This is a post that I did for LinkedIn that I have copied here for others to view….
Well I’ve come to a nice end for my ‘Modern Home 203’/’Wareham’ (from Sears home catalogue) procedural ArcGIS CityEngine rule. As you can see from the screenshot there are some visual handles to change elements of the model without having to look at the inspector on the right. My top tip is visual handles should be used sparingly otherwise things can get messy (yes you can switch them off in the 3D Viewport). Leave more fine tuning attribution for the Inspector.
So what can you do here? Well change some key dimensions, place a platform with appropriate access steps. You can also swap out textures for your own, and this in CityEngine is where the fun begins because you can then save styles which are sort of preset attributes for the inspector saved under headings at the end of your code. This means from one rule you can make a large amount of variations depending on your use case.
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