3D Modelling

Import Any Model into Second Life: AC3D

Importing models into Second Life is still for various reasons a difficult task – the people from http://www.inivis.com/ however have just made it a whole lot easier with their plugin for AC3D. There are three ways to import from AC3D into Second Life: 1) Sculpted prim maker AC3D’s Sculpted Prim…

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Urban Design Visualisation with Blender

Blender for those that don’t know is a free and open source 3D modelling package. While not quite as powerful as some other major software packages such as Lightwave, 3D-Studio Max, and XSI it is still extremely competent and more importantly free. Yorik has written up an urban design visualisation…

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Extruding a City: Greeble is not just for SciFi

When using ‘Greeble’ techniques it is all to easy to slip into ‘Futuristic City’ mode – as our part one tutorial on using Greeble to create a city illustrates. There is nothing wrong with this of course, using ‘Fantasy Cities’ gets around many issues relating to copyright and allows various…

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Greeble a 3D City: Tutorial 1: Greeble Skyscraper

Greeble a 3D City: Tutorial 1: Greeble Skyscraper

Greebles became a core part of our ‘Fantasy Architecture City‘ a few years back – allowing details to be added to buildings quickly and easily. In a new series of posts we thought we would provide a walk through of how to quickly and easily create your own city using…

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VirtuelCity: 29 towns in 3D

The movie embedded below is well worth taking some time out to watch. It details the Vectuel’s (a French 3D modelling company) techniques for constructing virtual cities: Of note is the combination of stereo pair derived models with the street level capture, its interesting to get a view of their…

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Architectural Tutorials: 3D World Magazine March 2008

This months 3D World Magazine (March 2008) is an essential purchase – it features 16 pages of tips and tutorials for architectural visualisation. Highlights include a tutorial on inserting 3D models into a video clip using Boujou Bullet and techniques for mastering compositing in a New York street scene. It…

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Jubliee Church by Richard Meier: 3D Animation

Three dimensional models/animations of churches are amongst our favorite here at digital urban – there is something about the architecture and the use of space and lighting that creates intricate and often beautiful models. The Jubilee Church designed by Richard Meier in Rome is one such example, although a modern…

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Video Trace: 3D Models from Video

VideoTrace is a system for interactively generating realistic 3D models of objects from video. The user interacts with VideoTrace by tracing the shape of the object to be modelled over one or more frames of the video. By interpreting the sketch drawn by the user in light of 3D information…

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Crysis London Eye – Screen Grab

Time has got the better of us this evening but the test import of the Virtual London model into Crysis is going well – the screen grab below illustrates the London Eye imported from 3D Max in Crysis: For those interested our movies of the model from ealier today can…

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