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Esri CityEngine 2011.2 is available now for download from the Customer Care Portal. This version replaces CityEngine 2011.1 and is strongly recommended as it contains a number of improvements.
In addition to several bug fixes, the highlights of new features in version 2011.2 are:
- Improved FileGDB import and export
- Python (Jython) is update to version 2.5.2
- Support of multi-touch gestures for viewport navigation
- Added Visual C Runtime installer to CityEngine setup
More information is available at http://resources.arcgis.com/content/cityengine/about.
Gert van Maren
3D Product Manager
Last week we made the ‘CityEngine: Philadelphia example’ available for download on the CityEngine resource center. The main comments we’ve received so far are:
- how do I get my GIS data into CityEngine, and
- how do I bring it back into ArcGIS?
So let’s do a roundtrip! Continue reading
It has been awhile since we released Esri CityEngine 2011 at the EUC in Madrid. In the last month we have been working hard on an ArcGIS – CityEngine urban planning example and we are happy to let you know it is available for download now in the gallery section on the CityEngine resource center.
This example highlights how CityEngine can be used to create and design 3D urban content based on GIS data input such as building footprints and street lines with attributes.
Starting point is a 3D geodatabase with:
building footprints with attributes such as ridge height, eave height and roof form
street center lines with attributes such as street width
vegetation locations with attributes such as vegetation type, rotation and size
street furniture locations with attributes such as furniture type, rotation and size
The example comes with a set of rules that allow you:
turn your building footprints into 3D textured buildings
turn your street center lines into 3D streets.
turn your vegetation and streetfurniture points into 3D models
Import existing 3D content such as 3D buildings, trees, cars and street furniture
do a redesign on any part of the city
You can download this CityEngine: Philadephia example in the gallery section on the CityEngine resource center.
For more information on how to:
bring your CityEngine models back into ArcGIS
turn your 2D features into 3D
go to the gallery section on the CityEngine resource center and have a look for the CityEngine to ArcGIS and 2Dto3D templates.
Esri R&D Center Zürich
Gert van Maren