Enscape’s newest version, 2.9, is now available! Create Unique Design Experiences

By Sofia Jaramillo | Virtual Reality, Visualization

The latest version of Enscape is now available, bringing more new features to help improve both your visualizations and design workflow. This latest version of Enscape focuses on providing you with the tools needed to create and deliver unique design experiences.

What’s new?

Custom Asset Library

You already have access to over 2,000 stunning assets that are ready to drop into your scenes. But there may be times when you have a specific object or person that you need to utilize.  

With the new Custom Asset Library, you can import your own models into Enscape and create personalized design experiences. With Enscape 2.9 is now possible to use bespoke furniture, branded items, or even a specific species of tree within your visualizations.

Custom Asset Library

This expert feature can be accessed via the original Enscape Asset Library in the new Custom Assets tab. It is possible to import single or multiple models with a file format of OBJ, FBX, and GLTF. These models can then be edited from within the Asset Library once they have been uploaded into Enscape.

Video Textures 

Enscape’s new animated video textures will help you introduce more unique elements and experiences to your design.   


Imagine an interior living space or office with a working TV, or an urban scene with large digital displays like you see at London’s Piccadilly Circus, New York’s Times Square, and the Las Vegas Strip. With Enscape’s video textures, you can fill your projects with a new animation level together with the perfect illumination. 

Adding a video texture to a surface, your TVs, monitors, and large out-of-home digital displays can showcase your video animations day and night, on a continuous loop.  

Displacement Maps 

Displacement maps in Enscape will give your surfaces a greater sense of depth and definition.

Your surface textures will appear even more realistic and will automatically include self-shadowing, without having to make specific changes within your model. Think cobbled streets, tiled roofs, and beautiful brick walls with a tremendous level of realism.   

Displacement Maps

Normal, bump, and displacement maps can be accessed via the Enscape Material Editor, under ‘Type’ in the group ‘Height’. This appears once you have uploaded a displacement texture.  

For Revit, you will need to go to the Revit Material Editor, where you’ll need to increase the bump value to over 500 to utilize the displacement maps.  

Fitness Assets 

A new release would not be complete without the addition of new assetswhich this time, is a fitness-themed asset package that consists of 119 sport-related items in total. 

Fitness Assets

Our design team has created an incredible array of gym equipment and accessories, plus a collection of active people who you can use in your fitness studios, parks, outside gyms, and anywhere else you may wish to feature such activities. 

In addition to this fitness package, you will also find 175 new assets, including new people, accessories, vehicles, lighting, and furniture, bringing the total number of Enscape assets to over 2,000! Every one of Enscape’s assets is created to an extremely high standard and always with the end performance in mind, to help your project look and work just the way it should. 

Vectorworks 2021 Support 

Following a successful Beta, Enscape is now supporting Vectorworks 2020 and 2021, allowing users to rapidly create renders in real-time and benefit from virtual reality to help improve the entire design workflow and review process.

Vectorworks users can utilize all of the available features with Enscape – including the integrated Asset Library, which contains over 2,000 ready-to-use models, Materials EditorCollaborative Annotations, the various export functions, video editor, and of course, VR.  

Additional New Features in Enscape 2.9:

  • Offline Asset Library: Access assets when you’re working offline. Simply download the assets one time, and you’ll be able to store them locally – making them always accessible, whether you’re connected to the internet or not.  
  • Localized EXE standalone: Allow your clients to review EXE standalone files in the language of their operating system, helping to ensure that language is never a barrier. 
  • Rest Mode disable feature: See continuous animations, even if you’re not active in Enscape. This setting can be found in General Settings > Performance. 

Ready to try Enscape for free for 14 days? If you’re curious to see how Enscape can help you improve your design workflow and quickly transform your projects into fully rendered visualizations and virtual reality experiences, send us an email at, and we’ll be happy to help you get set up with a trial version!

Want to see how Enscape can improve your workflow? Check out our previous webinar below to continue your training.

Generate Renderings, Animations & Real-Time VR Walk-Throughs using Enscape. 

INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on November 12, 2020 in Virtual Reality, Visualization.

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.