Web Standalone Export

Export Web Standalone

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

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

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

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

The browser notification that the Web Standalone Export is loading

NOTE!
If you have issues uploading an asset to the server, then this may be due to your Firewall. You may need to add some exceptions to your Firewall, and you will find the information you need to do this at this link.

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.

You can navigate using the standard Enscape navigation keys, QWEASD + Shift  move faster.

Enscape is now available in your browser window

Enscape is now available in your browser window

Administration

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

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

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

Enscape's Manage Uploads window showing the Web Standalones tab

Embedding the Web Standalone

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.

<html>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function () {
$("#enscapeframe").on("mouseenter", function() {
$(this).focus();
});
});
</script>
<iframe id="enscapeframe" src="<link to your web standalone>"></iframe>
</html>

Current Limitations

Current limitations of the Web Standalone Export are:

  • Render Quality is equivalent of ‘Draft’ mode in Enscape Full version
  • Currently no fog or grass material is visible
  • Rendering of transparent materials is currently simplified
  • Currently, no support for Internet Explorer/Edge/Safari or iOS devices (iPhone, iPads)
  • Performance of larger projects may be of a lower quality than in the full version of Enscape
  • Enscape Settings are disabled
  • Favorite Views are disabled
  • Light View mode is disabled
  • Customization: Only Interface Overlay supported
  • Touch controls are currently very basic
  • A maximum file size of 500MB
  • No VR mode
Top Tip
If you are experiencing issues, such as the Web Export not loading in the browser, it may that your browser is not WebGL2.0 compatible. You can test your browser’s compatibility by visiting this webpage.


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