Category Archives: CityEngine
The Keyhole Markup Lanuage (KML) is a popular format for distributing GIS data and models. KML files are usually small enough to email, and they can be opened in a variety of free viewers. KML is an option when exporting models from CityEngine. You may find that the models are not being displayed in the expected orientation when viewed in Google Earth.
CityEngine, through the use of CGA rules, allows for mass modeling of cities. In the current software, GIS support is available in the advanced version of CityEngine. You can access values such as land use, building heights, roof type, tree heights, etc. from a GIS feature’s attribute table and then use that value to drive mass modeling rules. Below is a screen shot from the CityEngine Inspector window that shows GIS attributes for a shape that has been initialized for use through a rule file. Continue reading
Have you ever set up a workspace in CityEngine, copied your project into the workspace folder, but found that CityEngine didn’t recognize the new folder? This can be avoided by following the import project workflow described below.
CityEngine is a powerful product that can build amazing cityscapes. Digging into this software can be a little tricky at first; however, the more you use it, the easier the functionality becomes. Esri CityEngine on the ArcGIS Resource Center is a great place to start, as you … Continue reading
I am sure many of you have already heard about CityEngine, and some of you may have even already contacted Support Services with questions related to it. For those who haven’t been introduced, CityEngine is a stand-alone software product that provides professional users in … Continue reading