Build a City in 5 Minutes: Bryce 5/3DMax/Second Life

We love YouTube, it has opened up simple tutorials to the masses allowing techniques to be easily shared. One such nugget is a tutorial on ‘How to Build a City in 5 Minutes’ embedded below:

Uploaded by ‘FreeTutorials‘ it makes an interesting use of a simple height map in Bryce to quickly create a city. The same technique can be used in 3D Max and interestingly Second Life using sculpt maps.

If you create a city using this method, send us a screen shot and we will run a quick post…

Author Bio

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

1 Comment

  1. chefelf - March 12, 2008

    Hey, great post! Thanks so much! I’m a beginner to Bryce and this really helped me out a lot!

    I have one question: I’m trying to create a vast cityscape (that stretches almost to the horizon). So I began cutting and pasting these segments to cover the ground. Eventually there are hundreds of millions of polygons and it really slows down until Bryce is almost unusable.

    Do you have any tips for creating a huge city (some way to create lower-resolution objects for the background?) that I could use?

    Thanks again for the great tutorial!

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