Overview of Enscape 3.5
Enscape 3.5 is a significant update that comes with numerous improvements in the areas of reflections, shadows, and overall graphics quality, along with several new 3D assets. This release also includes new functionality in the Enscape environment.
In this tutorial, we will explore the new customizable asset functionality which is applicable not just for SketchUp users, but for any other design application that you are using with Enscape. You can access the new customizable assets both through your design application or through the Asset window directly in Enscape.
Upon opening the Asset library in SketchUp, you will notice that all assets now show a number like 1/1 in their thumbnail. This represents an overview over how many variations are available for that asset. There have been two types of customizable assets added – assets with variants and assets that you can change the color and/or material of.
All assets to be placed in your design application now needs to be clicked twice instead of once. The quickest way to locate the new customizable assets is by filtering them by the new ‘adjustable’ tag.
With over a thousand assets that provide customization options, you can tailor your design according to your needs. There are assets that offer full model variants, like this ambulance for example, that can be selected from multiple designs and placed in SketchUp. In Enscape, you can access variants directly and make your design truly unique.
The Enscape Asset library is another treasure trove of customization where you can select individual assets based on your design needs. You will find assets that provide color or material options. Furthermore, these settings have to be performed in the Enscape window and cannot be accessed from your design application.
On top of all these, you can now multi-select Enscape assets in the Enscape window. Simply hold the shift key and the left mouse button and drag the selection frame. This allows you to change through variations on multiple assets at once and enhances efficiency in design.
Dive in and explore this new functionality in Enscape 3.5, and optimize the design process like never before.