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By Darlene Alvar

Enscape Real-Time Rendering Software Version 3.4 is Now Available

New Custom Asset Library Categories, Save Sun Positions, Enhanced Mirror Reflections, New Interior Assets and Materials and More Feature Updates 
Enscape, a leading provider of real-time visualization, 3D rendering, and virtual reality technology for the global AEC industry, announced today the release of Enscape 3.4. Architects and designers can now enjoy many feature updates to their favorite real-time rendering software, making it even easier to turn their models into immersive 3D experiences.

Categories for the Custom Asset Library have been added to provide a better way to manage assets, making sorting and filtering much easier and eliminating the need to scroll through the entire library. Designers can organize their imported assets and create their own categories. The newly created structure will be visible to all users who share libraries.

It is now possible to save the sun position in Enscape views, using the sun’s natural light to highlight special design elements. Slider control and input fields are provided to quickly reproduce specific sun positions for other views. 
Architects and designers can now perform further editing of existing views, such as adjusting the camera and sun position. It is no longer necessary to create a new view for every change in the camera angle or natural lighting for any previously created view. For Revit users, the camera position and zoom are still taken from the Revit view. For Vectorworks users, this functionality will be available soon. 
210 new interior assets have been added, including accessories, appliances, and objects for numerous interior spaces: 
·        Bathroom: sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, faucets 
·        Kitchen: fridges, stoves, ovens, microwaves, faucets  
·        Living room: decorative items, baskets, new furniture 
·        Bedroom: beds, decoration pieces  
·        Plants: indoor plants and pots 
52 new interior materials have also been added, including wallpaper, wood, tiles, and stucco.  
Reflections have been further improved, providing more realistic mirrored reflections, resulting in a positive impact on the general global illumination of scenes. There is now an increased texture quality of materials in reflections, and all reflected materials now benefit from full resolution texture maps starting with quality level 'High'. Improved reflections will be noticeable in still images and during real-time walkthroughs for users with a graphics card that supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing (NVIDIA RTX or AMD 6xxx series). At this time, the appearance of reflections will not change in animated videos. 
Other new features include:
·        Support for Archicad 26
·        Support for Chinese (Simplified) language 
Try Enscape 3.4 for free.
About Enscape
Enscape develops high-quality real-time rendering, visualization, and virtual reality software for the global AEC industry that integrates design and visualization workflows into one. Enscape gives designers the power to create realistic renderings based on their existing planning data and easily produce videos, panoramic images, and VR simulations. Enscape software is compatible with Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Archicad, and Vectorworks and is used by renowned architecture firms in over 150 countries.

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.

For more information, visit enscape3d.com and chaos.com.

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