Enscape interprets the material parameters of ArchiCAD’s Basic Engine. By adding certain keywords to the name of your material you define parameters for the Enscape rendering engine and how the material is to be displayed.
Keywords for special materials
|Water, Ocean, River||Draws the material as a water surface with type according waves|
|Vegetation, Foliage, Leaf||Adds translucency to thin surfaces (single face)|
|Short Grass, Grass, Tall Grass, Wild Grass||Realistic grass material based on the underlying surface color|
|Clearcoat||Imitates the type of paint that you find on car bodies|
Keyword Short Grass
Keyword Tall Grass
Keyword Wild Grass
Clearcoat material with Enscape orange selected as the base color
Adding these keywords will change the material parameters without changing their color. The color is defined by either the selected texture or by the selected surface color.
Special parameter keywords
|Steel, Copper, Metal, Aluminium||0,3||Metal|
In the Exposure To Light settings of the surface material editor, you have the possibility to tweak some of the appearance parameters of your selected material.
Surface settings in ArchiCAD
The transparency of your material can be modified by adjusting the Transmittance.
Transmittance slider within the surface settings of ArchiCAD
Tweaking the Shininess will define the intensity of the reflection of your material.
Shininess slider within the surface settings of ArchiCAD
Adjusting the value under Specular, will modify the intensity of the specular reflection of the material.
Specular slider within the surface settings of ArchiCAD
Choose which color you want to be emitted from the selected surface by altering the Emission Color and by adjusting the intensity of the emission with the Attenuation controls.
Attenuation slider within the surface settings of ArchiCAD
You can apply ordinary surface textures to your surface material within the Texture dialogue window. Should the applied texture contain transparency, simply check the box for Transparency in the Alpha Channel Effects.
Texture settings within the ArchiCAD surface settings