A week or so back I met with Stuart Jeffries a writer for the Guardian to chat about our interesting in work in Iraq and our exciting future in 3D. The result was what seems like a popular article in the Guardian Cities blog.
Whilst many people have quoted other passages one of my favourites is this:
To my eyes, there’s a touch of the pleasure of playing video games to Elliot’s work – certainly it looks like great fun.
He’s not wrong!
I’ve read a lot of the comments, both below the article and on twitter. To be fair I think it’s been quite a positive response, clearly the article didn’t address everyone’s concerns though. As to the usual trolling well that’s the internet. I think I will write a response to the article and post it here in the coming days, more for my therapy than anything else. Thank you to all those who retweeted the story and responded both positively and negatively to the story, I genuinely mean that.
It’s no secret my work for CyberCity3D here in the UK, not only do they have Sedbergh and Gloucester covered they also have London too… I’ve been producing promotional imagery from webscenes like this and thought you might like it.
CyberCity 3D, a leading provider of advanced geospatial smart building data, has teamed with UK-based aerial mapping company Bluesky to create smart 3D city models throughout the UK. The Company also plans to integrate Bluesky’s National Tree Map into 3D Esri CityEngine scenes it creates with Esri UK and Cumbria, England-based Garsdale Design.
What this potentially means is small areas can now get 3D models much easier you don’t have to go and source your own stereo imagery in England now. I won’t say it’s cheap but it is cost effective at least!
Did I say that CityEngine 2014 is now live too? I’m in heaven this week….
So you came here wondering what side project I’ve got going on that I have to refer to a fairy tale? Sorry to disappoint I’m still talking CityEngine. Specifically it’s ability to take planning standards and work with them…
In this rule file I’ve fed a parking standard (1 space per 23 square metres of floor space) into a lot divided into a building and parking area. When the buildings (parking garage and building) achieve the required standards (within a tolerance of course!) then they change colour from transparent red to white.
I’m going to be using this type of rule file a lot I think in the next year or so. It’s adaptable and one that goes beyond a pretty model…
I have been cleaning up my extensive rule library and I’ve finally got to my infrastructure rule set. Since I’ve been doing some webscenes of downtown Miami, I thought I would try out this new cleaned up rule. This can be used to model a high speed rail, regular rail and also light rail systems.
Don’t worry Miami this is just a demo webscene, I’m not aware of any high speed rail network coming near you!