Link Views to Settings Presets

Overview

Views that have been created and saved in Enscape can be linked to Settings Presets that have been saved via the Save to Project (default) option. This will then allow you to easily recreate renderings when required.

The linked Settings Preset will then be used (instead of the current settings in the Visual Settings window) when rendering an image out of the linked View which is done via the Render Image dialog.

NOTE: only the Settings Presets option Save to Project (default) can be linked to Views, and you will need at least one Save To Project Setting Preset to be able to use this linking functionality.

Create your Settings Preset

As discussed elsewhere in the Settings Presets article, adjust your settings in the Visual Settings window and once happy, click on Preset -> Save Preset -> Save to Project (default)

Save Settings Preset to Project

Save Settings Preset to Project

You will then be prompted to name the Setting Preset.

Name the Settings Preset

Name the Settings Preset

Create your View

If you have not already created a view you should do so now either via the Create View button or the option in the Enscape menu, as explained in this article.

Link your View

Once done, open the Manage Views / Active Documents list and mouse over the View you want to connect to a Settings Preset. You should see two symbols appear as you roll over the Named View. Click on the chain symbol to establish the link between the View and the Settings Preset.

Link to Settings Preset symbol

Link to Settings Preset symbol

You will then be prompted to select the Visual Setting Preset you want to link to the View.

Link Visual Setting to View dialog

Link Visual Setting to View dialog

Once the Settings Preset has been selected you will then see the chain symbol permanently visible next to the View that it has been linked to.

View is linked to Settings Presets

View is linked to Settings Presets

Hovering the mouse over the chain symbol again will result in it exhibiting a black line through it. This indicates that clicking on it again will remove the View’s link to the Setting Preset.

Unlink a View from a Setting Preset

Unlink a View from a Setting Preset

Render a Linked View

Clicking on the Render button in the Enscape Toolbar will bring up the Render Image window. Any Views that have a link to a Settings Presets will be shown with the chain symbol next to it.

This is purely an indicator, and any adjustments to that link must be made from the Manage Views / Active Documents menu.

Render Image window

Render Image window

You can then select any Views that are linked to Settings Presets along with other Views that are not. Furthermore, as well as selecting Views linked to Settings Preset you can press the Render button to ‘Batch Render’ the Views you have selected.

Automatic Naming must be enabled for the Default Folder to take affect when Batch Rendering or rendering out a single Named View. This means that you are able to set a different folder location for each Setting Preset and therefore, by association the Named Views that are linked to those Settings Presets.

Disabling Automatic Naming will only function when the Use Current Enscape Viewport option is selected in the Render Image dialog. Rendering Named Views will always automatically name the files.

Show Safe Frame is always disabled during Batch Rendering and when saving a single Named View.

Select Multiple Views

Select Multiple Views


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