Posts by mannyl

    Hello!


    Perhaps this question may have been addressed somewhere else, but just in case I would like to pose it to the business development team.


    Is there a licensing scenario where Enscape and Chaos would offer a combined master license, perhaps similar to VRay Collection? Perhaps with multi-yearly discounts?


    Thank you.

    Well I have seen in too. And share the same excitement with you. Bit surprised that Apple didn’t reales basic studio with M1 pro for better price but…seems like I get rid off my windows Rtx workstation and buy studio with M1 max…ultra version is above my budged…I expect that Twinmotion is almost ready for it…but what about Enscape…it’s total silence about it…😉

    I am anxious to see a first impression report from the Enscape development team. :)


    If the M1 Ultra comes through as advertised you will make your money back in a jiffy!

    Hello,


    Is a dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with SLI bridge a supported GPU configuration? If not, are there any current plans to support dual Nvidia GPU with SLI?


    I wonder whether a dual GPU configuration would effectively provide any meaningful advantage over a single card as related to Enscape performance.


    Thank you!

    I have never experienced those kinds of issues and typically I use and exchange geometry among various modeling programs.


    In my personal experience building complex renderings with solids, meshes or other geometric elements from Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Maya, 3DMax and several others is never a problem as long as I follow commonly accepted industry practices, that is clean geometry, free as much as possible from strenuous hidden surfaces and or artifacts, etc. Just basic common knowledge prep work.


    Maybe the Enscape programmers could shed some light on the potential capability of a rendering engine to sort out geometric inaccuracies while processing a file. Perhaps IA may some day allow for that small miracle to happen.;)

    Hi -


    I have been looking into this issue myself since I have an 8 year old workstation with an Nvidia GTX 1080, which by the way performs great with Enscape.


    The main issue I have found is the power supply requirement for the new Nvidia RTX series. I have a 280 Watt power supply in my trusty old Dell T5400 and I would need a dual-slot rated at 320 W to run the new 30x monster cards. Upgrading is not an option. Is best to buy a newer more powerful system with no bottlenecks.


    That said, the RTX 2080ti is a hell of a card by many metrics and far less expensive than the newer generation. I would get that one for my T5400 even if I could only get 80% out of it due to the limitations of my current chipset.

    Hi -


    I have gone back and forth with Oculus Customer Service regarding this issue and they confirmed the Anker cable is compatible although they never gave me the specific product name. Apparently there is only one in the market and it has to be USB-C.


    In addition, the Link feature is in Beta testing still, so in time, cross my finger, quality will be much improved after Oculus gets through this process. I have an original Oculus Link and a first generation Quest and I encounter distortion issues every now and then.


    Aside from that I also discovered that the specifications of my workstation did not match the minimum specs for Oculus Quest although it is a bit better for the Rift-S. In fact Oculus does not yet provide certification for the high-end Nvidia Quadro cards and Intel XEON cpu's.


    As far as the Oculus family of VR headsets is concerned you are better off with a VR-ready gaming PC than a pro-level workstation, at least for the time being.

    I have experienced a similar situation but I have to tell you, there is no better remedy than starting a job with a precise delineation of geometric elements to avoid interference. Also very important, to separate presentation modeling from construction documentation since those have two very different purposes.


    We do a fair amount of work in multifamily and hospitality development and so there are a lot of repetitive elements like balcony slabs and exposed ceiling finishes, and it is not unusual to accidentally have a floor slab and a balcony slab occupying the same space in 3D. It pays to know where to stop one and start the other to prevent double dipping, or organize your reference geometry so you may unload the guts of the building model to avoid surfaces in close proximity for the purpose of rendering.


    I typically have at my disposal at least 3 professional level rendering packages including Enscape and they all behave the same when the base model contains interferences.

    Hi Development Team,


    In the past I have used other rendering applications (Lightscape, VRay and Maxwell) to address illumination exercises that come up from time to time during the course of business. Often times nice looking daylight renderings is all is needed to sell an architectural idea, but I have found, perhaps because of the nature of my business, that twilight or evening renderings are far more impactful when rendering architectural spaces designed for entertainment, hospitality and retail. When the Sun goes down people come out and the quality and perception of an urban space changes dramatically in the evening when artificial lighting takes over.


    One aspect of rendering illuminated spaces that remains an industry challenge is identifying and/or sourcing the right lighting product from a rendered image. Imagine a scenario where a client is sold on the one idea based upon the look of an evening rendition of their future space, and then proceeding to select light fixtures from the vast options in the marketplace, hoping that the finished space would look as close as possible to the successful rendering. Often time, targets are missed and the final product may look very different than the imagined one.


    I recently went through an exercise where the best option on LED strip lighting is so new the manufacturer does not have an IES file available but provided photometric data. Is not uncommon to find one manufacturer using lumen/ft while another uses watts/ foot or nits or foot candles. The units used to measure illumination may be all over the place and conversion is not always straightforward.


    I would like to suggest the possibility of selecting multiple standard units for illumination in addition to cd/m2. Perhaps a drop-down dialog box populated with industry standard units and therefore the ability to switch from Luminance to Illuminance to Lux or even power consumption as some manufacturers prefer to identify their products.


    I think the ability to do this in addition to the use of IES files would add enormous functionality to a future version of Enscape, and perhaps even the use of an extended Assent Library that may include actual functioning lighting fixtures and sources which may be provided by the lighting industry as ready made objects to be selected from online catalogs ready to use.


    By the way, congrats on the new 2.7, it is fantastic!:)

    I believe I have found the cause of the issue. One of the textures may have a formatting error or something embedded that caused the Enscape Materials dialog to malfunction.

    When I replaced the suspecting texture the issue went away.

    The visual queue was that the culprit texture kept disappearing from the Enscape viewport, then reappearing by itself.

    Hello All,


    I frequently use Enscape to generate evening views, what we call in the retail design and entertainment industry "magic hour" renderings. Generally the tools currently available under Escape Objects are sufficient to render excellent twilight renderings of animated and heavily populated commercial scenes for this market segment.


    In the last few weeks though, I have been asked to explore accurate renditions of outdoor areas mainly illuminated with a variety of LED strip lighting fixtures. I have noticed that of the Enscape Objects toolset only the spotlight elements offer the ability to attach IES files.


    So my question has two parts:


    1 - Has anyone been in this situation and somehow come up with an accurate workaround?

    2 - Are there any plans to expand the Enscape Objects toolset to include the ability to assign IES files to Line or Rectangle lighting objects, or even better, include LED strips as another category of lighting objects?


    Your contribution is greatly appreciated.


    Best!

    Manny

    Hello Enscape Team,


    At Fugleberg Koch we are currently working on remodeling an area of our building to create a Design Lounge. One of the many activities we are planning and would like to host at this new space will be architectural VR presentations as well as learning and training sessions for our employees as well as others in the area who might be interested in attending.


    As we develop our physical space and activities program it occurred to me that we would like to have a conversation with your representative for this area, Orlando, Florida, if you have one.


    We are making a significant investment in the design lounge and the equipment necessary to provide great client experiences during the design and development process, and Enscape is one key component among the tools we use to this effect.


    Please let me know who I can contact to get this conversation started.


    Thanks!

    Manny

    tobiasolsen Thank you Tobias for your passionate advocacy in favor of the Oculus Rift S. Quite a lot of people agree with you, particularly on the cost/features ratio.

    However in real life some people like their coffee bitter while others like it sweet :), and yet others don't like coffee at all.

    I appreciate your point of view. It is very helpful for my evaluation.