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Chaos Enscape

Industry-leading real-time visualization

Enjoy the convenience of having your visualization plug-in right at hand with Chaos Enscape! This revolutionary software integrates seamlessly into popular design tools, so you can quickly and easily generate stunning real-time visuals in no time. Leave tedious workflows behind and make every stage of the design process enjoyable.

Enscape

Enscape At a Glance

Industry-leading real-time visualization

  • What it is: Fast real-time renderer for high-quality 3D visualizations and immersive interactive 3D scenes in real-time.
  • Who uses Enscape: Architects, designers, and BIM Managers
  • Why Enscape? Easy-to-use, intuitive interface with minimal setup

What is the difference between Chaos’ Renderers?

Chaos V-Ray, Corona, Enscape, and Vantage are all rendering and simulation software products, but they differ in their features, industry, and user needs. Learn which renderer is right for you!

V-Ray
Corona
Enscape
Vantage

Supercharge your design workflow

Experience the ease and speed of real-time visualization at every stage of the design process.

Ideate

  • Explore concepts in real-time. Walk or fly through your 3D model and see every corner of your design.
  • Evaluate ideas quickly. Experiment in different modes and find design solutions with instant visual results.
  • Envision before it’s built – Add real-world context and see what your building will look like on-site.

Communicate

  • Iterate effectively. Engage in faster feedback cycles by discussing and implementing changes with ease.
  • Clearly convey your design intent. Direct clients to the focal points of your design through visualizations and tours.
  • Bring ideas to life. Add detail and emotion to your design scenes with high-quality assets and materials.

Present

  • Showcase designs. Share and present your renderings through a variety of export options.
    • Web Standalone. A web standalone exports your model as a read-only 3D file rendered in a web browser.
    • 360 Panorama. A panorama gives you a 360-degree view of your model which you can present in a gallery or as a tour.
    • Still Images. Still images export your model as high-quality renderings quickly and easily.
    • Alpha Channels. The alpha channel lets you export renders with a transparent background automatically applied.
    • Video. The built-in video editor allows you to create videos directly in the Enscape viewport.
  • Wow clients with VR. Help clients understand the full scale of their projects through an immersive environment.
  • Share visualizations with QR codes – Create and share QR codes for easy and accessible project exploration.

And many more features

  • Atmosphere settings
  • Custom assets
  • Collaborative annotations
  • Orthographical views
  • BIM info
  • Material editor
  • View management
  • Batch exports
  • 3200+ assets included

What’s new in v4.0

Enscape’s core features

Real-time visualization that’s simple to grasp and will speed up your design workflow.

Real-time walkthrough

The real-time technology visualizes your project as a fully rendered 3D walkthrough that can be navigated and explored from every angle. You can follow every update to your plan instantly thanks to the bi-directional geometry exchange between your CAD or BIM program and the renderer. Use NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling support to improve performance in walkthroughs.

Virtual reality

Explore your design in the compelling realism of virtual reality. Connect a VR headset like the Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive and get ready to walk or fly through your project. You won’t believe the extraordinary experience it will evoke.

V-Ray scene exporter

Transfer key data from Enscape to V-Ray and other design applications, including 3ds Max and Cinema 4D with .vrscene files. From early design to final production, avoid duplication of work and collaborate better with project stakeholders.

NVIDIA Denoiser

Boost the quality of your walkthroughs and capture exports with the advanced denoising solution powered by NVIDIA ReLAX denoiser. Enjoy sharpness and clarity in enclosed interior spaces with minimal direct light, particularly on glossy or metallic surfaces.

Workflow tools

  • Site context – Eliminate the lengthy processes of modeling topography and importing geometry with the Site Context mode. See what your building will look like on-site and make better decisions with real-world context added.
  • Orthographic views – No project is complete without a floor plan or cross-section representation; in many situations, it’s the clearest and simplest way to present the scope size, and intent of your design. One click is enough to create a two-dimensional view out of your three-dimensional project. Switch easily between several flat perspectives to create floor plans or side-view section cuts.
  • BIM info – BIM mode places all the information you need right at your fingertips. Just click on any single or grouped elements in the Enscape window to immediately display all available BIM data. Or, search for an element in our BIM mode menu and instantly see one or all instances of the object highlighted in the Enscape window.
  • Collaboration – Whether it’s a change request, material suggestion, or problem, highlight issues directly within the project with the new collaborative annotation feature. Share progress, maintain context, and benefit from continuous communication with your team and external members.

