Crytek Realtime Engine for Architecture Visualisation

At IMAGINA in Monaco our eyes were drawn over to the IMAGTP stand showing the results of their partnership with Crytek. Using the new Crytek ‘CryEngine 2’ it is possible to run real-time shadow analysis and lighting simulations.

The two movies below illustrate the use of the new engine, the results and aim are similar to our work using the Oblivion Engine – you can see examples in the Game Engines Thread – but with a $10,000 dollar price age compared to our $20.

With the increase in computing power it is now becoming possible to carry out simulations in realtime on PC’s which were once limited to high end virtual reality suites. Interesting time ahead and times which move the emphasis increasingly towards photorealisic imaging and thus research on the rapid capture of city models.

After all if you have a realtime engine you need increasingly realitisic models to put in it…

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Le Minh Nhut - February 26, 2007

    That’s interesting!Thanks for your post

  2. Anonymous - February 26, 2007

    Well, $10k will, I assume, get you the entire SDK as well as Crytek support. The flagship title to use this engine, Crysis will be available in November (est.)and will also include the Sandbox 2 mod toolkit.

    I’m having considerable success with their Far Cry game and the Sandbox 1 mod kit. Its even gone open source and the SDK for that is available.

  3. zuz - March 6, 2007

    since when is the farcry engine open source?
    of quake technology “for free” i know (was it 3 or 4?) but farcry gfx without licence cost would be incredible 😉

  4. Anonymous - April 5, 2007

    Where I find the demo software ?

  5. <a href="">Phentermine</a> - July 29, 2007

    Good design!

  6. <a href="">Phentermine</a> - August 17, 2007

    Thanks for interesting article.

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