Posts by Kaj Burival

    Hey Tim ,

    Thank you for the clarification. I absolutely see your point. At this time, my only workaround that I can offer is to apply the normal map as albedo map to position it in SketchUp, and then remove the albedo map again.

    You can find out where the normal map is stored on your machine by hovering over the name in the Enscape material editor:

    I understand this is not a perfect solution, but I hope this will at least solve your current struggles.

    Please let me know in case this doesn't help

    You can change the sun position by changing the daytime in Enscape. For this you can use the keys U and I, or Shift + Right Mouse Button + Moving the mouse.

    If you just did this so far, the Home / Pos1 button won't do anything.

    However, you can move the sun away from its natural trajectory by using Shift + U / I and CTRL + U / I. This way you can move the sun anywhere you like. If you did this, to return the sun to it's natural position (according to the currently selected daytime) you press the Home / Pos1 button.

    You can see the exact time in Enscape in the bottom right corner while changing the daytime. This can be used in combination with the Vectorworks Heliodon tool to set up the time of your choice as described in this Knowledgebase article

    Hope this helps!

    Jcastle correct me if I'm wrong, but I think we're talking about the general ability to add secondary textures (and I think this would be most useful with a secondary albedo input), that, especially with the ability to apply a different scale to the secondary texture, would allow to easily break up the patterns we see by only repeating a single texture.

    Am I right? So with a second albedo texture input to combine onto the first texture with a different scale this would be a solution?


    Try lowering the Bump amount. you'rs is set really high and additionally, by setting it to over 0,500, it's set to displacement mode.

    Your bump map is quite tiny and detailed, so these strong details on small space look very noisy in your example. Try setting it to 0,100.

    Also, your Transparency seems to be sett really low (just 5? try setting it up to 90 or so if you want real glass)

    Does that improve the look?

    Hey hoza ,

    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm sorry to hear you perceive our responses as offensive. This doesn't have anything to do with our developers being lazy, it's just that ArchiCAD doesn't offer tools out of the box we could use to scale our assets, so the implementation work for this feature is very, very complex and something we didn't have to do for any other CAD software, yet.

    I have added your vote to the system, though. But to make it clear: at the moment, no resizing of asset library elements in ArchiCAD is planned.

    Hope you have a great new Year!

    Hey lef80 ,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    Please keep in mind Enscape is still a real-time rendering engine, so complexity of your models and textures has an effect.

    If you fill your model with lots of high-detail, high-poly models and high-resolution textures, ANY graphics card will have troubles executing it fluently. This is probably where your noise comes from.

    Also, smart idea to proxy the high detail models, but this will only improve your SketchUp performance. The Exe Standalone produced by Enscape still has to contain all the models in full quality, all textures, and also the Enscape Engine and 3D assets, so that's why it wouldn't help.

    To answer your questions:

    1. We can't just increase the web standalone quality anyway we wish. First, it's written in an entirely differen system (WebGL) than Enscape, so we don't have the same tools to craft the same high quality. But this is also the reason why it can run in a browser. If we were able to achieve the same quality in the Web Standalone, it wouldn't perform any better than regular Enscape, either.

    2. Thank you for your feedback. I have added your vote to our internal system.

    For corona-compliant user meetings, have you thought about holding a web meeting with your clients and sharing your screen while showcasing Enscape?

    Not the fanciest, but a very viable solution.