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Check out what’s new in Enscape 3.3

Enscape 3.3 is Here!

Design beyond boundaries and see the beauty of your projects come to life with Enscape 3.3. Let’s take a look at the new Enscape 3.3!

Accessible rendering that requires no prior specialised knowledge to use. Simply click “start” to see and experience your designs like never before. 

The updated Enscape 3.0 makes design visualisation accessible to all stakeholders in the design and delivery of the built environment. It allows other to share in the imaginatoin of a better tomorrow and brings them together to build it. 

What’s New in Enscape 3.3

Here’s a quick low-down on what you can expect with the latest version of Enscape’s real-time visualization plugin.
Let’s take a closer look at these new features and improvements.

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Site Context

Incorporate a building’s real-life surroundings into your visualizations with Enscape’s new Site Context feature. Ideal for use during the design process itself, this new feature gives context to a building’s relationship with its environment.
By utilizing OpenStreetMap data, you can now import a project’s surroundings into your renderings without the need for a third-party tool. Simply open Site Context within the Enscape rendering window, enter an address or coordinates, and select your choice of import: Buildings and Landmarks; Streets and Sidewalks; Topography, or import all surroundings.
The imported geometry and modeling topology will not include textures, keeping your project at the forefront of your visualizations while providing all-important site context. The surrounding geometry is only visible in Enscape, keeping your project file light and focused on the most relevant project data.
Transparent Materials in Reflections
Reflections are incredibly important when it comes to generating realistic visualizations, which is why we are particularly excited about this next improvement. As the name reveals, transparent materials will now appear in your reflections if you are using a graphics card that supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing (NVIDIA RTX series and AMD RX6xxx series).
With this enhancement, you will see visualization improvements to rendered glass and water surfaces. Check out the examples below to see the difference in rendering quality.
Education Assets and Materials
Our team of 3D artists has expanded the Enscape Asset Library and the Enscape Material Library once again with new high-quality assets and materials for you to place directly into your projects and renderings.
Select from 280 new education-themed assets, including classroom furniture, chalkboards and whiteboards, toys, playground equipment, and musical instruments. And choose from over 30 new materials to place into your education scenes. The asset package will also include a large collection of new 3D people.
Alpha Channel Export
It is now possible to render an image with a transparent background automatically applied, thanks to the new Alpha Channel Export.
A popular request from the Enscape community, this export feature will allow you to take your rendered image and add a background of your choice with greater ease – saving you time when post-processing your renders to get the desired look or effect.
There are two ways to access this option. Go to Visual Settings > Output > Image and choose to export only the Alpha Channel (see the checkbox ‘Apply Alpha Channel’ beneath File Format) or select the checkbox that allows you to Export Object-ID, Material-ID, Depth Channel, and Alpha Channel.
Pin Enscape on Top
Not everyone works with two screens or more, so there will be times when both the modeling software window and the Enscape rendering window need to be open and visible simultaneously.
With the ‘Pin Enscape on Top’ functionality, you can choose to pin the Enscape rendering window, together with the menus which open with the renderer, to the top of your modeling window. This allows you to work in your modeling software and immediately see your changes in the overlayed Enscape window, which is always on top when this function is activated.
To activate this, go to Enscape Window Settings > Preferences > Window > Pin Enscape window on top of the host application.
Material Overwrite
We have yet another design workflow improvement for you with Enscape 3.3! It is now possible to replace an Enscape material directly via the Enscape Material Editor. This will save you from importing and exporting materials manually and from saving data files on your system.
To make use of the Material Overwrite function, open the Enscape Material Editor. Select an existing material, click on the three dots beside the material name, and click ‘Replace with Enscape Material’. You can then select a material from the Enscape Material Library, see how the material will appear within Enscape, before confirming and overwriting what was once there.
Camera Sync Optimization
For our Revit and Archicad users, enjoy improvements to synchronized views with Enscape 3.3.
In Revit, camera synchronization is now available for the perspective view, including Field of View sync and the orthographic view. There is also a camera roll around the line of vision. In Archicad, camera synchronization is now enabled for the Orthographic View.

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