A topical visualisation today after I wondered whether I could do this whole flood map thing in 3D. What I’d really like to do next is have the rule file change the building colour as the water level rises… It can be done just not very nicely. It also demonstrates the real potential of CityEngine to become a responsive Geodesign tool.
Yes you can do this all in other packages but in CityEngine I can change the flood height variable and the model changes pretty much instantly (video to come). I’ve obviously done some pre processing work in ArcGIS to allow for it to work in CityEngine.