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Esri CityEngine Builds Flexible 3D Cities

Matt Ball on August 22, 2012 - in Modeling, Smart 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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