TEXTURES & MATERIALS

  • Material library – Access more than 392 predefined high-quality materials in the Enscape Material Library. Communicate your design aesthetic and improve the realism of any scene with little effort.
  • Material editor – Fine-tune materials in the Enscape Material Editor. Make use of height maps and adjust textures to raise the level of realism in your visualizations.
  • Update materials – Replace existing materials in your current project with materials from the Material Library. Go to the “Replace with Enscape Material” function in the Material Editor.

3D ASSET COLLECTION

  • Asset library – Our ever-expanding Asset Library will help you to fill your scene with life and make it even more realistic. Browse through just a small selection of our collection, so you can get a feel for the available models. We’re always adding more.
  • Asset placement – Access the Enscape Asset Library within the rendering window. Pick, place, and edit single or multiple assets into your design scene via the Enscape rendering window. See the changes reflected live in your building model and enjoy this two-way asset placement feature.
  • Custom asset library – The new Custom Asset Library ensures you can add any and every asset your project requires. Whether it’s meeting individual needs or fulfilling corporate branding standards, you can include bespoke assets in your designs. This expert feature allows you to add special touches and create unique design experiences.
  • Simplified assets – Use white, low poly assets in early design or when basic asset placeholders to provide context, without any complexity or specificity, are required.
  • Assets with variants – Choose from multiple versions of the same asset to convey the right story. Have more asset choice and flexibility without library clutter.
  • Assets with color or material customization – Change the color or material of an asset via a customization panel. Adjust parameters to accentuate or blend assets in scenes.
  • Multi-asset editing – Quickly modify a group of assets at once: select, de-select, replace, or delete them. Available to all assets in the Enscape asset library.
  • Unique assets – Enjoy a collection of assets that are exclusive to Enscape. Choose from over 90 unique assets to showcase the function and emotion of a space.

 

 

ATMOSPHERE SETTINGS

  • Clouds – Get wind of Enscape’s cloud settings: adjust the cloud density and variety to perfect the ambiance and feel of your scene. Depending on your defined parameters, the rendering will appear brighter or darker, and the clouds thicker or thinner. Adjust the time of day to see the clouds travel across the dynamic Enscape sky.
  • Time of day – Travel through time: simulate lighting situations at different times of the day or check the artificial lighting concept in your building at night. If you want to know the daylight conditions of any city in the world at any specific time: stray from the beaten track and specify a location.
  • Image effects – The cinematic view and atmosphere of your scene can be regulated by the image settings. Make your rendering look like it was shot using a professional DSLR camera. Adjust the bloom or lens flare intensity to bring to light specific details or brighten up the complete image.
  • Volumetric fog – Fog gives your scene a sense of depth, by making rays of light more visible; use it to simulate the scattering of dust or a layer of dense fog. The time of day has a direct effect on the color of the fog; at sunset, it will be more intense. Try out some fog to your scene, otherwise, it would be a mist opportunity.
  • Depth of field – Focus on whatever you want. With this setting, you chose which part of your model stands out. Call attention to specific details and blur others to create a dynamic image.

COMPOSITION & LIGHTING

  • White mode – Start with a clean slate: if you want your audience to focus on the architecture rather than materials or colors, switch on White Mode. All colors are set to white, while other parameters like glossiness and bump are maintained to preserve the natural appearance of the scene.
  • Light view – If you’d like to generate a light analysis of your model, just enable the light view. This option will display how many lux are falling onto each surface. Enable light view and adjust the time of day to see how your model interacts with the light at any given time. Find out if your project turns up the heat or leaves you cold.
  • Polystyrol mode – Renders all surfaces like a real polystyrol material, whereby the sunlight is scattered through the thinned geometry. When this mode is selected, an additional setting appears named Transmission which determines how much light is transmitted through geometry.
  • Outline – Emphasize the intensity of geometric forms in your project by using the slider in the visual settings. This can be combined with the view modes to create interesting effects.

