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Autodesk Showreel 2013

Autodesk Showreel 2013

Part of becoming a student at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis here at University College London – either on our Masters or PhD programme is free access to the complete range of Autodesk software. We have always been fans of the autodesk suite of software, 3DMax for example…

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Metropolitan – 100 3D Models on Video Copilot

Metropolitan – 100 3D Models on Video Copilot

The Video Copilot site is arguably one of the best sites out there for learning Adobe After Effects – with their new Metropolitan and Skyscraper 3D pack (along with demo) it is also  a must stop off for 3D urban modelling. Their new Metropolitan pack features: • Over 100 High Definition 3D Models •…

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CASA Releases Open Weather Data Feed for London

CASA Releases Open Weather Data Feed for London

We are providing open access to our live weather data – here at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London.  The station is located on the roof of 1-19 Torrington Place, off Tottenham Court Road in Central London (map link). The data is provided via a Davis Vantage…

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Sci-Fi city animated concepts (Blender 3D)

Sci-Fi city animated concepts (Blender 3D)

Tom Walks over at devintART has created a sci-fi city animation using Blend 3D. Produced on a Dell xps 8100, i7, 6Go, radeon HD 5700 setup, each frame took 36 seconds to render with 1080p artwork: The movie below fades into a clip of the whole creation process: / Its well worth taking…

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Updated Live Weather Data From London

Updated Live Weather Data From London

We have updated our live weather page with a number of new features. The page updates every 3 seconds with a live feed from a Davis Vantage Pro 2 on the roof of 1-19 Torrington Place, just off Tottenham Court Road in London. The weather dials now include: Visual Wind…

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CASA Cubes in the City

CASA Cubes in the City

As part of a future ‘Easter’ themed  promotion we have produced a short teaser clip around ‘cubes in the city’. The movie was produced using ESRI City Engine, 3D Max and Lumion  – it is also being used as part of our Masters course on Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation…

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Datascape – New 3D Dataviz tool from Daden

Datascape – New 3D Dataviz tool from Daden

This is intriguing, a new 3D package to map and explore data – Datascape, by Daden Ltd, known perviously for their work in Second Life, provides an immersive environment in which users can explore and interact with data from almost any source. David Burden, Daden’s Managing Director said “Datascape is ground-breaking and we’re…

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Pigeon Sim: Fly Round London as a Pigeon

Pigeon Sim: Fly Round London as a Pigeon

Researchers here in CASA, University College London,  from the TALISMAN node of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) are working on urban simulations and procedural modelling. As part of the public outreach side of the work, they have created a Pigeon Simulator where you can fly like a pigeon…

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CityEngine 2012 – New Features and ‘Sketch Tool’

CityEngine 2012 – New Features and ‘Sketch Tool’

CityEngine 2012 now supports easy-to-use editing tools for the quick sketching and texturing of 3D building models (read SketchUp): Its only towards the end of the clip that you realise that the resulting 3D geometries can be saved back to the file geodatabase, allowing proceduaural modelling of your SketchUp style models…. CityEngine…

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Geo-located Augmented Reality

Geo-located Augmented Reality

With the latest version of Augmented Reality Player for iOS v1.2.0 users can now choose geo-location as a visualization option for their projects. The Geo-location feature allows to use GPS coordinates to locate a 3D model/animation on the earth’s surface. The software then tracks the 3D model coordinates in the…

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