Rhino render plugin

With Enscape, modeling and visualization are finally united. Create high-quality visualizations without stopping your design workflow.

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Rhino 3D rendering with Enscape

Rhinoceros, also known as simply Rhino, is a 3D modeling tool developed by Robert McNeel and Associates (RMA). It is used by architects and designers from a number of different fields, from ArchViz to product design.

Using Enscape as a Rhino render plugin is a great option for users who want to enhance their designs without disrupting their daily workflows.

It is an ideal tool to use to communicate ideas and concepts to clients, customers, and colleagues with the most instant rendering results and immersive experiences.

INTEGRATED WORKFLOW

Integrate visualization into your design workflow

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Design and visualize in one model

No more side tracks. No more double work. One single source of truth.

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With Enscape

Streamline your workflow

Using Enscape to render in Rhino allows you to design and visualize in one tool. Easily create 3D renders, video walkthroughs, and test ideas within Revit itself. The real-time sync means there’s no need to import or export files.

Communicate ideas with ease

You can share your ideas with people via a still image, panorama, video walkthrough, or a standalone file. These options can help others understand your design intent and vision for the project.

Identify issues easily

The ability to walk through your rendered model gives you a better overview of any clashes that would otherwise have been overlooked. Detecting issues early in the process can save time and construction costs.

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It evolutionized our process.
We find that we can get to decision points earlier. We find that we can extend the length of time that we’re spending on design.

Bob Shemwell
Senior Principal
Overland Partners

Letting the clients walk around the building has the potential to save them a lot of money further down the line as they know what they are getting beforehand.

Paul McCreanor
Director
McCreanor and Co. Architects

With Enscape being able to smoothly navigate even our largest models, we are able to experience any stage of design in real-time with stunning quality and realism.

Paul Renner
BIM Practice Specialist
KPF

With Enscape being able to smoothly navigate even our largest models, we are able to experience any stage of design in real-time with stunning quality and realism.

Paul Renner
BIM Practice Specialist
KPF

It evolutionized our process.
We find that we can get to decision points earlier. We find that we can extend the length of time that we’re spending on design.

Bob Shemwell
Senior Principal
Overland Partners

Letting the clients walk around the building has the potential to save them a lot of money further down the line as they know what they are getting beforehand.

Paul McCreanor
Director
McCreanor and Co. Architects

With Enscape being able to smoothly navigate even our largest models, we are able to experience any stage of design in real-time with stunning quality and realism.

Paul Renner
BIM Practice Specialist
KPF

It evolutionized our process.
We find that we can get to decision points earlier. We find that we can extend the length of time that we’re spending on design.

Bob Shemwell
Senior Principal
Overland Partners

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Using Rhino with Enscape

Why use Enscape for Rhino rendering?

Enscape uses real-time ray tracing rendering technology where all the calculations are done on the GPU. This makes it faster at rendering than any of the offline or hybrid solutions.

Fast rendering times mean more time for designing, modeling, and texturing projects and less time adjusting the rendering engine settings.

Enscape offers ease of use when creating Rhino renders. No special training is required, and information on how to use it to its full potential is available via video tutorials and the Knowledge Base.

How to create a Rhino render in Enscape

How to Create a Rhino Render in Enscape
There is a direct integration between Rhino and Enscape which means you can keep your tools and use Enscape through the Rhino toolbar.

To create a Rhino render, there are two Enscape tabs, Take Screenshot and Batch Rendering. Using the former tab will render out the current Enscape Viewport, while the latter will allow you to Batch Render a set of images.

Changes made in Rhino will immediately appear in Enscape. Thanks to simultaneous editing and visualization, project changes are available to evaluate in real time.

The Enscape Asset Library can be used to enhance Rhino renders. With over 1,900 assets to choose from, projects can be brought to life. As well as using the native Rhino Material Editor, users can also take advantage of the Enscape Material Editor to add new dimensions to textures and materials.

Tips for Rhino rendering in Enscape

For the best quality Rhino rendering results, here are some best practices to follow:

  • To ensure changes made in your project can be instantly seen in Enscape, make sure the Enscape’s Live Update option is enabled.
  • Add lighting sources to your model to brighten it up. There are several options to choose from such as Point Light, to Rectangular Light, to Emissive Lights.
  • Enscape’s roughness map settings can be used to adjust the roughness of your materials to create realistic-looking surfaces.

For more tips to boost presentation, check out expert tips and tricks on the Knowledge Base

GET STARTED

Create your first rendering now

3 steps • approx 30 Minutes

3 Steps to get started

Follow these steps to get started with real-time visualization.

1. Get Enscape & install

Get Enscape

Download your 14-day free trial or subscribe for one of our plans. Install Enscape. It will then appear as a separate Menu within Rhino on the left side.

2. Download the sample file

Enscape Sample Project

Includes a circle roof building with different assets.

3. Watch the video tutorial

What you’ll learn

  • How to navigate within Enscapes 3D renderings
  • Add lighting, materials and assets
  • Render scenes (single image & batch render)
Play the video62:00 mins
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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Using PBR materials and making use of self-illuminations are just a couple of ways you can make your renders more realistic with Enscape and Rhino. Read this article for more details.

Once Enscape is installed for Rhino, the Enscape toolbar should be visible under its own tab, either floating or docked. If they are not visible, then you will have to enable the toolbars. Read this article for more details.

Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of getting started with Enscape for Rhino or want more advanced tips, visit our Training Hub.

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