Instant City Generator for Cinema 4D

Building a 3D city can take time and sometimes an off the shelf solution is the best option for moving a project forward. As such the City Kit by GreyScaleGorilla is well with a look. Running in Cinema 4D the kits allows the rapid construction of cityscapes with a range…

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I Look and Move

Below is a stop-motion animation captured in Moscow, it lasts for 1 minute 30 seconds and consists of 1072 images. You see only feet in the clip with images captured at the level of the human eye. Frames were prepared by hand and all the scenes were shot in Moscow,…

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Augmented Reality Travel Guidebook

Augmented reality (AR) applications have the potential to change the city experience by overlaying the digital information on the physical environment. Yujin Yin a student on the MA Digital Media at Gildsmiths Univversity of London asks, what is the ‘identity’ they deliver for objects and spaces within the city? Does…

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Robots of Brixton

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.The…

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Low-Cost Mapping and Publishing Methods for Landscape Architectural Analysis and Design in Slum-Upgrading Projects

Future Internet carries on the theme of web based mapping with its latest publication by Paar, P.; Rekittke, J. Low-Cost Mapping and Publishing Methods for Landscape Architectural Analysis and Design in Slum-Upgrading Projects . Future Internet 2011, 3, 228-247. The research project “Grassroots GIS” focuses on the development of low-cost…

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SketchUp/3D Max and Mental Ray: School of the Future

7am and rummaging around Vimeo we stumbled upon work by Ramy Hanna, his work on the School of the Future is simply inspiring: The entire model was made using SketchUp with rendering via an import into 3DMax and Metal Ray, final edits were made using Adobe AFX. Head over to http://www.ramyhanna.com/…

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Timelapse: Urban

Shot on a Bolex with intervalometer, this sampling from Chris Scarafile’s time lapse library reflects the blur and momentum of modern city living: We really like a) the feel of the clip and b) the fact that it was shot using a Bolex….

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Tool or Toy? Virtual Globes in Landscape Planning?

Future Internet has published – Schroth, O.; Pond, E.; Campbell, C.; Cizek, P.; Bohus, S.; Sheppard, S.R.J. Tool or Toy? Virtual Globes in Landscape Planning. Future Internet 2011, 3, 204-227. Virtual globes, i.e., geobrowsers that integrate multi-scale and temporal data from various sources and are based on a globe metaphor, have developed into serious…

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IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

In 2010, IBM Citizenship created the Smarter Cities Challenge to help 100 cities over a three-year period to address some of the critical challenges facing cities. They do this by contributing the time and expertise of their experts from different business units and geographies, putting them on the ground for…

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