+ agree for linked settings per scene and can't see why this would be quite so difficult.
I have done this now, but again to be sure, when hitting save in the sketchup file drop down, does this or does it not save the visual presets to the current running preset file? i.e do I need to save my model file and then also save my presets everytime I adjust them?
I will go away after this
Slight side question, is Sketchup 2020 worth the upgrade? Any groundbreaking new features?
dvsone1440 Thanks for your feedback! We want to come up with a new solution for our settings in one of our upcoming releases.
So we want to have settings connected to the project files etc.
>> Project file settings as a main and start point for every scene
THEN >> Scene settings as an override for adjustment per scene to counter
Oh totally agree, by scene is pretty imperative since your lighting changes completely by angle.
I should add I tried bumps to the rear lights and it seemed the transparency prevailed so I can see very little.
Ok, I admit, I'm desperate for my first 'showcase' or 'proud' post but I have hit some big stumbling blocks still. That said, I am loving what you guys are doing with Enscape and I love using it, possibly for not what its designed for, but I've made a decision to stick with Enscape as commercially, your pitch (cost and workflow) suits me very well.
I have 2 current issues, 1 with transparent materials, and another question I maybe kow the answer to but need validation and/or advice.
1. Transparent textures;
How do I achieve an actual frosted or textures transparent finish to a material. Or maybe I'm asking for semi-tans? Everything I do doesn't retain a frosted of high refractive effect? See badly marked up render noted B. Further to that, looking at the front view vs the rear, theres lots of reflection from the interior on the rear shot which shouldn't happen, but the front is fine? I've applied the material finish to a group or component and not a surface so this shouldn't be an issue still, no?
Second question, speckles or pixelation of certain areas of surfaces. I as many have experienced this with other software as lighting issues or under-rendering? Is there a term for this? It happens a bit in small areas and I want to k ow what I'm doing wrong to cause this.
Front shot attached for reference of transparent finishes to shot what i'm looking for currently.
Appreciate any help from you all!
Just to confirm, once you create a preset, a native save in sketchup will update those presets so there is no need to save the preset update seperately?
Yeah, I've just found this by clicking on the presets tab, doh! Totally missed that before and don't get to use it as much as I want.
Am I mistaken here, but I thought doing away with the visual settings file save and load function meant that the visual settings stayed native to the working file itself?
I have several projects on the go at one time and after working on another, I went back to another one to find all the visual settings have changed to the last file I worked on, basically ruining what I had done on other files before. Surely this is not the case or have I missed something?
I'm hitting a wall (in several ways!) with textures at the moment and I may be missing something but where or does everyone use for their texture resource?
I have used sketchup texture club in the past which offer the HQ ones with bumps etc but for large coverage they don't seem to cut it as they're too focused and therefore way too repetitive. increasing the scale just throws them way out of context. It's like most textures I have found focus on high res for a small texture, not a large area.
Am I getting something wrong in enscape or are there better resources for this? What does everyone else do?
So this has happened again and I need to render something tonight for tomorrow!!
MacBook Pro running Bootcamp
Latest Sketchup 2019
Latest release of Enscape installed (tried preview release as well)
Licenced via monthly version
And I get no materials editor and asset library and maybe more, see attached.
I'm really starting to find Enscape unstable with a lot of these issues stalling and stopping it being a productive tool. Please help ASAP!
I'm finding all of a sudden that not all my setting preset files are not loading. They're still in the settings folder on my HD but don't show in the setting preset drop down in Enscape. Some do show up but some don't. Any ideas?
I can't seem to get a realistic looking frosted white film applied to glass (manifestation). The white appears darker as soon as the transparency box is checked or I lower the opacity in sketchup thus enabling it. It also is nowhere near strong enough with what's behind it being still very visible. Is there a way to remedy this?
At the moment it is a thin piece of geometry drawn on top of the glass but I have tried making a 12mm thick piece of geometry and applying the material but the results are the same.
Brilliant, appears to be sorted.
Sometimes when rendering I get objects appearing or objects are in totally different place to where they are in Sketchup? Is this an error or is there a parameter somewhere making this happen?
Thanks in advance!
Sorted, thanks again for the help.
Now the fun begins!
Actually I think I just got confused. I will ask our IT guy to update the Enscape release and see what happens.
Sorry I think I confused the point, I have both 2015 and 2019 installed and Enscape is installed on 2019, not 2015.
Thanks for the quick response! Screen shots attached as requested.
One thing is my sketch up is a trial, would that make a difference at all? Our company pool licences are only valid for SU2015 and I gather Enscape won't work on that?