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Explore the Future of Visualization at Chaos Unboxed New York

We’re about to awake to a new dawn in visualization, where exciting tools and technologies will allow everyone to create anything they can imagine without limitations. Technology enables visualizing spaces and rendering architectural models in immersive environments, utilizing augmented reality to create three-dimensional objects within a real space, and creating a VR walkthrough based on your BIM data.

Microsol Resources a Chaos Gold Partner and a premier provider of technology solutions to the design industry, will host Chaos Unboxed in New York on April 17, 2024, at the CUNY Graduate Center to learn what’s new, where the industry is heading, and how Chaos tools can help you visualize and explore the future of architectural visualization.

ArchViz Workshop

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 1 to 5 pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Concourse Level – Room C, 34th Street & 5th Avenue, New York

Chaos Unboxed New York

 

Loaded with exclusive educational content by Nikos Nikolopoulos, Founder and Creative Director of Creative Lighting, this workshop will help you master architectural visualization and lighting by leveraging both the wisdom of Creative Lighting’s philosophy and the cutting-edge technology of Chaos software. Join this workshop to explore:

  • Composition and storytelling
  • Advanced techniques for realistic lighting
  • Exterior lighting strategies for Archviz
  • Mastering the color palette

This is not a hands-on workshop, no equipment will be needed. The workshop is accredited by the AIA for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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“We are thrilled to be able to bring Chaos Unboxed to New York for the first time and as part of the series of Chaos Unboxed events worldwide and to discuss the future of architectural visualization.” says Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “We are excited to hear from leading architectural visualization experts how they incorporate AI with advanced 3D modeling and animation software to produce immersive experiences such as virtual and augmented reality,” added Mr. Krausz.

Chaos Unboxed: The Future of Visualization

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 5 to 8 pm
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium, 34th Street & 5th Avenue, New York

Chaos Unboxed New York 2024 Presenters Pics

Join us for the wine and beer reception from 5 to 6 pm. Then, hear the architectural visualization presentations from 6 to 8 pm.

 

Agenda Highlights for Chaos Unboxed

We will hear from these architectural visualization experts and hear how they enhance real-time visualization workflows, bringing complexity and realism to their designs.

  • Mengyi Fan, Director of Visualization | SHoP Architects
  • Daniel Cashen, Associate Principal | SOM
  • James Falconer, Managing Director | The Boundary
  • Luis Inciarte, Founder & Director | Narrativ

AI (artificial intelligence) rendering is making waves in the world of architecture. Our discussions at this event will explore ways to understand how this new technology has the potential to change architecture visualization as we know it. Is it a threat to avoid or an opportunity to pursue?

We will also hear the product roadmap directly from the Chaos product team. You can learn first about the latest V-Ray and Enscape features, ensuring seamless workflows, cloud collaboration, and their real-time building performance module.

  • Dan Monaghan, Regional Head | Chaos
  • Roderick Bates, Director of Corporate Development | Chaos
  • Ivan Kozaliev, Presales & CGI Specialist | Chaos

Sign up and reserve your seat and be the first to know what’s next in visualization. Chaos Unboxed presentations is accredited by the AIA for 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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For an up-to-date schedule of the sessions, and to register for the Chaos Unboxed New York event, visit the msol.tv/chaosunboxedny2024.

 

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What’s New in Enscape 3.5?

Enscape 3.5 is here! It makes the design and visualization workflow even easier and faster for users.

Enscape introduces the Adjustable Asset series, a selection of assets with modifiable functions that offer more flexibility through color and material customization.

Users will also benefit from improved indirect lighting and mirror reflections, alpha channel export for semi-transparent materials, over 50 unique people assets, Revit 2024 support, and much more!

Enscape 3.5 is the latest version of the software, released in 2023. In this article, we will explore some of the new features and improvements in Enscape 3.5.

Key features in Enscape 3.5

Adjustable assets

With the new Adjustable Asset series, users can make changes to the material, color, or variation of certain Enscape assets. Furniture materials can be altered, clothing colors of certain people assets can be changed, and exact colors can be chosen for each of the 91 vehicles in Enscape. Alternative assets can also be seen for trees and plants, specifically autumnal trees and unpotted plants. All assets with this new functionality can be found by filtering using the tag “Adjustable”.

Improved lighting and reflections

Enscape 3.5 includes improvements to its global illumination algorithm, which delivers enhanced lighting, reflections, and rendering quality to users with GPUs that support hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Users will see an improvement in the quality of indirect lighting, especially in interior scenes, resulting in more realistic and high-quality visualizations. Additionally, users will experience more consistent lighting and precise shading in mirror reflections. This feature is available for users with NVIDIA RTX or AMD RX 6000/7000 series graphics cards.

Enscape is a powerful real-time rendering and visualization software that allows architects, engineers, and designers to create stunning 3D visualizations of their projects.

