Posts by eeblack

    So I was testing some rendering settings because the video playback using WMP was jumpy in animations that were rendered in UHD. During the conversations with the designer, he mentioned that he wished there were more conceptual options instead of everything looking 100% complete. I have already contributed to the Additional Linework Options thread for sketchy lines with extensions, heavy ends, etc.


    Then I remembered this tutorial by Phil Read to make a Revit model look like a physical model built from basswood. Simulated Basswood Model


    When I create the Phase, set the overrides, create the material and hit render, I see the Revit content rendered as though it was made out of basswood - exactly as intended. But all of the Enscape assets are still photorealistic in full color.


    What I would like to see are options to change the White or Polystyrol Styles to another material (like basswood...)


    I don't want to change or override materials in Enscape's editor because that would take a lot of time to do, and also to return them to their original state.


    Thoughts?

    I can confirm the issue as well. UltraHD resolution and 120 fps causes stuttering when playing back on WMP. It did not do this a couple of months ago. It is not a hardware issue as I have a fast computer and graphic card, fast network, etc. The video plays fine in VLC player. It may be a recent Windows update, or it may not be, but it IS a problem. Clients aren't always technically sophisticated and forcing them to install other players such as VLC may be tougher if their IT departments are restrictive.

    Deleting the %username% Temp folder does indeed create a new instance of the folder when browsing through the online assets.


    I tried several times to update and download the content into an offline directory, and each time it stops with a network offline message. If I look at the online version, there are a few assets that say Loading Failed in red. I suspect these are causing the timeout issue with the offline download process.


    I imagine almost every Enscape user is trying to download the assets from your server at the same time.


    I'll try again later.

    There is an option in the lower right corner to use Offline Assets and download those items to a local folder. Once that is done, the searching and loading of assets is much faster. (They may have moved it in version 3.0)


    If you actually do want to increase (not decrease) the load times, might I suggest a 28k fax modem?

    I'm torn. I'd love to be able to use the site context stuff from InfraWorks and bring it into Revit, but the materials do not transfer. I really want to maintain a single source of project modelling data (Revit), but there just isn't that ability. It's Autodesk's fault. NavisWorks and FormIt aren't any better. 3dsmax would act as a good container, but it is a separate program that is difficult to master unless you use it 24/7. That's why I don't want Enscape to divert focus from improving the program for the users it has.

    I've switched companies recently and am rendering with Enscape in both Revit and SketchUp now. :thumbsup:


    In SketchUp, I am able to animate a section slice, which is effective in showing a demolition phase by making the items to be removed disappear, and new items appear. This is done by creating scenes in SketchUp and changing the active slice between scenes. SketchUp then interpolates the movement of the slice as needed.


    When I activate Enscape, the section slices are not visible, nor does anything happen if I change scenes from the viewer.


    Has anyone had success in doing this?


    I thought I would be able to use tags in SketchUp similar to using Hide in View in Revit, but those are persistent between scenes, so if you turn off the visibility of a tag it turns off in all scenes. Even creating a keyframe, then selecting the item in SketchUp and hiding affects all other keyframes.


    Any thoughts?


    Thanks in advance for your comments.

    Enscape launched without issues. When I went to close the Enscape Rendering window, I'm left with the progress bar that is persistent on my screen, regardless of program being used. See capture below.


    Also, the rendering window does not seem to be tab-selectable. I have to select it from the task bar. Even clicking in the rendering window doesn't change focus to it.


    I'm not finding other threads that describe this problem. It happened under 2.4, 2.5 and now under 2.6. I have a waiting room with some storefront along the exterior wall. I'm using decals to apply graphics to the glazing. If there is modeled Revit content such as a sidewalk, parking lot or adjacent wall, the decal shows up as expected. If there is no modeled content, the decals (or portions of them) do not show up and the glass renders clear. I kind of like having the skybox in the background for some visual interest where the glass is supposed to be clear. See the attached image for a better understanding of the issue. What it's doing is cropping the decal at the edge of the parking lot. If I build a wall around the parking lot, it has to be really tall, and I get shadows and changes in tone because of the shading. Why doesn't the decal take more precedence over the skybox? The storefront at the other end of the waiting room has clear glass, so I want to be able to see the skybox and not the white background.


    Happy to hear they are working on something. It's getting worse as more and more content is added. Let us download a cache file that is stored locally and gets refreshed when it checks on launch for updates. I don't mind waiting for an individual item that I actually want to download. It's just painful trying to find them. These are just thumbnail images with a link to the web content.