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.
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.