New 3D people assets

53 people were added to the Enscape Asset Library in January 2023. These are real people who have been scanned with our in-house 3D scanner. The library continues to grow with a new batch of 40 people that allow clothing customization with Enscape 3.5 and will get more diverse over time. Plans are also in place to start scanning more animals and helpful objects using this same technology. The scanned people assets are exclusive to Enscape and will be available in Chaos Cosmos shorty. They can be found by filtering for the tag “Exclusive”.

Alpha channel export improvement

Users can now export renderings with a transparent background, facilitating editing and post-processing in other tools. Users can also export semi-transparent materials, such as windows and glass surfaces, reducing the amount of time required for refining these materials during post-processing.

Orthographic views update for Revit

Enscape 3.5 allows for the synchronization of orthographic views between Revit and Enscape. Any orthographic view created or edited in Enscape will be reflected in Revit, and the crop region in Revit will match the Enscape viewport. This synchronization is bi-directional, meaning that users can adjust the crop region in Revit to
modify the view in Enscape as well.

Certified SpaceMouse support

With Enscape 3.5, it is possible to customize mouse controls through shortcut buttons on the SpaceMouse itself. This will make it easier for users to use a SpaceMouse and navigate a 3D model in conjunction with Enscape.

Layer assignment of assets in Rhino

In previous versions, when an Enscape asset was placed into a project, Rhino would assign it to the Default Layer. Now when placing assets in Rhino or Enscape, they will be placed in the currently selected layer.

New user area in toolbar

Users can now access their accounts directly from the Enscape toolbar. This will make it easier for them to manage and check their license status, manage web standalone, and panoramas.

Revit 2024 support

Enscape 3.5 supports the latest version of Revit – 2024.

Enscape + Chaos’ V-Ray

In 2022, Enscape merged with Chaos, a developer of visualization technologies that empower artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Together, the newly-combined company is creating an end-to-end ecosystem of 3D visualization tools accessible to everyone. To learn more about this merger, read this article.

Need more information about Enscape?

Click here to learn more about Enscape, or contact our team at enscape@microsolresources.com.

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What’s New in Enscape 3.4?

Say hello to Enscape 3.4 and its many feature updates and workflow improvements! With Enscape’s latest version, they have added fine-tuning some of their client’s favorite features to further streamline your workflow and elevate your design experience.

Enscape is a powerful real-time rendering and visualization software that allows architects, engineers, and designers to create stunning 3D visualizations of their projects.

Enscape 3.4 is the latest version of the software, released in 2021. In this article, we will explore some of the new features and improvements in Enscape 3.4.

Explore Enscape 3.4 and benefit from:

Material Editor

One of the major updates in Enscape 3.4 is the new Material Editor. This new feature allows users to create and edit materials directly in the Enscape window, making it much easier to see the changes in real time. With the Material Editor, you can create a wide range of materials, from simple colors and textures to complex, multi-layered materials with reflectivity and transparency.

Custom Asset Library

Another significant improvement in Enscape 3.4 is the ability to create and add custom assets to the Enscape library. This feature allows users to create their own custom objects, textures, and materials and then save them as presets for future use. The Custom Asset Library makes it much easier to create consistent visualizations with a unique style, and it allows users to share their assets with others in their teams.

Improved Lighting and Shadows

Enscape 3.4 also includes several improvements to lighting and shadow rendering. The new version features an improved sun positioning system, which makes it easier to position the sun accurately for a specific location and time of day. Additionally, the new version of Enscape includes improved soft shadows, which create a more realistic and natural lighting effect.

Animated Vegetation

Enscape 3.4 introduces animated vegetation, which adds a new level of realism to visualizations. With this feature, plants and trees can be animated to move in the wind, adding a dynamic and lifelike effect to outdoor scenes.

Revit Enhancements

Enscape 3.4 also includes several enhancements to Revit integration. The new version features improved support for Revit’s Section Box tool, which makes it easier to visualize specific parts of a project. Additionally, Enscape now supports the display of multiple Revit categories simultaneously, making it easier to see a complete view of a project.

Overall, Enscape 3.4 offers several new features and enhancements that make it an even more powerful tool for architects, engineers, and designers. Whether you are creating realistic visualizations of architectural designs, or you are looking to add more realism to your 3D models, Enscape 3.4 is a great tool to have in your arsenal.

Enscape + Chaos Group’s V-Ray

In 2022, Enscape merged with Chaos, a developer of visualization technologies that empower artists and designers to create photorealistic imagery and animation across all creative industries. Together, the newly-combined company is creating an end-to-end ecosystem of 3D visualization tools accessible to everyone. To learn more about this merger, read this article.

Need more information about Enscape?

Click here to learn more about Enscape, or contact our team at enscape@microsolresources.com.

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