Create still images.
- [Instructor] Enscape allows you to do renderings just like you would inside of Revit. In fact, the controls are inside of Revit. So, instead of being in Enscape, you want to go to your Revit session and then go to your Enscape tab. Those renderings are called Screenshots and you have two different options, one is, is to do a Screenshot To A File, and the second is to do a Screenshot As A Rendering. Now, To A File is just like exporting a rendering out, as a rendering will save that rendering inside of the Revit environment.
To export a screenshot out, the first thing you should do is make sure that you have the right view open inside of Enscape. Now, you can actually go anywhere that you want inside of the Enscape environment, it doesn't have to be tied to any of these active views, but I'd like to do one of the driveway area. So I'm just going to select on Driveway, and we'll export out this image of the driveway. Come here to Screenshot To File and select on that.
Then, pick an area where you want to save this image. Personally, I'm going to go to my desktop to my exercise files, and I think that I'll save it inside of chapter 2. You can give it whatever name that you'd like, I'm just going to leave it the default name that it's being given but, like I said you can give it whatever name. Then you have a choice between different kinds of image types that you may want to save this out as. I like the quality of PNG, so I'll leave it as a PNG, but JPEG and TIFF are both very common formats you could use.
Next, select on Save. And now, it could take it a few seconds, but now we'll go through the process of processing this image and saving the image out. Once you've saved the image out you can go to your Windows Explorer, go into your chapter 2, and then you'll see that image is now saved there inside of the folder. In fact, I'll just try to double click on it here, and now we can see that exported image here on the screen. The next thing that we can do is save that image inside of the Revit project itself.
So to accomplish that, I'll close down my image, I'll minimize this. Now I'll save a rendered image here inside of Revit. So I'll go to Screenshot and then I'll do a Screenshot As Rendering. Once again, it's going to take it a few seconds. If you're looking at your Enscape, you may notice that your Enscape changes a little bit on the screen as it's going through the process of processing that image and then saving it into your Revit environment. But when it's all said and done, we'll find underneath the Project Browser that we have a new option underneath Renderings that shows that rendering has been complete.
Once it's finished processing, scroll down. In this case we can see that I already had courtyard rendering in here. And we can see the way that the courtyard looked when it was rendered. And now, this is the driveway rendering that we just completed, and it's part of the Revit project. Now, typically, if I'm going to be doing a screenshot, I'll usually save it out and not leave it inside of Revit.
The reason is, is that each one of these could be a meg, could be two megs, could be three megs, depending on the size of the rendering, if you have several dozen of them, it can quickly make your model bigger and potentially slow down the performance of Revit, particularly when loading the Revit project initially. So usually, I'll screenshot that out to a file as opposed to screenshot as a rendering. But Screenshot As A Rendering does have its place particularly if you're trying to put presentations together that you want to plot out and then use to show clients.
- 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