GPS Import into 3DMax

By October 9, 2009 One Comment

UrbanTick – a blog written just a few desks away from where we sit – is looking into the way a city lives and breathes. Part of the work is based on the visualisation of GPS tracks, so linking in with another project here at CASA, Richard Milton has written a script to import GPS tracks directly into 3D Studio Max. The script imports a gpx. file and creates a spline for the path, a marker object and time frames for each point.

UrbanTicks first example movie can be seen below:

3dsMaxGPStest from urbanTick on Vimeo.

We need to check the guidelines on the grant that was used to make the script but we think we should be able to release it, hopefully next week…

See http://urbantick.blogspot.com/ for full details on the research and more movies/maps.


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

One Comment

  • Ashley says:

    An interesting idea would be to use your GPS to record your route and then allow you to upload to your pc and create an accurate 3D representation.