Second Life – First Build Rapid Modelling

Having taken our first belated steps into Second Life and created a ‘Step inside panoramic sphere‘ we decided to explore the concept of rapid city modelling.

The movie below details a small section of Newham in London transported to a beach ‘sandbox’ area in Second Life:

Taking under 5 minutes to build it provides a quick glimpse to how quickly scenes can be constructed and populated in Second Life.

All we need now is a permanent plot of land and that’s proving more difficult to find…

Author Bio

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


  1. ed - July 11, 2007

    Great work as always. Brings back many a memory of late night drinks in Zar Zar’s after the pubs shut. I just wish it was on a beach in first life.

  2. KeystoneBouchard - July 11, 2007

    There’s always a place for Digital Urban on Architecture Island! We’re in the process of annexing another island, so there should be plenty of room. Let me know! Key

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