Twinmotion vs Enscape: 3D Render Software for Interior Designers

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So, you just finished your 3D modeling for an architecture design, and need to choose a rendering software and take the project to the next step like most interior designers and architects who would start trying to make their own 3D renders.

With more than 12 years in the market as an architectural rendering studio, Imagist3ds have some thoughts to share on the subject: Though there are dozens of rendering software out there, Twinmotion, Enscape, Lumion, Vray, etc. The technology and quality vary a lot. The best one we’ve used and still using is Vray. It is not only highly efficient but also photorealistic and suits projects of any scale. The image attached below is the previous work we’ve done for one of our interior designer clients. The rendering software used is Vray and as you can see, the details, textures, lighting, landscaping and reflection of the sun are so vivid and photoreal.

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Regarding the rendering software Vray, we’ve introduced enough about its feature and have another article: Enscape vs Vray here for your reference.

Let’s get back to our topic, Twinmotion and Enscape. These 2 rendering software are lately gotten the attention of some beginners. The 2 software are for those who need a 3D rendering but the quality is not the first priority for their project. In this article, we will compare Twinmotion and Enscape face-to-face and help you decide which one is overall better suited for you. Let’s get to it:

Part 1. What is Twinmotion
Part 2. What is Enscape
Part 3. Twinmotion vs Enscape: System Requirements
Part 4. Twinmotion vs Enscape: Features & Tools
Part 5. Twinmotion vs Enscape: Pricing
Conclusion
Bonus Tip 🔥

Part 1. What is Twinmotion?

Twinmotion is a 3D rendering software focused on real-time 3D immersion. It’s mainly used for creating images and videos, while can also be used to generate virtual reality scenarios and presentations with great fidelity. It’s capable of handling major projects, such as big urban areas, airports, etc. It can be used with software that utilizes BIM modeling, such as Sketchup, Revit, and Archicad.

Part 2. What is Enscape?

Enscape is not a stand-alone software, but a powerful plug-in tool to be used with other modeling design software such as Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, and Archicad. This tool allows the user to create from images to 3D animations and panoramas. It can also be used to generate real-time virtual reality, and features some incredible productivity tools, allowing the users to edit and review the projects at the same time.

Part 3. Twinmotion vs Enscape: System Requirements

First off, let’s take a look at the minimum system requirements (and the high-end requirements) for each software. But keep in mind that this is just a quick guide, for a complete and detailed breakdown of the system requirements of each software, we recommend that you refer to their official website.

TwinmotionEnscape
OS RequirementsWindows 10 (preferably 64 bit), or macOS X 10.14.6 or later versionsWindows 10, or macOS X 10.14.6 or later versions
Graphic Cards6GB dedicated card or better4GB VRAM dedicated card or better, that can support Vulkan 1.1
RAM16GB or more for Windows, 32GB for macOS8GB or more for Windows, 32GB for macOS
Hard Disk30 GB30 GB
CPUIntel/AMD chipsets with 2.5GHzIntel/AMD with chipsets 3GHz

About Twinmotion
– With this minimum configuration, you can work on a small-scale project, with less than 1 GB of geometry data, and that works well for a real-time 3D presentation, for example.
About Enscape
– This software is a bit more powerful than the other and uses ray tracing technology, so the demand for the system is higher even on the minimum requirements.

Part 4. Twinmotion vs Enscape: Features and Tools

Both of the 3D rendering software has great tools that can really take a rendering to the next level. They have awesome features in common and some unique features, too. Let’s check now:

The difference in asset library: not an issue

First off, Twinmotion has a lot more assets in its library, about 10,000 of them, while Enscape only has about 3,000. But that difference is really not an issue, and we thought it best to explain why: both of these software support Sketchup, so you can rely upon the millions of assets found in the Sketchup 3D Warehouse. And even then, if the models feel outdated or just can’t find the right one, check out our 3D model library – we keep our 3D models up-to-date, following the latest interior design trends and furniture trends.

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Unique features of Twinmotion:

– It’s used to render very large and complex projects, such as urban planning, landscape design, and very big architectural projects;
– It can handle smaller projects such as making conventional and HD videos very fast;
– The UI is very simple and easy to use;
– Rationalization of the assets, such as control over plant growth and the incredible skyline for urban environments;
– A respectable library of models;
– It can track exposure modification in the project, in real-time;

Unique features of Enscape:

– It has a clash detection system (which helps avoid mistakes);
– It’s synchronized directly into the BIM modeling software; any modifications or alterations show up in real-time on Enscape and the workflow is improved greatly;
– It’s a lot harder to maneuver, and some new users report that the learning curve for this one can be very steep;

Note: According to the latest news, Enscape has been acquired by Chaos, the parent company of Vray. That means Enscape will be sharing technologies with Vray, and some powerful features may be coming in the future.

Part 5. Twinmotion vs Enscape: Pricing

So now you know a lot more about Twinmotion and Enscape and have a favorite software. Before you decide, either way, let’s briefly talk about the cost for each one. Twinmotion has a fixed seat perpetual license at the cost of $499. Enscape has a monthly subscription model and it costs $39. Both have a free trial and an educational license version, but the functionality is caped to avoid commercial use.

Conclusion

Both the software are very powerful rendering and virtual reality tools.

For those who don’t have a premium PC configuration, then Twinmotion would fit your need;
For those who need quick rendering, Enscape is perfect;
For those who need a more easy-to-use interface, Twinmotion is what you should head to;
For those who expect the feature upgrades after the combination of the 2 companies, Enscape is not bad;
For those who want to use the software at minimal cost: Start learning Twinmotion;

So, between the two rendering software, which one is better for your case? Either one you choose, learning how to best use the assets, managing light, and making all the details true to the original design can be tricky and take time to master for interior designers who just get to know the software. If both Twinmotion and Enscape don’t meet your demand regarding quality and time, we fully understand! Like us in Imagist3ds, we always chase after the best: The best quality that meets the project deadline at a relatively low price. If this is your case, we have a bonus tip for you:

Bonus Tips 🔥

If you have an urgent project with a tight deadline, and want a professional and gorgeous final result, you’d have to make a decision, whether to sacrifice either quality or deadline, or on the contrary, look for another solution that can meet both the quality and the deadline: Ask the professionals to render your project – someone with over 12 years of experience, and plenty of knowledge in those advanced features; Someone that can make a beautiful rendering, in even a tight timeline, like Imagsit3ds do.


Save yourself the hassle and the time outsourcing your project. Send Imagist3ds a brief, get a quote for your 3D rendering project, and get it done by the professionals! We have a group of experienced full-time 3D artists that are experts in both interior rendering and 3D exterior rendering there’s no long waiting in line. During the whole process, you can talk to your 1-on-1 project manager for the progress and feedback. For 3D renderings, the turnaround time will be 3-10 days; for 3D animation and virtual reality, that will be 2-4 weeks. Please check related articles regarding 3D rendering price list or 3D rendering project brief to send to us.

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