Enscape adds custom assets, video textures and Vectorworks support

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New developments in Enscape 2.9 designed to increase realism in real-time rendering and VR tool

Enscape 2.9, the latest release of the AEC focused real-time rendering and VR software, now works directly inside CAD/BIM tool Vectorworks 2021. The new release also introduces custom assets so users can use a much wider range of content within their scenes, while support for video textures means video can be replicated on all types of digital displays, from TVs to billboards.

“Enscape is a must-have for anyone working in 3D,” said award winning architect and Vectorworks Trainer Jonathan Reeves (BA(Hons) M.Arch Dip.Arch RIBA. “Unlike other rendering programs that ‘link’ to Vectorworks, Enscape plugs directly into Vectorworks’ interface, instantly transforming models into immersive real-time 3D experiences. And, because it is not a separate program, it’s very easy to learn and use. If you know how to add a light and texture in Vectorworks, you already know how to use Enscape — the results are just easier, faster and more impressive.”

By adding support for OBJ, FBX and GLTF models, Enscape users can now create their own bespoke models, configure and store them in Enscape’s new Custom Asset Library, or import and adjust models from sites like 3D Warehouse, Free3D, CGTrader, and TurboSquid.

With Custom Assets, designers can find or precisely create the Assets they need to showcase scenes exactly the way they want. For larger firms, Custom Assets can be stored centrally on a server, so they are available to everyone on the design team.

Users will also find a new collection of fitness assets, including equipment and people exercising. For working offline, these Assets and others can also be downloaded and stored locally.

For a new level of realism, Enscape 2.9 now includes video textures, which make it easy to create dynamic elements in 3D scenes. By applying video textures, users can replicate video on all types of digital displays.

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