EXPORT OPTIONS

  • Video export – Create a video walkthrough of your project in no time.
  • Batch export – Share and group panoramas to curate a better presentation experience. Drag to look around.
  • 360° Panorama – Share and group panoramas to curate a better presentation experience. Drag to look around.
  • Standalone – Share your work with anyone as a fully rendered executable (.exe) file or web standalone.
  • Alpha channel – Render an image with a transparent background and add the right backdrop with ease.
  • QR code – Create QR codes for easy scanning and project exploration.

Windows

Enscape for Windows is available for

  • Autodesk Revit, including 2024 support
  • SketchUp, including 2024 support
  • Rhinoceros
  • Graphisoft Archicad
  • Vectorworks

Operating system

  • Windows 10 or higher

Graphics card:

  • NVIDIA or AMD dedicated GPU with 4GB VRAM that supports Vulkan 1.1
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series / Quadro M series and newer
  • AMD Radeon RX 400 series / equivalent Radeon Pro series and newer

VRAM

  • 4GB VRAM

Unsupported hardware

  • Radeon 6000 mobile GPU’s
  • Intel Integrated Graphics onboard GPU’s SLI

Mac

Enscape for Mac is available for

  • SketchUp 2022 -2024*
  • Archicad 26 and 27
  • Vectorworks 2023 (Service Pack 6) and 2024
  • Rhino 7.0 and 8.3 (or later)

On macOS, the Enscape plugin will be installed for all of the above listed host applications by default unless otherwise specified by the user during the installation process. This means you do not require a dedicated installer specific to each individual host application, and you can specify which CAD or CADs you want to install Enscape for during the installation procedure.

* Be advised that SketchUp does not officially support macOS 14 Sonoma at this time. Technical issues might ensue from using SketchUp and Enscape under the current macOS release that won’t be immediately resolved. Please use at your own discretion.

Operating system

  • Monterey 12.6 and higher

Intel with Radeon GPU

  • MacBookPro 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 AMD Radeon Pro 5300m (4GB)
  • iMac 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

Apple M1

Minimum Requirements

  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (M1, 2021)
  • iMac (M1, 2021)
  • Mac mini (M1, 2020)

Recommended

  • MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max, 2021, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
  • Mac Studio (M1 Max/Ultra, 2022, 32 GB of Unified Memory)

 

Apple M2

Minimum Requirements

  • MacBook Air (M2, 2022/2023)
  • MacBook Pro (M2, 2022)
  • Mac mini (M2, 2022)

Recommended

  • MacBook Pro (M2 Pro/Max, 2023, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
  • Mac Pro (M2 Ultra, 2023, 64 GB of Unified Memory)
  • Mac Studio (M2 Max/Ultra, 2023, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
  • Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2022, 32 GB of Unified Memory)

 

v 4.0.1.48

April 17, 2024

  • Bugfixes and stability improvements
  • Revit 2025 support
  • SketchUp 2024 support

v4.0.0.579

March 28, 2024

  • Vegetation and people assets
  • Meta Quest 3 and HTC Vive Pro 2 support
  • Improved reflections and global illumination
  • Ray-traced artificial lights (beta)
  • Intel Arc series GPUs support
  • NVIDIA Denoiser for capture exports
  • Revit Worksharing optimization

What’s new in Enscape 4.0?

Enscape for Mac platform alignment:

Our new multi-platform solution marks a significant milestone in providing an unparalleled Enscape experience for Mac users. Now, users on macOS can seamlessly enjoy the same robust features that Windows
users have long celebrated.

The macOS features added specifically for this release include:

  • Adjustable assets
  • Dynamic asset placement
  • Custom Asset Library
  • Custom Asset Editor
  • Site context
  • BIM data
  • Collaborative Annotations

Features for both macOS and Windows:

Animated vegetation assets

Enjoy 178 variations of new animated vegetation assets. This collection includes trees, bushes, and flowers specific to North and Southern Europe, North America, Australia, and Oceania regions.

Unique people assets

32 new unique people assets have been added to the Enscape Asset Library. Choose from a collection of people in various poses, wearing different outfits and accessories.

NVIDIA Denoiser for capture exports

Reduce noise for capture exports with the NVIDIA Denoiser. Enabled for image, mono panorama, and video renderings when activated in the settings.

Chaos interoperability

The introduction of V-Ray Scene Exporter lets you transfer key data from Enscape to V-Ray and other design applications, including 3ds Max and Cinema 4D.

