Create a panorama.
- [Instructor] Enscape allows us to take panoramic views of our Enscape models. Let's first go into Revit and let's change this scene to be the courtyard view. Now I want to be in the courtyard view so that when we do a 360 degree view of this model, we'll have interesting things to look at as it spins around. Now to take that 360 degree picture, underneath Enscape where we have the text that says Take Panorama, if you click there, we have two different options.
One is take a panorama mono which is just your typical 360 degree camera photograph. Then we have Take Panorama Stereo. This is just like the mono except it also allows you to put on virtual reality goggles. So if you have any VR goggles, you can put them on and feel like you're actually inside of the space if you take a stereo picture. Now you can use either one of these for the example that we're doing right now particularly if you have those kinds of goggles and want to put them on and try them.
Personally, I'm just going to do the mono for right now. Now if we take a look at Enscape, we can see that it's going through the process of spinning its camera around to be able to take photos of this entire scene, a full 360 degree turn all the way around. It'll begin by doing what it's doing now which is looking down toward the ground at taking pictures of everything that's down below. It's taking it a little bit of time to do this because of all the light and shadows that's currently being cast within the scene.
Once it's spun around one full revolution, it'll look up and start to take pictures looking up within the scene. This will allow when that 360 degree photo was done for us to look all the way around and experience the entire scene from this camera position. Now we can see that it's starting to take its photos going all the way around in a circle looking straight up. Now to view our panoramas, we can come back in here to Enscape and go to My Panoramas.
And for every project that you've done, you'll see those listed down below. For this project, it happens to be named Scenes which is what the name of this Revit file that I'm currently in is called and this is the panoramic view. If you click on that scene, we can see that we have a few options. One option is to upload the panorama to the cloud which we'll do here in just a moment. Another option is to just save the panorama file out. That'll save out that 360 degree image file so that if you have any other software that can use those kinds of files, you can save those out and then load the file into that other software or hardware.
We also have the ability to delete that particular panoramic view. So if you take one and you don't want to keep it, you can always hit the red X to get rid of it. And finally we have Fly to panorama position. This is an interesting one because that will take you automatically to that position within that panoramic view. Before we do that though, I want to point out that if you move your cursor up here into the panoramic view, you'll notice that right now, there's nothing really going on, nothing changing, there's really nothing much that we can do.
But if you move your cursor over here to one side or if you move your cursor here to another side, suddenly the panoramic view will start to spin around. So if you keep your cursor here in the center, nothing will happen. But if you decide to go to one of the sides or over to the other side, you'll be able to spin around and see your screen. Now the other thing that we can do is actually upload this to the internet. So you can upload this panorama to the cloud and if you select on that, you'll see it goes to the process of actually uploading the panorama up to the cloud.
If you have software that will allow you to view one of these codes, then you can use that. Often times you'll have software on your phone which will allow you to just take a picture of this and it'll automatically take you to the website in order to see the panoramic view. But for this exercise, all you need to do is just select once again on that same button and it will take you out to the website which shows the panorama. You can always share this link with other people, it'll be available.
Just copy it, paste it into an email or whatever, send it to them, they can click on the link and they can experience this as well. Once you're inside of the panoramic view, you can click your left mouse button and start to look around by looking up or looking down. You can look side to side. The only thing that you can't do inside of this panoramic view is actually move from the spot that you're currently standing at. But panoramas are great for being able to experience models from that specific location and after you've uploaded them, then you can share those links so that other people in other locations can see the same thing that you're looking at as well.
- Starting Enscape from Revit
- Using the navigation tools
- Setting the time of day
- Creating scenes
- Exporting the project
- Enscape view creation within Revit
- Creating panoramas
- Rendering quality
- Sky orb brightness
- Saving and restoring settings