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Enscape for Mac

Intersting... Enscape for Mac has been released. It does NOT work with ArchiCAD, but I assume that is a temporary road block. For now you save your ArchiCAD model to Sketchup and then save to Enscape.

It's not cheap though... $54/mo. for use on "one" computer.

This ArchiCAD user from Australia (is he a member in this forum) did a Twinmotion to Enscape comparison on an M1 Ultra Mc Studio. All he did was import the model directly into each, did no tweaking, and then rendered a view. Just out of the box Enscape looked leagues better. I assume it is using raytracing with native Metal Graphics code. Check it out here.

I was very, very excited to see the sneak peek into Twinmotion 2023 Preview 2 with their new and improved interface, but if you're on Mac, still no raytracing.

I am going to try the demo of Enscape since I currently have half a dozen projects using Twinmotion and am always looking for the latest and greatest rendering softwares.

Anyone else have any input regarding Enscape for Mac?

Rex Maximilian, Honolulu, USA -
ArchiCAD 26 (user since 3.4, 1991)
16" MacBook Pro; M1 Max (2021), 32GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 32-Core GPU
Creator of the Maximilian ArchiCAD Template System

Yes, the TM pipeline is also better in my opinion mainly because you will not clutter your AC-BIM file with all the assets that will end up with a blown-up, messy, and unusable file. But the image quality of ENSCAPE is really good. I always liked the light and mood.

But when EPIC decided to not provide Path Tracer to the Mac system and the Apple-Epic fight cooking in the background the future on MacOS was questionable.

Now with Lumen, there is a native Unreal Engine alternative withhin TM to path tracer on the Mac available.

Apple iMac Pro with macOS Sonoma, AC 5.0 to 27 INT and GER, all the latest


I bought a license and tried it out on a very quick night scene render and was very pleased with the results for just about an hour's work. The workflow and live updates to the render are very useful and I like the user interface much more than Twinmotion but that's just me.



Robert Wilkanowski

Archicad 26

Mac OS Monterey

Hardware: M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 64GB unified memory
1TB SSD storage

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