Esri CityEngine Builds Flexible 3D Cities
Esri’s CityEngine addition to ArcGIS was showcased at Siggraph, and it is impressive. CityEngine enables the quick creation of 3D urban environments out of 2D data. But beyond that, it can take existing 3D models or real-world information in a variety of file formats, incorporate the information into an urban scenario, and manipulate the scene using real-world or fantasy-world procedural instructions. Then any of the data can be output to view on the web or repurposed in multiple formats.
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