Interior rendering of residential project rendered in Enscape for Mac on Rhino
Gemma Da Silva

Gemma Da Silva

Published: December 06, 2023  •  6 min read

Enscape for Mac: Rhino Now Supported

The wait is over! Enscape for Mac is now available for Rhino 7 🎉.  

For Rhino users looking for a way to accelerate all aspects of design and quickly produce renderings in real time, you’re in the right place. 

In this article, we’ll explain why architects and designers turn to Enscape for design visualization, go over the features you can expect in the new Enscape for Mac on Rhino, and look at the hardware requirements.

If you’re an existing Enscape user (good to have you with us!), download Enscape for Mac here. If you’re not yet a customer, we have a free trial with your name on it waiting for you 😃.

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Why Enscape for Rhino?

Let’s look at why architects and designers around the world use Enscape for Rhino 3D rendering and much more.

Rapid real-time rendering

Enscape is a real-time rendering design workflow tool. It provides Rhino users with fast access to real-time walkthroughs and high-quality visualizations. These are ideal for daily design reviews and help all parties make swift design decisions.

100% integration into Rhino

Enscape is 100% integrated into Rhino, meaning that any changes are instantly synched and visible on both sidesin both the modeling platform and the rendering window. This provides you with the quickest and easiest way to visualize as you design.

Ready-to-use 3D assets 

Enscape comes with a built-in asset library with thousands of low-poly models. These render-ready 3D assets can be placed directly into Rhino to help you get the right look for every project without spending hours searching for models.

Choose from accessories, vegetation, people, furniture, vehicles, and so much more.

Immersive experiences for all

Web standalones and panorama tours help clients understand every corner of a project through a realistic, immersive environment. It’s also possible to batch render and export still visualizations to share with your design teams and clients.

So easy, anyone can use it

Enscape is extremely easy to use, even new users with little or no visualization experience can start visualizing right away. The UI is simple and intuitive, meaning that you don't need to spend hours learning how to navigate and use the tool. 

 

Armchair in living room rendered in Enscape

Which features are available for designers? 

Enscape for Mac on Rhino provides a range of features that support the design visualization workflow.

From the Material Editor to project panoramas and QR codes, see what built-in functionality you can leverage to develop and communicate your visualizations.

Available with Enscape for Mac

Real-time visualization: View your Rhino project as a rendered 3D visualization in real time. Any changes you make to your model can be instantly visualized.

Real-time walkthrough: Walk and fly through your rendered projects and explore every angle. Two-point and orthogonal perspectives available.

Visual settings: Perfect your scenes by adjusting image, rendering, and atmosphere settings, including illumination and cloud density.

Asset Library: Choose from over 3,800 high-quality, low-poly 3D models to insert into your project. Select from a range of people, vehicles, vegetation, furniture, accessories, plus so much more.

 

Enscape for Mac Asset Library

 

Asset variants: Scroll through variants to find the right assets for your project.

Offline Asset Library: Download the Enscape Asset Library and store it locally on your machine to speed up loading time.

Material Library: Quickly change a surface by selecting one of the high-quality materials pre-loaded into Enscape.

Material Editor: Increase the realism of materials by editing the base attributes such as color, roughness, and transparency.

 

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Video Editor: Create animations of your projects with the Enscape Video Editor.

Export options: Export and share your visualizations easily. Choose from still renders, 360-degree panoramas, and web standalone files.

QR codes: Create scannable QR codes to provide mobile users with the ability to explore your project independently.

Panorama tours: Guide viewers through your project with a curated panorama tour.

Batch rendering: Render multiple scenes at the same time with batch rendering.

Plus more! Visit our Knowledge Base for the full list of features.

What are the hardware requirements?

Here is the hardware we recommend to use with Enscape for Mac:

Minimal hardware: MacBook Air (M1, 2020) with 16 GB of Unified Memory. This is the minimal Apple silicon hardware that is required to use Enscape’s 3D rendering software for Mac.

Recommended hardware: MacBook Pro (2022), M2 Max, with 64 GB of Unified Memory.
The minimum required macOS version is Monterey 12.6.

 

Living room night time render

Which versions are supported?

Enscape for Mac currently supports:

  • Rhino 7 (support for Rhino 8 will follow in early 2024)
  • SketchUp
  • Archicad
  • Vectorworks

Enscape is also available on Windows for Rhino, Revit, SketchUp, Archicad, and Vectorworks. The same license works for both Mac and its Windows counterpart, so if you already have an Enscape license, you can use it for Enscape for Mac 😀.

See here for a list of the most up-to-date version numbers supported.

 

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Ready to give Enscape a try? Start walking through your rendered projects and create visualizations instantly with Enscape for Mac. 

Try it out for free with our 14-day trial (no credit card required).

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Gemma Da Silva
Gemma Da Silva

Gemma is part of the Content team at Chaos and loves to provide architects and designers with practical tips to improve their workflows and visualizations. If you have something you'd like to share with the wider Enscape community, email marketing@enscape3d.com!