CityEngine combined with Unity and a tablet – iOS requires a developers account, Android simple needs the 30 days Unity trial – allows city wide models to run with a touch based interface.
We have used our recent work on Unity and Agent Based modelling to create a simple app called ‘Urban Ball’. Development time so far is around a couple of days so the route from city modelling through to iOS app is remarkably short. Via some tweaked physics and a touch interface linked to a to a ball (the target) we have a simple agent based model on the iPad.
The movie below shows the app so far:
See also – Trail Rending of Agents with NavMesh, Physics, Unity and CityEngine, Augmented Reality City Table Top – Unity, CityEngine and Vufoira and Shortest Path Modelling and NavMesh in Unity and CityEngine.