Esri will exhibit and teach a course about CityEngine, its software for 3D modeling and urban planning, at the SIGGRAPH 2011 conference in Vancouver, Canada, August 7–11. The SIGGRAPH conference is one of the world's largest exhibitions for the computer graphics industry.
GTA and Procedural provide a solution to model large databases of real-world building data with more 3D detail. Special focus is set to add depth to the facade as well as details to the roof. CityEngine imports 3D buildings generated automatically with GTA’s software solution tridicon 3D, transfers detailed tridicon 3D facade description to CityEngine building parameters and generates rich and visually pleasing procedural 3D buildings.
The 22 contributions collected together in this book consider the future of GIS and the web, focusing on the user’s experience rather than the latest technology.
Esri has acquired Procedural, a software company for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Urban planners, architects, video game developers, and movie studios around the world use Procedural’s CityEngine product to create 3D cities at any resolution.