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Architects Can Do More Without a Visualization Specialist With Scanned Entourage, Improved Indirect Lighting and More
KARLSRUHE, Germany — May 10, 2023 — Today, Enscape, now part of Chaos, releases Enscape 3.5, bringing adjustable assets, multibounce global illumination (GI) and over 40 digital humans to anyone working in Revit, SketchUp, Archicad, Rhino or Vectorworks. Architects now have even more ways to immerse clients in their real-time visualizations.
“When you’re presenting, the last thing you want is something that draws you out of a visual,” said Petr Mitev, VP Solutions for Designers at Chaos. “That’s why Enscape 3.5 comes with a number of visual quality improvements that architects don’t even need to think about. They’ll just notice that everything looks better, and that’s before they start digging into the customization and entourage updates. It’s a day-one improvement.”
One of Enscape’s biggest user requests is now available in 3.5. With adjustable assets, designers can start customizing materials, colors and more for an initial batch of entourage, making it easier to dial in the right feeling for their 3D scenes. These adjustments cover:
Non-adjustable assets have been added, as well, including: five dogs, nine trees, 22 interior assets and 93 unscanned people.
Starting in January, Enscape’s internal scanner has been creating exclusive digital humans to help architects easily add realistic people to 3D environments. With Enscape 3.5, the total has grown to 93 exclusive assets, 40 of which allow for clothing customization. This library will continue to get more diverse over time. Plans are also in place to start scanning more animals and helpful objects using this same technology.
More Realistic Indirect Lighting
Enscape 3.5 marks the debut of the new global illumination algorithm, which provides improved lighting, reflections, and rendering quality to users with GPUs built for ray-tracing. Architects will especially notice these improvements in enclosed or sun shadowed scenes, mirrors and semi-transparent materials like frosted/tinted glass. It’s also easier to make infinity mirror effects for any visualization in need of a beloved optical illusion.
Additional Features and Improvements Include:
See It In Action
Chaos will be hosting a livestream on May 24 at [insert time/time zone] covering all the new features. Tune in here to chat with fellow Enscape professionals and enthusiasts, or ask questions of our experts live. Some noteworthy Enscape designs can also be seen in the latest show reel.
To try Enscape 3.5, sign up for a free trial today!
Pricing and Availability
Enscape 3.5 for Windows is available now for Revit, SketchUp, Archicad, Rhino and Vectorworks. Subscription plans can be found at the Enscape pricing page.
Chaos is the world’s largest 3D visualization company, and for over 20 years has empowered architects, artists and designers to visualize anything they can imagine. Chaos offers intuitive and powerful workflows for creatives across the entire design spectrum, including architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.
In 2022, Chaos merged with Enscape and acquired Cylindo. From the initial design to the final deliverable, Enscape provides an integrated, real-time visualization workflow for the entire architectural design process. And with a new bridge between Enscape and V-Ray, architects and specialists can finally collaborate on photorealistic visualizations at any part of their process.
Chaos has more than 700 employees and offices in Karlsruhe, Germany; New York, Los Angeles, Boston, USA; Sofia, Bulgaria; Copenhagen, Denmark; Bitola and Skopje, North Macedonia. For more information, visit chaos.com, enscape3d.com and cylindo.com.
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