Enscape’s Web Standalone removes the requirement for high end graphics cards, as the Web Standalone exports is rendered in the browser using WebGL 2.0.
To create a Web Standalone, Enscape needs to be started. The Export Web Standalone button then becomes available.
In Revit the button is visible with its associated title:
Export Web Standalone button in Revit
In Sketchup, Rhino, and ArchiCAD, the button appears without a title, and the icon is the same in all three CAD’s. Here the button is shown in Sketchup:
Export Web Standalone button in SketchUp
Once you are ready to export a Web Standalone clicking on the Export Web Standalone button will result in a dialogue box opening. This will indicate the progress of the upload of the Web Standalone Export. This is the same dialogue box for all CAD’s that Enscape is provided for.
Export Web Standalone uploading progress dialogue box
Your default browser will open and you will be notified in the browser that the server is still processing the data for the Web Standalone Export, and an option to reload the file if it fails the first time.
The browser notification that the Web Standalone Export is loading
Once the server has finished processing the data, your default browser will open. Once the Standalone has loaded in to your browser it will automatically display your project from the same position that was showing in the Enscape window.
The Help Overlay appears automatically when the web standalone is opened. You can toggle it on and off using the H key on your keyboard. Movement in any direction can be controlled on your keyboard via the arrow keys, and the E and Q keys to move up and down, respectively. To speed up the movement somewhat, hold the Shift key; to speed it up even more, hold the CRTL key. Toggle between Fly and Walk mode with the spacebar. Pressing M turns the mini map on and off. To generally rotate the view, click in the window with your left mouse key and drag in the desired direction. Adjust the time of day by pressing shift, holding the right mouse key, and moving the mouse.
Help Overlay in the Web Standalone
Enscape is now available in your browser window
Back in the your CAD, you can administer your Web Standalone files by clicking on the My Uploads button.
In Revit it is located here:
My Uploads button in Revit
In Sketchup, Rhino, and Enscape the icon is the same, here it is shown in Sketchup:
My Uploads button in Sketchup, Rhino and ArchiCAD
When clicked, a new Window named Manage Uploads will open with a tab named Web Standalones. Click on the Web Standalones tab which will list all the Web Standalones that you have created.
From there you can click in the Standalone’s title to open it in your browser, or you can click the red X to delete the Standalone file. This window appears the same in all CAD’s.
Enscape's Manage Uploads window showing the Web Standalones tab
You can embed the Web Standalone in to your own webpage, if you require to monitor the amount of people viewing your project for instance. This can be done by embedding the URL into an iframe using the following script in your webpage.
Current limitations of the Web Standalone Export are: