jpg... but was hoping this could be manipulated as part of the material parameters.


    I also tried lowering the sun intensity in Enscape… Helped a bit... but not near enough...


    Just looking for some "experience" from you all...



    d.

    HDRI... above my paygrade!


    I have just not looked into this...


    I know ArchiCAD DOES have an HDRI setup... Don't know if it transfers over to Enscape.


    Maybe one of the Enscape techs can answer that ….




    Since HDRI is not available until RENDERING SETTINGS, I kind of doubt that it can transfer...

    FWIW,


    I set up two VIEW FOLDERS in archicad (Exteriors and Interiors)...

    Each view has the sun angle that makes the render look good... This DOES transfer over to Enscape!!!


    I start the enscape window using the VIEW SYNCHRONIZATION = ON..


    Using archicad's view map ONLY, I call up each view

    In the VIEW MAP window, I COPY the name of the View

    Then hit the RENDER IMAGE button in the enscape tool bar.

    - Note, I don't actually GO to the enscape window! you don't have to...

    - and have it set to NOT auto name.....

    - Do have it sending to the correct FOLDER (I change folders for int. and ext. views)


    Then PASTE the VIEW MAP name into the FILE name dialog...


    Move to next view (note... you do NOT have to wait until the save render is complete)


    x 12 views each... it goes pretty fast....

    The SETUP is the biggest deal... Getting the sun angle correct for each view, then saving to the view map.


    Anyway... it's a decent workflow... Would be great if we could harness this power using the PUBLISH feature of archiCAD...

    Demian,


    You have found my issue... I was thinking LIVE UPDATE was the synchronizer... but the button below it (as you have highlighted) is what I needed.


    Thanks!

    No... I would like to have dedicated views in ENSCAPE!..


    I can get them in ArchiCAD (using the view map)..

    But if I am in ENSCAPE, then go to ArchiCAD's 3d window and change the view....

    and go back to Enscape, the view is the same as I left it in ENSCAPE previously...

    I have to hit the RECALCULATE button to update the view, which recalculates EVERYTHING (like starting over)... which can take 3-5min to regen.


    While if I just MOVE the camera in Enscape it stays as a live render...


    The net result is ... If I have 10 or 20 views I want to render at different phases of the project (could be each day, could be each week, could be every hour)... I have to constantly go from enscape to archicad then rebuild... too much time...


    Otherwise, I have to just MOVE the view in ENSCAPE and guess at duplicating the same camera location, angle and height...


    Let me know if I'm not explaining this well enough..

    I would like to be able to RECALL camera views within ENSCAPE... Maybe something similar to the KEYFRAMES idea, but just allowing me to set a number of still camera views and recall them...


    During a project and as the model progress OR to study alternatives, I would like to be able to shoot a series of still camera views then shoot the EXACT SAME views the next week... (you get the idea)..


    Now, it is possible for me to set these up in ARCHICAD, but I have to do a complete ENSCAPE REBUILD between each on to reset the camera location. It seems this this adds about 3-5min for each view just to change to the camera... Don't get me wrong, the rest of ENSCAPE makes this palatable, but just hoping for a little more efficiency..


    If this can already be done, let me know... I haven't found it yet.



    Duane

    I wouldn't be bad if Enscape could have it's OWN saved views (with all the settings remembered)...

    I don't actually NEED to structure the views in ArchiCAD... just seems like the only way to do it now.

    Also wishing there was a way to go from ArchiCAD's saved views to Enscape and have it reset the camera angle etc.


    I'm trying to keep a series of 8 views and render their progress through the life of the project. So I need to get the SAME angle, sun angle and other environment settings to produce these 8 renderings.


    I am now having to render #1... the shut down the ENSCAPE window, reset AC's 3d window to view #2, reopen up Enscape and render and repeat x No. of views.


    It would then be a BONUS if I could actually PUBLISH these (somehow) from ArchiCAD's publisher...