Part Three. Enscape

Chapter 20. Edit model & materials

 Session Objectives

Upon completing this session, students will be able to:

(CO 1) Understand workflow, name of the material
(CO 2) Use 3D Grass, Water, Reflective, textures
(CO 3) Change to Architecture Maquette (White model, Outline) & Light mode
(CO 4) Create Orthometric views


 Session Highlights

At the end of the session, students can create the graphics below.
It shows the session highlight presenting the rendered isometric view, a white model, and a light analysis render. This is the expected result at the end of this lecture.


 Lecture Contents

(CO 1) Understand workflow, name of the material

To manage your file size for faster real-time rendering in Enscape, you would be better to reduce your file size

To apply a new material

  • [STEP 1] Click [Material Browser] icon on [Material and Finish] category in the [Properties] palette
  • [STEP 2] Click [Create New Material] on [Material Browser]
  • [STEP 3] Rename the material that you created (Example. 001_XX_01_Description)
  • [STEP 4] Check [Use Render Appearance] on [Graphic] tab
    It indicates how to edit material.
  • [STEP 5] Click the [Appearance] tab on the [material browser]
  • [STEP 6] Click [Replace] Icon
  • [STEP 7] Click [ Appearance Library]
  • [STEP 8] Select a category
  • [STEP 9] Click a specific material that you would like to apply, or change > click the [replace] icon
    It indicates how to replace material.
  • [STEP 10] On the [Material Browser], click the Duplication icon. This process is recommended to make a unique material
  • [STEP 11] If the material image needs to be changed, click the image name. If the material size, location, or rotate, click image
  • [STEP 12] Change the scale, offset, or rotate > Click done
    It indicates how to add a bitmap image for your project.
  • [STEP 13] Update Information on the [Identity] tab
    • Description = Material tag information
    • Other information = Material schedule information
      It indicates how to add Material Identity.
  • [STEP 14] Update Information on the [Graphics] tab
    • Shading, Check [Use Render Appearance]
    • Update [Surface Pattern] if needed
    • Update [Cut Pattern] if needed
      It indicates how to adjust Material Graphics.
  • [STEP 15] Update Information on the [Appearance] tab
    • Information name = Should be unique
    • Generic = Image or color
    • Reflectivity
    • Transparency
    • Self-illumination – Create self-illuminated material like a light source
    • Bump – Create a bumpy texture on a surface
      It indicates how to adjust Material Appearance.
  • [STEP 16] Click [Apply] > click [ok]

For material, Enscape uses most of Revit material properties
It presents Enscape materials.

Materials in Revit can be found at this link

Use sample materials from this link


(CO 2) Use 3D Grass and Water

Enscape requires a special name for Water and Grass.

The material name must include [water] for water materials.
It indicates how to set Water material.

The material name must include [grass] for grass materials.
It indicates how to set grass material.


(CO 3) Change to Architecture Maquette (White model, Outline) & Light mode

Designers use white models to discuss the shape or form of space.

  • [STEP 1] Open [visual settings]
  • [STEP 2] Change mode to [White]
    It indicates how to set White mode.

The designer also uses light mode to show lighting intensity. You can see where hot spots are and where the areas that need more lighting.

  • [STEP 1] Open [visual settings.]
  • [STEP 2] Change the mode to [Light view.]
  • [STEP 3] You may uncheck [Automatic Scale] for manual
    It indicates how to set Light view mode.

(CO 4) Create Orthometric views

To create an isometric view via Enscape, you need an isometric view on your Revit file.

  • [STEP 1] Create a Default 3D view by clicking the [3D view] from the View] tab, under [Create] panel
    It presents the ISO-view in Revit.
  • [STEP 2] Use [section box] and hide in view by element or category to hide unnecessary items
  • [STEP 3] Synchronize the view by selecting [view name]
  • [STEP 4] Change the Projection to [Orthographic] from [Visual Settings] under [Rendering]
    It presents the ISO-view in Enscape.
  • [STEP 5] You may change the [render style mode] on your [visual settings]
    It presents the ISO-view in Enscape - white.
  • [STEP 6] You also may change views using numbers on the keyboard
    For a floor plan, press [ 5 ]
    It presents the Rendered Floor plan in Enscape.

References

Materials in Revit. (2020, July 16). Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://enscape3d.com/community/blog/knowledgebase/revit-material-parameters/

Free Enscape Student & Educational Licenses – Enscape™. (2020, June 05). Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://enscape3d.com/educational-license/