Enscape’s first cross-platform release

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Enscape enables users to visualize CAD/BIM data in real time for daily reviews, live demos, and client reviews, providing architects with immediate feedback. Recently, Chaos released Enscape 4.0, offering new features and direct support for the Mac in this first cross-platform release.

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Mac users have been able to access Enscape via the Enscape for Mac plug-in but have not had the same feature parity with the Windows version. Now, Chaos has unified its codebase, delivering simultaneous  feature releases for both Mac and Windows users, resulting in a more consistent and optimized experience for users no matter the platform. According to Chaos, this release increases Mac parity by approximately 95%. Mac users now have new access to adjustable assets, collaborative annotations, and more, enabling them to make important design decisions quickly.

Mac users can access more than 1,700 adjustable assets and are able to dynamically place and edit assets using the Enscape rendering window. They set up custom asset libraries as well as customize assets in the editor. Moreover, architects can see what their building will look like on-site without topographic modeling. Collaborative annotations are supported too.

Enscape 4.0 features unique people assets and more animated vegetation across both platforms, adding a realistic feel to the 3D environments. Chaos has also added Nvidia ReLAX Denoiser support, which drastically reduces noise in image, video, and VR captures for cleaner, sharper visuals.

The company has added a number of other features and improvements. The Windows version has ray-traced artificial lights, improved reflections, and global illumination, in addition to new VR headset support for Meta Quest 3 and HTC Vive Pro 2.

Enscape 4.0 for Windows and Mac is available now for Revit, SketchUp, Archicad, Rhino, and Vectorworks.