Enscape 3.3 Now Available!

By Sofia Jaramillo | Visualization

Enscape 3.3 with new real-time visualization capabilities is now available. 

The past few years have challenged architects and designers to develop new ways of working and sharing their designs. Many of them have turned to visualization technology. Enscape has seen a 50 percent annual growth despite the pandemic, demonstrating that designers have realized the value and potential of integrating new technology into design workflows.

Enscape’s latest release will help architects and designers improve their design workflow even further and create even more impressive real-time visualizations and immersive experiences. New features allow users to import building surroundings into renderings, improve visualizations of glass and water surfaces, add new educational assets and materials into scenes, and more.

“We’re always looking for new ways to support our customers’ design workflows,” said Petr Mitev, VP of Visualization Product Group at Enscape. “With today’s release, we’ve automated some processes so designers can spend more time making the right decisions and less time gathering the data needed to do it. We will also continue to improve our core visualization and sharing platforms based on community feedback.”

What’s new in Enscape 3.3?

Site Context

Users can now import a project’s surroundings into renderings by utilizing OpenStreetMap data. Simply open Site Context to enter an address or coordinates and then choose to import all surroundings, or select to import buildings and landmarks, streets and sidewalks, or topography.

Enscape UI_SiteContext - Medium

Transparent Materials in Reflections

Transparent materials will appear in reflections, improving the visualization of rendered glass and water surfaces. The use of a graphics card that supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing, such as NVIDIA RTX series and AMD RX6xxx series, is required.

Enscape Reflections_03_ON - Medium

Education Assets and Materials

New high-quality education-themed assets and materials are now available and include classroom furniture, toys, musical instruments, playground equipment, acoustic panels, and more to use in education scenes. The asset package also includes a large collection of new 3D people.

Alpha Channel Export

The new export feature allows users to easily add transparent backgrounds to rendered images.

Enscape UI_AlphaChannel - Medium

Pin Enscape on Top

Users can pin the Enscape rendering window, together with the menus that open with the renderer, to the top of their modeling window. This allows users who may not use two screens or more to work in the modeling software and immediately see changes in the overlayed Enscape window, which is always on top when this function is activated.

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Material Overwrite

Exchanging Enscape materials from within the Material Editor has become much easier with Material Overwrite. You can now replace Enscape material files without the need to manually import and export them.

Enscape UI_OverwriteMaterial_01 - Medium

Camera Sync Optimization

Revit users can now enjoy camera synchronization for the perspective and orthographic view, including Field of View sync for the perspective view. There is also a camera roll around the line of vision. For Archicad users, camera synchronization is now enabled for the orthographic view.

Enscape UI_CameraSyncOptimization

Upload Migration

An Enscape Account allows users to manage uploads and licenses online and provides additional functionality such as creating Panorama Galleries and the sharing and un-sharing of links. Users who are not yet using an Enscape Account can easily migrate previous uploads.

Enscape Support for SketchUp 2022

Enscape is now compatible with the latest version of SketchUp.

Japanese Language Support

Full language support is now available in Japanese in addition to new Japanese-themed assets.

Enscape UI_Japanese - Medium


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.


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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings

Published on April 6, 2022 in .

About the Author

Sofia Jaramillo joined Microsol as an Account Executive in 2018 and supports all our AEC clients across the U.S. with Rhino, V-Ray, and Enscape software. Sofia is also an Autodesk Account Executive for the West Coast and the Florida Market. Born and raised in Colombia, and has found a new passion within the field of design and construction.