Posts by mattendler

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    I made rendering packages for clients that look a lot like this. When I staple the views into a PDF there's some manual work that could be automated. Currently I'm spending a lot of time re-ordering images doing extra clicking.

    See my proposed mock up below that I think would be beneficial.

    This would:

    1. Allow the user to save multiple views to a single view set for later use.

    2. Allow the user to run design options variations in a single batch render operation.

    3. Allow PDFs to be automatically collated per their filenaming mode (assuming that their PDF stapler uses alphanumeric ordering). This can be tedious if there's a lot of similar images that need to be manually re-sorted.



    I use hiding, isolating, and clipping to reach into a space to make changes, but I'd like the renderer to show everything as normal (without those overrides), as it will help guide my changes. This is simple enough in Revit, since I can set Enscape to reference one view, and I can make temporary visibility changes in my working view. How is this possible in Rhino?

    Demian Gutberlet  Phil Read and everyone else:

    is there a more thorough method for managing proxies? I had no idea you could link a revit family to an enscape asset. Does that occur across all types of that family? Or just the instance?

    It would be great if there's a dashboard that lists the family types loaded in the revit file and then would allow them to be auto-replaced per dropdown replacement choices in Enscape....

    I'm just going to add here that I've always been upset with the way that Archvision feels that they can have ownership/dominance over the only proxy file format within Revit....

    I truly believe that all of this should be OPEN SOURCE, and that is the only way it can really thrive - so however Enscape can align itself with an open-ended community format where EVERYONE develops assets and adds them to a huge repository of assets - then we will.

    Enscape should work towards their assets being renderable in everything, and transition all of this to a free community database. That is the only way you'll defeat Archvision.


    I tend to notice my Revit consistently gets sluggish and can hang up for brief moments when I’m running Enscape, live updating or not.

    Has anyone had any performance boost using two cards in their machine: one dedicated for Enscape and one dedicated for Revit? If so, what steps do you take to delegate the energy spent between the two cards?


    No because these concepts only exist in Revit. For me it makes sense that these things are left to the host application which already has many tools (like view templates) to handle all these settings efficiently. It would also be a gigantic development effort.

    The only 2 settings that I'd like to be governed by Enscape (in an ideal world) are the camera positions and sun position. You would still select a revit view from which Enscape should get the geometry, but camera positions and sun positions would be managed by Enscape. This is similar to how many other applications do this (as mentioned by renderwiz). It's interesting that you can re-use a revit view as an Enscape view, but it's kind of limiting that you NEED a revit view if you want to save a camera position or time of day in Enscape.

    But like I said, I think given the current implementation that's unlikely to happen. And there might be other solutions to get to easily reproduceable renders. Like suggested in the other tread, an easier way to update cameras (so we can tweak camera position and time of day and save that back to the camera) would be a good step in the right direction without needing a major overhaul.

    Pieter not sure I agree with you. They've already implemented a BIM mode. It seems like the only way to really solve the problem. Anything else is a workaround.

    I see that we have BIM data now but it hasn't really proven useful to us yet. Can anyone state for the record how this feature is working for them? And how they are using it in meetings, etc?

    I'm still waiting for the essential feature of measuring from one point to another point in the Enscape environment...are we still developing that feature?

    yea we struggle with this as well...we end up just re-saving the view and deleting the original because there's no way to "push" the nuances in sun setting or camera re-positioning BACK to the view. Which is a confusing pain point for some projects.

    But furthmore...

    And even if it did, what if that view has a VT that is locking that from changing? Would Enscape tell us that it cannot complete the transaction? Or would it be able to update the VT? Or remove the VT from the view?

    And if it cannot, seems like a valid point to suggest that Enscape should catalog its views in its own browser UI? Independent from Revit's project browser?

    Pieter Your point about a level playing field across the applications is well taken.

    Pieter  renderwiz i'm interpreting your above points support the idea of having Enscape handling the properties of the view directly in its own UI, is that correct?

    Like...are we suggesting that Enscape control the below elements within its own dialogue box (it will basically have its own VGO Panel)???

    aka..all of the below controled DIRECTLY in Enscape UI (not pulled from a view's view properties)

    Model Categories and Subcategories

    Imported Categories



    Design Options

    Detail Level

    Parts Visibility

    Discipline Setting

    Lighting Settings


    Phase Filter

    Section Box

    Temporary Hide/Isolation

    Manual Override by Element

    Linked File properties for all of the above