Command: StartEnscape, CloseEnscape, EnscapeBatchScreenshot, EnscapeLoadVideoPath, EnscapePanorama, EnscapeSaveVideoPath, EnscapeScreenshot, EnscapeSettings, EnscapeStartVideo, EnscapeStopVideo, EnscapeToggleLiveUpdate
Overview: In BricsCAD BIM, you can use the Enscape plug-in to render realistic images and videos of your 3D model.
Enscape is a real-time rendering plugin for BricsCAD. With a single click, you can start Enscape in seconds and walk through your fully rendered 3D model. There is no need to export to other programs. All changes in BricsCAD are immediately available for display and evaluation in Enscape.
You can quickly explore different materials and design options to present to clients. With the option to create output renders, videos and panoramas of your project, you can send the output files to your clients or colleagues, which allows for quick demonstrations. You can edit the changes in BricsCAD, and Enscape will immediately show the changes you have made to the project.
Enscape System Requirements
The minimum requirements to run Enscape:
- Windows 7 64 Bit or higher
- Intel i5 CPU or higher
- NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB VRAM
Supports OpenGL 4.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/Quadro K2000 and newer
AMD Radeon R9 260/FirePro W5100 and newer
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
- 2 GB Video-RAM (4 GB recommended)
For more information about Enscape system requirements, visit https://enscape3d.com/knowledgebase/system-requirements/.
How to install Enscape
- Download the Enscape-BricsCAD Connection from the Application Store, see start page BricsCAD V20 that redirects to the correct webpage (https://www.bricsys.com/applications/a/?enscape-for-bricscad-real-time-rendering-a1358-al2367).
- The installer copies the necessary files to the ‘Program Files\Bricsys\Enscape’-folder.
- Restart BricsCAD V20.
- You now have a new tab in the ribbon. Use this to launch Enscape.
You can also launch it from the Quad or using typing 'StartEnscape' in the commandline.
How to uninstall Enscape
- Uninstall the connector from ‘Add or Remove Programs’ in Windows, by searching on ‘Enscape’ and click ‘Uninstall’.
Choosing ply materials in BricsCAD
In BricsCAD BIM there are usually no materials assigned to solids or entities. The composition assigned to entities contains information about the materials of the composition. To display and edit these materials in the BIM model follow this procedure.
- Click on Level of detail. The materials of the composition plies will display.
- Open the composition panel.
- Double click on the composition Cavity Wall, Brick. The composition dialog will display.
- Double click on Facing Bricks, Hand-formed to edit the ply material. The windows for Physical Materials Displays.
- Click on the material image under Appearance>3D to change render material for the ply.
For more information about editing render materials, click here.
Navigate your model in Enscape
- Click on Start Enscape.
Note: Changes made in BricsCAD (e.g. deleted furniture, new material, a new section, etc.) can be seen instantly in Enscape.
- Follow the instructions to walk trough your model.
Note: Type H to hide the instructions.
Render an image with Enscape
- Create a view in BricsCAD BIM, click Create view in the ribbon.
You are prompted: View [? to list/Delete/Orthographic/Restore/Save/Window]:
- Type S en press Enter to save the view
You are prompted: Save view as:
- Choose a name for the view: Overview.
- Press Enter to confirm.
- Click Start Enscape (2).
- The new view can be found under view on the right, click on 'Overview' (3). The view will display.
- Go back to BricsCAD and select Render Image (4) to render the current view or select Render Batch (5) to render all the saved views to a folder.
- Specify a destination file to save the render image and click save. The render image is now created.
Render a video with Enscape
- Click on Start Enscape.
- Type K to open the video editor.
- Add first Keyframe (2).
- Click on the triangle to open the keyframe settings (3).
- Change the parameters as required.
- Click Apply (4).
- Click Insert (5) to add a second keyframe.
- Change the time of day to 7 pm (6) and the timestamp to 8 seconds (7).
- Click Confirm (8).
- Click Back (9).
- Go back to BricsCAD and click on Render Video (10). Specify a destination file and click save (11). The video is now rendered and saved.