February 17, 2022 Rosie Dinh

Effective Tips to Improve Interior Lighting in Enscape for Rhino

Lighting is as important as every other element of the design. Good lighting changes and transforms a space. We use light and shade to make a room feel comfortable but also dramatic and atmospheric. Great lighting creates depth and height, cozy spots, and draws attention to your most impressive areas. It’s all about the balance of light and shade and bringing new energy to an interior. Some may just draw a grid of downlights into their plans for your interior, which won’t do justice to what they have designed. For today’s article, let’s explore 3 professional tips that are sure to improve the quality and clarity of your interior renderings in Enscape for Rhino.

Achieving good lighting in an interior rendering can be tricky, especially in the absence of exterior daylight. When working with Rhino, Enscape does not have its own built-in lights so we have to rely on Rhino lights instead. There are a few different options that we can choose from and each of them behaves differently from the other. You can experiment with each of them to get the desired effect. Here are 3 easy tips to help ensure good lighting in your interior renderings.

1. Make sure you have adequate lighting

This is probably the most important thing to pay attention to. Oftentimes, our interior lighting doesn’t look good simply because we don’t have adequate lighting. This is especially crucial when we are working with scenes that don’t receive exterior sunlight to help illuminate the interior space. So spend the time adding sufficient lights to your Rhino model to see the best lighting results in Enscape.

2. Use Enscape global artificial light dial

When adjusting the brightness and overall look of Rhino lights, it’s suggested to leave their Rhino settings at their default after placing them. Instead, we could use the Enscape global Artificial Light Brightness setting to adjust how bright they are. This is important to determine how strong or soft you need your lights to be. This is not where we determine the overall brightness/exposure of the scene. Rather, we are focusing on the artificial lights’ behavior in the scene i.e. what kind of shadows we want them to cast (harsh or soft), how strong of a contrast we want between the light and shadow areas in our scene, etc.

3. Use Enscape global exposure dial to adjust final exposure

Once you have the artificial lights setting where you like it, evaluate your scene and see if it’s over-exposed or under-exposed. Your scene may be under-exposed if you opted for lower artificial light brightness in the previous setting, or over-exposed if you went for higher light brightness. The final step is to simply adjust the Enscape global Exposure setting to get the appropriate exposure that you’re looking for.


Hope that with these above 3 simple steps, Rhino and Enscape users can make a world of difference! Whether you are a student presenting to your classmates and professors, or a professional presenting to clients, stakeholders, and/or the public, you can have more confidence that they will quickly and accurately understand your design intent. This can lead to quicker approvals and higher client satisfaction. And if you are struggling with your low-end PC while doing your work, and you are looking for a solution that could help you to boost your workflow and especially your render time smoothly and efficiently. Let’s choose iRender Cloud Rendering Service.  At iRender, we provide servers that are suitable with Enscape users, with the most powerful graphic card nowadays such as RTX 3090 at the price from 3.8 usd per machine hour with the detailed configuration below: 

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Reference source:  Dessen Hillman on enscape3d.com

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Rosie Dinh

Hi everyone. Being a Customer Support of iRender, I always hope to share and learn new things with 3D artists, data scientists from all over the world.


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