Rhino 8 is here! And it brings powerful new modeling tools like ShrinkWrap, a huge speed boost for Mac users, SubD Creases, PushPull workflows, better drafting tools, a more customizable User Interface, a faster Render engine, new Grasshopper data types, and much more.
If you haven’t already purchased a license of Rhino 8, I hope that by the end of this article, you are convinced that it provides huge value out-of-the-box and great potential in the future.
Hundreds of bugs were fixed, along with new Linetypes, improved Mesh Booleans, and enhanced surface editing tools.
RefitTrim: Take control of structure and continuity for well-made surface models.
Window Layouts: Customize, save, share, and restore your favorite interface layouts.
Supported File Formats: Now supporting USD export, glTF, E57 in Rhino for Mac, and Dynamic Blocks in.
SectionTools Integrated: Dynamic 3D Sectioning and 2D Drawings.
Blocks: The Block Manager is now more flexible and powerful.
Offset: Offset can now create multiple closed regions.
Autodesk Revit is a single software application that supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. Revit LT is more cost-effective, streamlined BIM software. Revit software includes additional features and functionality such as worksharing, analysis and in-product rendering.
But which Autodesk Revit product is right for you?
You can read this article to compare the features of Revit and Revit LT, and learn which BIM software is the right solution for your design workflow.
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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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enscape 3.5 supports the latest version of Revit – 2024.
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.