Posts by Chalk

    Hi guys, for the past year we have been using the Enscape standalone export function a lot for supplying our customers with a model of their project. This feature is one important reason we chose to use Enscape.


    But using it for the past year, we get a lot of responses from our clients that they can't use the standalone because it won't start. Of course, we always test the models before sending them, so I assume the problem (in most cases) will be the computer of the client. So we wrote a short tutorial on how to update the drivers for the video card since this will probably solve the problems.


    Unfortunately, we noticed that most clients are not skilled enough to do this, think it is too much work or it's too complicated. So, in the end, we always end up sending the less slick web version.

    This means that over the past year we can say that we can't use the function because of the requirements of the standalone models.


    Is there something you can do to add more support for older drivers/video cards? Because at the moment this is limiting us in the use of the function to the point that we are considering not even using it anymore.

    I am also in the market for a new laptop since my current laptop is also struggling to keep up with our latest models.

    But I always get lost in the system specs because I have no clue what all the model numbers (processor and GF cards etc.) mean, and which is better suited for Enscape.


    Would it be an idea to do a blog with a best-buy guide for laptops and desktops every 6 months?

    There are many ways to achieve this within Revit, even with little effort.


    Two easy solutions from the top of my head:

    - Use the design option with the assets in different option sets

    - Use a system parameter (like comments or type comments) in combination with viewfilters

    I'm having problems with favourite views and also batch rendering.


    When I mark views as a favourite, they appear in the menu within Enscape. This is also the way to set up batch rendering according to your knowledge base.

    But when I batch render the selected views I get the same view rendered instead of the correct views. Also, the preview in the menu shows the same wrong thumbnail.


    What is going wrong?


    I'm using Enscape version 2.6.2 ;)



    I already enjoy the results Chalk , maybe you wanna add a little bit (more) of bump to the brick material you're using for the house. :) At the moment it looks a touch flat.

    Thanks for the feedback! I agree, but it is hard to create more bump within Revit if there is only the color map to go with. We are limited to the textured provided by the masonry supplier chosen by the client.


    I tried making a normal map with GIMP 2.0 and this gives some improvement. Should a bump map produce better results according to you?

    These are some exterior visuals we did for a client. The model has been set up with Revit and dressed up with items from the asset library (get some more recent model cars! ;) )


    Although we are quite pleased with the result, I am looking for feedback to maybe improve these some more. I have been tweaking the lights/shadow etc. but I am always doubting the settings :S




    I guess I posted this in the wrong subforum before, sorry.


    Anyway, when using the "walk mode" we can walk through doors when these are placed as a door family.


    But often Revit modelers also use a curtain wall to quickly create windows and doors because of the quick workflow. This is no problem for the BIM philosophy as well because the curtain wall panels can also be tagged as a door or window category.


    13528-knipsel-jpg


    Unfortunately, Enscape does not allow us to walk through a curtain panel door. Can we please make this happen? It would make navigating our models much easier since we use this workflow a lot.


    Thanks! :)

    Use model in place to create a (small) geometry surface on the monitor, and put a decal image on this surface. (Not sure for the monitor, but for the TV's you can't put it directly on the face of the TV model because it will have two material faces in one another).


    You can set the decal luminance to "LCD screen" for a good representation of an actual LCD screen.


    *update*

    I see you have multiple monitors. Create the geometry surface in the family, not in place ;)

    Hi Arno, I just made my first attempt at Dynamo with your tutorial.

    Your tutorial is realy clear on the setup, so I managed to install the correct packages and load your script in the Dynamo Player. :)


    Unfortunately I can't seem to get it to work. I get the error "Unsupported Input Type".


    [Blocked Image: https://i.ibb.co/hm4BbPZ/Knipsel.jpg]


    I googled a bit for the error but I got lost... Do you know what the cause/solution would be?

    Thanks!

    FIrst of all, I am realy glad with the progress made since releasing the Asset Library. I am glad with the growth of the number of models and the overall quality of the assets.


    I have been using the asset library a while now, especialy for interior visualisations. The qualilty of most assets are growing, i.e. the latetst sofa and beds are becomeing more realistic with the wrinkles and cushens!


    But the furniture right now is a mix of different interior styles which makes it hard to combine sofas with lounge chairs, tables, sideboards and shelves. This makes getting a realistic interior image much more difficult, because who would decorate their home with all this furniture which does not mix well? I would like to see furniture collections with matching furniture so we can dress up a room in a certain style!


    Perhaps you could get some advice from an interior architect on the selection of furniture in the asset library, and provide these as furniture collections? That would be a great help! It would also be a great help if we could adjust the colors/dimensions of the furniture, but I read that this is already on your radar.


    Keep up the good work with developing the asset library!