Happy New Year everyone!  After a successful break I came back to the office bursting with ideas for new CityEngine models and here is one I can share with you.   It successfully combines a small but neat forestry rule file, allowing me to adjust tree height based on old and new growth in varying proportions (20% old growth, 80% new growth).   I’ve used a road rule file from a middle eastern project.  I’ve then downloaded OS OpenData which includes terrain, street network and vectormap data (https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html).

As you can see the model is coming along, what I really like is drawing freehand a road network that just magically appears on my terrain all textured up.

cityengine_OS_Opendata_Forestry
Inappropriate wind turbine site and bridges?

The terrain colouring isn’t perfect I know, but it will have to do for now until I can get some satellite imagery.   I can see a real use for CityEngine beyond city visualisations, perhaps I was on to something with this previous post .

I think I may add something about this model to my presentation at the GeoDesign Summit, at the end of this month.

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