I’ve been working away on SketchUp and needed to do some test urban/residential areas in a fictional Middle East city… For some reason the videos are better quality on my PC to what has been uploaded and processed by YouTube. YouTube seems to have squashed them…   I’ll try and fix it when I get time (my upload speeds aren’t great so I don’t really want to do it again just yet…)

So they are two different models using the same road layout but different rule files.   Both use CityEngine to place or build the city model and Lumion3D to render and make the video (with a little edit from Windows Live Movie Maker).   SketchUp has been used for a few of the elements (a villa, cars, sign posts and the tram!).

Middle East City Part 1 : 

Middle East City Part 2:


  1. This Model is superb and cool, Is there any way i can download the example of this, so that I can use the rule file for my learning. and also how to use Sketch Up Model as a rule file in City Engine

    • Thanks for your kind words, unfortunately this isn’t yet ready for downloading, mainly because it is part of work for a private client. Sorry! I will try and share some more rule files in the near future. In the meantime I suggest you got ESRI Support site as they have a very good user forum, with people on hand to help.


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