3D Modelling

Great Software from the Past – Canoma (Update)

In an updated version of the original post on Canoma we are including a few new movies – notably using Virtual Earth’s Birds Eye images to extract 3D from screen grabs and since our post entitled 3D Models from Drawings featured on Make and Wired a site has been found…

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Desktop (Literally) Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality used to be in the realms of high-end research labs, limited to virtual reality headsets and motion sensors. As with all technology it filters down over time to the home user, yet despite interesting advancements Augmented Reality has yet to go main stream. It is however remarkable how…

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Fantasy Architecture – SketchUp

A while ago we built a imaginary or fantasy city in 3D Studio Max – partly as a way of experimenting with the software and partly as a way to get around the rules implied of our Virtual London model of not being able to insert any politically sensitive buildings….

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Little Big Planet – Cardboard City Rendering

Involving local communities in making decisions about their local space often involves the creation of a group built model. The model is normally made out of cardboard and creates a 3D environment in which to discuss scenarios and opinions. Known as ‘Planning for Real‘ we have always thought how interesting…

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3D Max – Visualising Agent/Traffic Simulation

Visualisation of complicated agent based simulation – such as traffic or pedestrian modelling often takes second place to the actual simulation process. Yet, if modellers are to communicate to a wider field, the obvious link is to import simulations into 3D modelling software, such as 3D Max. Newlands & Company…

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Canary Wharf Overview Movie

Movies are the obvious choice when you need to depict the urban environment, yet so often the real world is overlooked in favour of the virtual. Only last week we were asked to create a movie of London for a well known organisation using 3D modelling when a standard video…

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3D Camera Matching – YouTube

Browsing the web for digital urban research just before we go to bed (is that normal?).. we came across this great movie via The Arch on YouTube demonstrating some impressive 3D camera matching work:Its worth just sitting back and watching…

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Clay Rendering in 3DMax

Rendering 3D models can be over complicated, our favorite technique is the quick and easy ‘Clay’ render using 3DMax.The image above was created in SketchUp and then simply imported into Max using the .3ds export. Once in Max take these simple steps to produce a image similar to the one…

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