Enscape for Mac is now available for Archicad, Vectorworks, and SketchUp

Enscape is a real-time visualization plugin for landscape architects and designers that transforms design workflows by enabling designing, documenting, and visualizing simultaneously from one model.

Its version for macOS, Enscape for Mac, was first released last year with support for SketchUp. Now, the plugin extends its Mac support for Archicad and Vectorworks.

What’s included in the latest version?

Real-time walkthrough

Navigate your fully rendered project with perspective, walk, and fly modes with the live link between Enscape and your CAD or BIM application. Get instant high-quality 3D walkthroughs at every stage of the design process, perfect for daily design reviews, live demos, and final client presentations.

Asset library

Fill your design scenes with life with assets from the Enscape Asset Library. The built-in library features over 3,800 3D assets, including assets with variants. Choose from a collection of accessories, vegetation, people, furniture, vehicles, and more, and convey the right aesthetic for your architectural project.

Material editor

The Enscape Material Editor lets you refine materials by making use of height maps and adjusting textures. Enhance the authenticity of your design scenes by mimicking real-world surfaces and textures. Enjoy experimenting with different material combinations to create unique renderings.

Visual settings

Enscape’s visual settings let you tweak and refine images before export. Choose the best rendering style and adjust atmosphere settings, including illumination, cloud density, and white mode. Control your renderings’ mood, quality, and realism and get clients focused on the architecture with white mode.

Export options

Enscape offers multiple ways to export your visualizations. Still render, panorama, web standalone, and batch rendering export options enable you to easily share visualizations with design teams and clients. It also allows you to curate a better presentation experience with grouped panoramas, and you can instantly access your uploaded standalones via a web link.

Manage uploads

The upload management dialog within Enscape lets you organize your panorama and web standalone files. Share files and updates with your design team and clients with ease and offer a more efficient way of working when reviewing projects.

Additional updates on the latest version of Enscape for Mac include improved overall performance and rendering quality. Enjoy NVIDIA Real-Time Denoiser, a state-of-the-art image denoising solution for interactive walkthroughs. You can also speed up image post-processing with semi-transparent materials, which are now included with alpha channel exports.

How this benefits you

Anyone who uses Enscape for Mac in their architectural visualization workflow will benefit from the following:

Instant high-quality 3D renders

You have immediate access to high-quality rendered 3D walkthroughs at every stage of the design process. This provides detailed and realistic representations of the space or building you are constructing, which helps to ensure that the final product is being visualized accurately.

Single-source-of-truth

Enscape for Mac plugs directly into Archicad, Vectorworks, or SketchUp. It works directly within the design application, meaning any changes made in either the design application or the renderer are instantly visible on both sides, maintaining one single source of truth.

Faster and more effective feedback cycles

Since changes can be made on the fly, design iterations and feedback cycles become quicker and more effective. You can get everyone involved in the project on the same page easier and get to design decisions faster.

Better customer experience

Clients don’t have the same level of technical knowledge as you do, and utilizing Enscape’s web standalones and panorama tours can help them better understand their building or space. They can explore every corner of a project through a realistic and immersive environment.

Get started for free

Enscape integrates design and visualization workflows into one and gives you the power to create realistic renderings based on existing planning data. To learn more, visit Chaos-Enscape.com and sign up for a free 14-day trial.

Enscape is developed by Chaos, one of the largest global 3D visualization companies creating industry-leading software for architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

Published on October 23, 2023

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