Visualising World Flight-Paths in 3D

Robin of and a student on our MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation course here at CASA, University College London has created an interesting movie looking at data from in Processing the clip visualises 50,000 active flight-paths:  Take a look at for more examples…

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SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima – International Festival

This year, and for the first time, the SLACTIONS Steering Committee has included a day devoted to Machinima in the conference program. The SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival is a Machinima competition included on the SLACTIONS 2012 Research conference on virtual worlds. Conference calls are to be honest normally slightly dull, this…

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SimCity GlassBox Game Engine: 4 Simulation Examples

Electronic Arts has released 4 short clips examining the simulation capability of the GlassBox Game Engine behind the forthcoming SimCity update. Image: Traffic Density in the original SimCity release. The mix of agent based modelling, economic fire, water etc make for a complex system running within the game engine. As ever with…

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How to build a Minecraft town in 30 minutes

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game involving players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. As such it is…

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3D GIS IPad App: 3D-GIS in the Cloud

The 3D-GIS in the Cloud App for iPad and Smartphones allows city data to be navigated in 3D. Mixing augmented reality and 3D visualisations the App extends the reach of GIS beyond the office and allows organisations to make collaborative and accurate business decisions in both field and office environments. The system supports existing GIS spatial…

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CryEngine 3 The Possibilities

On our MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation we are currently focused on Lumion and Unity for rapid urban or data visualisation. Yet our eyes are turning towards the possibilities offered by the CryEngine 3. With a 2013 release it is looking well timed for next years options. The CryEngine with…

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The Chapel HDR Timelapse and ‘Making Of’

Regular readers will know that we have a bit of a ‘thing’ for the interiors of churches/chapels, timelapse imagery and high dynamic range photography, as such the movie below is one of our favourites: The Chapel is a short film by paying tribute to an exceptional protestant temple in Zeliszów, Poland, designed by Karl Langhans…

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