Sleeker UI design

Enjoy an enhanced user experience with blue shades and stylish icons for better readability and visual clarity.

Support for Rhino 8.3

Use Enscape 4.0 with the latest version of Rhino and work seamlessly within your preferred environment.

Features for Windows:

New VR headset support

Experience smoother performance, faster load times, and crisper details in VR with the Meta Quest 3 and HTC Vive Pro 2 headsets.

Revit Worksharing Optimization

Collaborate more efficiently in shared projects in Revit

Ray-traced artificial lights (Beta)

See enhanced artificial lighting accuracy with our revolutionary ray-traced artificial lights, ensuring sharp and precise shadow edges, even in scenes illuminated by small light sources.

Improved reflections & global illumination

Enjoy superior rendering quality and accuracy in captures with hardware ray tracing and our latest optimizations to ray trace complex projects harnessing the complete GPU’s memory.

Official support for Intel ARC series GPUs

Receive assistance, troubleshooting, and compatibility assurance for Intel ARC series GPUs through our dedicated customer support system.

Note: Due to platform limitations, some features will be available only on Windows.

  • Apple doesn’t support hardware ray-tracing GPU.
  • Revit does not have a native macOS version.

Enscape December 2023 update

Enscape for Mac offers direct integration with SketchUp, Vectorworks, Archicad and Rhino.

New for Archicad, Vectorworks, Rhino and SketchUp users

The development of Enscape for Mac for SketchUp, Archicad and Vectorworks continues, with more features planned for the first quarter of 2024. But users can already enjoy the following updates:

Batch Rendering
Render your views in batches to save time having to render them individually.

Video Editor
Create and export videos directly from Enscape.

Material Library
A selection of pre-made PBR materials that can replace native host application materials or further edit them with Enscape Material Editor to create rich materials for your projects

Enscape October 2023 Update

  • Support added for Archicad and Vectorworks on Mac
  • Additions for SketchUp
    • Light objects – Only two types of light sources were previously available for SketchUp Mac users. Now, all five can be accessed via the Enscape Objects window:
      • Sphere
      • Spot
      • Line
      • Rectangular
      • Disk
    • Asset variants – It’s now possible to view assets with variants (different versions of a particular asset or category of assets). This will make it faster to find alternative versions of an asset to add to your CAD model.
    • Improved overall performance and rendering quality
      • NVIDIA Real-Time Denoiser: State-of-the-art image denoising solution for interactive walkthroughs. Render in real-time with less noise, and fewer fireflies, as a result of better quality GI denoising.
      • Alpha Channel Export update: Semi-transparent materials are included with alpha channel exports, simplifying image post-processing.
      • Tiled Light Shading: Less time per frame spent on lighting computation making interaction with Enscape more responsive.
      • Pipeline State Object Cache: Less time spent for application loading after first use.
      • Grass Rendering Performance: Less time for grass/carpet rendering.

Enscape July 2023 Update

Chaos Enscape – New Assets Added!

 

Enscape v3.5

This update for the Windows operating system includes the introduction of customization to Enscape assets, improved indirect lighting and reflections, alpha channel export for semi-transparent materials, support for Revit 2024, new people assets, a new way to access your user account, and more.

  • + 1,000 adjustable assets: A selection of assets with variants and assets that allow color and material customization.
  • Improved mirror reflections: Shading quality improvements for mirror reflections.
  • Improved indirect lighting: Quality of lighting improvements for interior scenes.
  • People asset package: 93 unique people added.
  • Alpha channel export update: Semi-transparent materials included with alpha channel exports.
  • Orthographic view update for Revit: Same views in both Enscape and Revit.
  • Certified SpaceMouse support: Customize mouse controls through shortcut buttons.
  • Layer assignment of assets in Rhino: Place assets on a selected layer.
  • Account access: User area added to the Enscape toolbar for faster access to panorama galleries and uploads.
  • Revit 2024: Support for the latest version of Revit.

Enscape version 3.4

The latest version brings new and improved features that will further enhance your designs and streamline your workflow:

  • Create your own categories for the Custom Asset Library
  • Save sun positions in views and easily update them
  • Improved reflections
  • New interior assets and materials

 

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