Posts by snowyweston

    A few teething problems aside, our company is transitioning to work from home fairly well - using RDC over vpn to drive our workstations remotely and, lag aside, get almost at-desk working performance.

    Save, except for, Enscape.

    Now I know it's come up before (perhaps by myself) that the native Windows RDC client does not support Enscape (launches) - and that other remote platforms potentially may*... and i know I almost allude to doubling-down on the please-please-please in my thread title, but we know it's not Enscape's problem that Windows RDC doesn't support te OpenGL stuff...

    So, as a workaround... would it be possible to create standalone exports without needing to launch the viewer? We are fairly confident in our presets, saved views and model content to do this - and then we could either bring the .exe to our local machine - or get to sharing it with our clients & consultants (albeit "blind")

    ...anyone got any suggestions/recommendations? I found RealVNC really clunky.

    We are finding standalones created using 2.7 complain on machines that haven't the required C++ redistributable thingy

    This is the first time we have seen the like (with any version) and makes our move to 2.7 difficult as it forces the hands of others (generally our clients!) to need to update their computers to review items we send them (not cool).

    The error it generates is also vague - and suggests contacting support@enscape - where, it would (should?) just say "you need this installed" to save you/me any comebacks...

    until now, to ask about "scale" for Enscape would have been a perverse notion - but now that we have orthogonal views in 2.7 (YAY!) the immediate follow-on* is...

    To save us all eyeballing pixels-to-pixels when sizing-up and overlay'ing annotatative outputs from other sources (read hidden line views in Revit, text objects in InDesign, etc) - might there be some way to set some kind of "scale" to (ortho) render outputs, so that - for example we might accurately know 1:1 "pixel-to-X" - where x is a real world measure?

    *okay, maybe second after transparent/alpha background exports


    since the above was more an observation than an "idea or request" - here's one to tag on the end:

    when in an orthographic (elevation) view, might right-click "orbit" convert to "turntable", (removing the tilt behaviour) - or better yet, a whole new key/control for such? about model-space-center (as rotation origin point) would be just fine!

    We have just been looking at the orthographic projected view - after wanting (needing?) it so badly for so long.

    But I think we have found a gotcha - that will, at least for now, limit us using it.

    Specifically, the "parallel" view appears to be to NESW, not any given plane - so where we have rotated elevations (almost always) and want to go perpendicular to that façade, we can't. Unless we've missed some setting?

    Hopefully my awful example model shots explain what I'm getting at.

    Quick question from my team - we have a mix of GPUs running in our office, 10 RTX 2070 Supers, 10 GTX 1080, a 1080Ti, and a whole load of Quadro... now with the RTX rendering switch in General Settings, we're curious, what happens (if anything of significant) someone who has, and works with, and then exports an RTX standalone, but the next person to open that file doesn't have a RTX? does it auto-step down to "regular" mode?

    essentially it’s just a list of what’s in the model - I already have that in Revit.

    we do "virtual tours" to walk our project models - screen-grab-snagging all along the way. To be able to select an element and get (at the very least) it's ElementID - to aid in re-locating the problem once back in Revit, has already been imagined by my teams as an incredibly useful function.

    I'd echo - with caveat* - Gordon's request.

    *we would want to first be able to tailor what properties do (but more specifically don't) get exported - which, (appreciated) could require a fairly comprehensive data-miner checkbox/selection interface.

    Quick question/request: Is there a list of all assets, with their respective IDs and Heights, available?

    Essentially, we're not using the mesh model geometry, but a "widget" family (this is Revit).

    Whilst I can place an instance from the asset library into a project - then copy/paste the parameter values across - I could automate the whole process with a list.

    In the video editor, we can create as many keyframes as we like without any discernible slow-up.

    In the viewer, "creating views" however - at least certainly within Revit - is at the utter mercy of Revit's view creation - views I might add we never need (except for Enscape purposes)

    So I was wondering, might we get the option somehow (perhaps create an .xml like the video editor) to "create views (for Enscape Only)" ? - with the possibility to bind the action to a shortcut - so, when we might effortlessly set up shots for framing-up "jump-throughs" (of saved views) - which is how we're finding our story-telling working best with Enscape at the moment.