Posts by DPHORVATH

    The HDRI skies that i like to use are from HDRI Haven. They have great lighting characteristics. However it is very tough to find one that has the lighting you want and the same scale of the scenery to the building model. For example the trees of the HRDI image could appear 200 ft tall when i have a 5 story building in the scene and the maple trees are towering over my 5 story building, that is what i mean by out of scale / proportion. If there was an enscape adjustment to scale the hdri to the model that would be amazing.

    Seems very reasonable to do in my opinion.


    If perhaps the HDRI types that i am using are not appropriate for use with Enscape, then let me know (maybe that is my problem). Perhaps someone can suggest another source for HDRI skies for use with Enscape.


    Cheers.

    Dave

    Seems logical if there would be a slide bar adjustment setting for the skybox scaling. I spend more time on my sky background than anything else with enscape unfortunately. It's the only laking item that bugs me and make renderings look less than presentable.

    Hello,

    Curious to know if there is a scaling variable setting for skybox hdri images. It seems to be a struggle to incorporate skyboxes into building render models at the right proportion.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Dave

    :revit:

    I found it.

    Follow up question; will this preview version overwrite the version that works with Revit 2021?

    I don't need revit 2022 that bad just yet if the formal version of enscape that works confidently with 2022 is coming out shortly.

    Thanks Demian,

    Yes, my Windows and GPU drivers are up to date.

    My Revit has the hotfixes installed and i am using the latest Enscape as well.


    Enscape did just email me with a reply, and they mentioned there is a bug within Enscape that they hope to have fixed in the near future.

    In the meantime they suggested using scope box in revit to reduce the elements being factored into the render, which did work for me in this case. It is a large revit model so that makes sense. I also turned off the exterior landscaping assets since i didnt need them for the interior render. The second tier of work around was to reduce the resolution from Ultra to High, but i didnt have to do that in my case. The scope box strategy did work.


    I look forward to the bug fix update in Enscape.


    Thanks again,

    Dave :thumbup:

    Hi Phil,

    No, i have removed any linked CAD files and purged and compressed the file nicely.


    Enscape did just email me with a response to my issue. Apparently it is within Enscape and they are working on a fix. In the meantime the work around is to use scope boxes to reduce the items factored into the render, and then if that doesnt work to reduce from Ultra to High resolution. So far using the scope box to narrow down the model to only what i need has worked this morning. I also turned off the outdoor landscaping assets since in dont need them for the interior render scene.

    Perhaps there will be an update to Enscape soon to fix the bug.

    Thanks for your responses, as they are also very reasonable items to address for any modeling regardless of any bugs in Enscape.


    Dave :thumbup:

    Thanks Phil!!

    You may be exactly correct here.

    I've opened up other building models and rendered scenes with no problems.

    Then i go back to the file im having trouble with, which has become one of those old revised, revised, and revised again interior models that i've imported many custom lights, furniture, etc... and the revit file is quite messy perhaps. Something in the past few weeks has made the revit file in question quite complex and Enscape is having trouble rendering it.

    Im making a clean new revit file, and then going to copy paste only the building elements i need into the fresh file from the old and see if i can leave the problems behind in the old file.

    I'm going to try this strategy before i mess with settings since everything has worked great up until a few weeks ago with this project.


    Thanks, I'll update the post if this fixes the problem.

    Dave

    Hello,

    Enscape is crashing on me when I try to render a scene.

    I sometimes get 2 or 3 renders successfully, then the next one crashes without any setting changes.

    This is frustrating.

    I have an amazing Nvidia gpu and workstation, so my hardware is capable. Perhaps with the new enscape version there is a bug or another setting that in need to tweak.

    Any advice is welcome.

    Here is the crash screen below:


    I have been using Enscape with Revit successfully for some time now.

    However in the past couple weeks, Enscape continously crashes and exits when i try to make a render scene.

    I am using the latest Enscape, and Revit 2021.

    Anyone out there have any idea what is going on here? I have not changed any computer settings.

    Nvidia Quadro gpu.


    I've followed the Enscape gpu setting tutorial exactly and that didnt fix anything, and the settings were proper anyhow.


    Any help is welcomed and appreciated.



    Thank you!!


    Dave

    Hello,

    Im having some trouble with a wood material appearance.

    The wood image sample file is appearing as a strong tiled look, where i'd like it to repeat (tile) without looking like it is tiled.

    Are there any settings in Revit or Enscape that can blend away these seams between tile edges?

    I know the easy answer is to find a seamless image file, but that isnt always possible with certain specific materials which we want to show.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Dave

    I would like to see delivery type vehicles; tractor trailer, semi trucks and trailers, Fedex, UPS, Amazon, USPS (US Mail), etc.... and in a variety of sizes etc....

    Smaller Aviation type of vehicles would be nice too.

    I'd go as far as a dozen or so boat types and sizes.


    Thanks again,

    Dave

    Now that you have discontinued compatibility with ArchVision content, can you please improve your asset library to include many more vehicles?

    Semi Trailers, Delivery Vehicles, Bicycles, many many more Cars and current models and variety of colors for each vehicle, etc...

    I just completed a large industrial property rendering and i have no vehicles in the loading areas......... :(

    Thanks renderwiz, i did do some work in photoshop to crop a skybox to bring it down to a more accurate eye level, but did not try other tweaks as you mention. I have tried reducing and enlarging the skybox image size but with no change to the enscape view.


    Would be nice if Enscape had a scale factor adjustment variable for the skybox feature.


    Any other ideas anyone?


    Cheers!

    Hi there,


    Is there a way to scale a skybox to become in proportion to the model?

    Most skyboxes seem well out of scale when used in models.

    Anyone know of a way to reduce or increase the scale of skyboxes?


    Cheers,

    Dave

    I have an update that may be helpful to others with similar problems related to the gpu.


    The good folks at Boxx Support spent a couple hours diagnosing my machine to check all hardware, etc...

    Basically, what we think happened was that my machine at two years old had some outdated or unorganized setups within it.

    After testing many things in many ways, they wiped clean all past gpu drivers and did a clean install with the latest Nvidia driver for my gpu/card. They felt that years of updates may have left some bad stuff underneath that could be causing problems. So a good cleanup was helpful.

    We also updated my machine's bios from 1.06.05 to 1.06.11 as a last step.

    A week before this update, i reinstalled windows to 1909 version, reinstalled revit and enscape and other essential softwares; sort of like a clean sweep of things.

    So after all of this, we tried to recreate the crash/lockups with enscape/revit and we could not get it to crash. So i will be putting my machine through the ringer this next week to see how it goes.

    Boxx does feel that my gpu may be going though based on other stress tests that were iffy. So the clean up of the machine may have been helpful, but my video gpu card may also be on the brink.

    I no longer feel that the issue is with revit or enscape, and it was a great remote session with the Boxx team to analyze my machine to narrow down the potential issue as a hardware issue at this point.

    I hope this helps the Enscape users out there that may have similar issues.

    Cheers,

    Dave