In this video, learn how to create still images effectively.
- [Instructor] In this lesson, we'll discover more about view creation. We'll create two different interior views of the building. One from inside of Revit, the other from inside of Enscape. Let's begin by creating that view inside of Revit. First, here inside of the Revit environment, underneath the Project Browser, we have our Floor Plans, Level 1. Now zoom in to where we can see our building. What I want to do is place a camera view from right here in front of our doors, looking in this direction. Now a camera view is exactly what it sounds like. Imagine you're standing right there in front of the doors with either your phone or your camera, and you're getting ready to take a picture. The first spot that you click, that will be the spot that you're standing to take the picture. The second spot that you click, that will be where you want to take your picture to. So it will be which direction are you taking the photograph. To create one of those views, go to the View tab on the ribbon, then select on the words 3D View, and then you'll have your Camera. So select your Camera. Right now we can see that there's an offset value of five foot six off of Level 1. That just means that your eye level is five foot six off of Level 1. If you wanted to do adjust that so that you'd be a little bit taller or a little bit shorter, that's where you could adjust this five foot six dimension. Next, I'm just going to click right here because that's where I want to be standing when I take my photo, then anything inside of this cone, that's what will show up inside of the picture. Do not click where I'm currently at. But I wanted to mention that if I would click in this spot, I would see virtually nothing other than the floors and the ceilings, because that's all that's inside of this cone. But if I move my mouse all the way up here, see how those blue lines, which I'm calling the cone, expand out, everything inside of that cone now has the opportunity to show up inside of the picture. So somewhere out here, I'm just going to click in order to take that photo from where I was standing just inside of the door. By putting that camera in, it'll now create a new view underneath the Project Browser. And right now it's called 3D View 1. Well, I think what I'll do is I'll just call it camera. So what I'll do is I'll just select on that view name under the Project Browser, right click, and then go to Rename, and name it Camera. So now we have a view called Camera. Next, go to your Enscape tab. And if your Enscape's not already on, make sure to click on the button over on the far left-hand side in order to turn Enscape on. Once your Enscape has actually started, the next thing that you'll want to do is come over here and where you have your active documents, click, and one of the things that you'll find is that you now have your camera view available to you. Select on camera. And what that'll do is it'll now send this view to Enscape, and we can actually see that it says, Exporting Views, Camera. It's exporting those views to the Enscape environment. Give it a second to sort of refresh on the screen. In my case, you can start to see that it's starting to sort of black out the Revit environment. This is just my computer trying to process this data and push that information in the Enscape. It will come back up again once it's pushed that information into Enscape. Your computer may or may not do that depending on a variety of factors. Once that's been pushed in the Enscape, go ahead and open up your Enscape window, and I'll go ahead and click on my Enscape to open that one up. We can see that right now it's still thinking about how that should actually display. So we'll give it a few more seconds to actually render it. It's always interesting the first time that you try to send a view into Enscape, it does take it a few seconds to actually go through the rendering process. And in this situation, we can see it trying to render the inside of this scene. And the longer that you give it, the more that it'll regenerate each one of these little pixels, so the things get sharper and clearer inside of the scene. What I'm doing right now is I'm rotating the view, so I'm just holding down my left mouse button and then moving my mouse to look in one direction or another. Now what I'd really like to do is take another view. And to do that, what I'll do is I'm going to walk into this space. Now to walk into this space, I have a couple of different options, but what I'm going to use is I'm just going to use the W key on the keyboard in order to walk forward. Once I get inside of this space, I'm just going to look around until I get a view that I like, completely up to you what that view is. Then once you get a view that you like, the next thing that we'll do is that we'll end up creating a view here inside of Enscape of exactly what we're looking at right here. So in other words, we would be able to come back and Enscape to this view anytime that we wanted to review what it is that we're looking at. Also, remember you have these E and Q keys. If you wanted to be just a little bit lower, you could always click inside of here, hold the Q key, and that will drop you down. The E key will move you up, so that you have exactly the view that you want to have inside of this environment. Now, I kind of like this view, so I'm going to go ahead and take what I'll just call a snapshot of this view. But to do that, I can't really do that inside of Enscape, I have to actually do that back inside of the Revit environment. So I'm going to come back in here to Revit, and we're going to create a 3D view. Now what it really means is it's going to create a 3D view here in the Project Browser. And it'll show up pretty close to where camera's located at. Right now it's called Enscape 3D view 1. I could rename it at any time just by typing in the name right now. But for this example, I'm going to leave it as Enscape 3D view 1, and click on OK. Take a look underneath the project browser and what you'll end up seeing here in just a moment is there'll be a new view called Enscape 3D view 1. If I double click on that, we'll then get a view which has been recreated from that Enscape environment. You'll notice this looks a lot like what we had inside of Enscape. In fact, if I would open Enscape back up again, so that we could take a look at that environment, we can see that this is the same general area that we're looking at over here. Notice the trash can, and notice the trash can right here, the light, and the light. So there's two different ways you can create views. One way would be the create that view inside of Revit and then have that view show up inside of Enscape. But perhaps more importantly is that you can move around inside of Enscape and then create views based off of Enscape inside of Revit by selecting on Create 3D View.
- Starting Enscape from Revit
- Using the navigation tools
- Creating scenes
- Creating videos and panoramas
- Adding sound
- Exporting a project
- Setting exposure, depth of field, contrast, color, and more
- Adjusting rendering quality
- Adjusting settings in the Atmosphere and Capture tabs
- Adding fogs, wind, clouds, and more
- Customizing preferences and performance settings