Thursday, August 6, 2020

Enscape Blog Post: Creating Realistic Glass in Architectural Visualizations

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a deep dive on glazing settings with some of the developers at Enscape. The goal was to better understand, and then document, how to take real-world glass manufacturer data and apply that to a Revit material in such a way that it would be accurate, consistent and repeatable! The resultant blog post is now live on Enscape's website!

Learn how to properly set the Visual Light Transmittance (VLT), Visual Light Reflectance (VLR), and glass color!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

AIA COTE Philly 2030 Working Group - Environmental Design Tools (10 AUG 2020)

AIA Philadelphia has been hosting a great series of events each month. Today's post is about next week's 'working group' and a presentation I will be giving... and its free!

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Top 5 New Revit 2021.1 Features

Its that time of year, and a new Revit "dot" release has dropped! This update, 2021.1, includes bug fixes and new features. Today's post highlights five that jump out at me and provides links for more information!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Phil and Pieter Talk Custom Enscape Assets via YouTube Video

Phil Read and Pieter Schiettecatte talk custom Enscape assets via YouTube video. A great tutorial on the entire process, from original asset procurement to viewing in Enscape.

Keep in mind that custom asset support is on the horizon as seen in the Enscape 2.9 roadmap, so you will want to start getting familiar with this process!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Material Bump Basics for Enscape

Using bump maps in a material definition is key to quality visualizations with Enscape, or any rending engine. A quick post today with a tip on making sure the bump map is doing what you want, and not creating the opposite effect.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

My Visit with Renowned Architect David Salmela

Before I close the moving truck door and head to Texas in two weeks, to finilze my transition to Lake|Flato Architects, I had the opportunity to visit with one of my favorite architects, David Salmela, who lives/works just a few miles from my house here in Duluth, Minnesota. Today's post shares a little about David, his home/office and a sketching book I co-authored which includes some of David's informal sketches.

Note: The only time we were not wearing masks was for this, very brief, socially distanced selfie.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Enscape 2.8 Has Dropped! Plus, What Will be in 2.9?

Enscape 2.8 has dropped! You can download it now and start exploring the new features.

What are those new features? That is the topic of today's post!

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