Author Topic: City Visualization finished (finally)  (Read 9514 times)

Michael Betke

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City Visualization finished (finally)
« on: May 28, 2012, 09:37:32 pm »
May 28, 2012, 09:37:32 pm
I finished the latest city visualization project three weeks ago. It is a renovation of an urban environment split into several stages. The first stage was the transformation of a train station area and started even back in spring 2011 and went through several milestones until now.

All in all Pure3d Visualizations delivered four milestones with changes, several movies and a minimum of 40+ renderings for the presentations held by our french partner from HiTechsPro.

Real-Time tech - we used Lumion3D and Leadwerks Engine - was used for playing with design ideas during meetings mainly and impress people with the possibility to walk around and push buildings around. Its also nice to get good visual output if needed and incorporate changes without the need to render all again.

For this design evaluation the very first step was to rebuild the current area on a 1,7km x 2,2km space, photograph most visible buildings and recognizeable spots and turn it into 3D.

The station area got polish very well by the architect and landscape department. There is a huge amout of vegetation and all had to be placed by hand (thats why I bug all people here to vote for vegetation painting feature). Replacing large amounts of vegetation is tedious if you have to redo it with several design stages over and over again. The first version of Lumions vegetation assets also didn't met the requirements of the landscaping department and it was hard to find a solution which made all people happy.
People found Lumion to be too flashy and gloomy with fantasy like looking trees. But it got significant better with latest versions. Tools and also artists get better. ;)

Now I'm happy that I finished this project after such a long time and its nice to be able to share the latest version with a small video (sorry no sound because it just played and people talked beside playback).

The video:


And some visuals attached. If you have questions then just ask. If you have work for me and Pure3d then get in touch! 
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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 11:12:20 pm »
May 28, 2012, 11:12:20 pm
Excellent...... O+ ;)
Well done Michael, Its amazing, large scene, beautiful Lumion use, great atmosphere
Thanks for sharing

Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 11:29:18 pm »
May 28, 2012, 11:29:18 pm
Wow, fantastic work.  Especially like the last 20+ seconds of the clip, it shows a large city expanse very life-like looking.

Re your comment vegetation painting; agree.  The brush system must also clip correctly to brush shape edges to avoid plants extending into areas where not required.  I see in the video some grasses in the footpaths, so if trying to place vegetation with the only available circle currently in Lumion it becomes extremely difficult to place multiplants correctly and you have to revert to single placement which is time costly.

Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 12:35:03 am »
May 29, 2012, 12:35:03 am
 :-9

.. very good..!

as peterm said the last seconds are G R E A T !!!!

 :-P

RAD

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 01:04:14 am »
May 29, 2012, 01:04:14 am
Amazing!
I really like the color tone of the output.

Outstanding work and WOW that model looks great!

blendman

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 06:41:54 am »
May 29, 2012, 06:41:54 am
Very impressive Michael!  Thanks!

regards,

blendman

kais Jacob

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 08:31:00 am »
May 29, 2012, 08:31:00 am
very Good job Michael   , impressive in large scale  <----------->

Michael Betke

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 08:46:46 am »
May 29, 2012, 08:46:46 am
Thanks for the nice feedback all.

@peterm: Yes it was a hard task to place the small individual models at areas where the cluster versions are too big.
I wish I could place vegetation areas and fill them with my plants of choise. A bit like ForestPack Pro or Multiscatter for 3dsmax. But this will be a while until it happens I guess. ;)

 
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billet323

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 04:46:47 pm »
May 29, 2012, 04:46:47 pm
Great work Michael!  The last 20 sec. is fantastic!

BMcIsaac

Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 07:05:03 pm »
May 29, 2012, 07:05:03 pm
That is a very amazing piece of work. I agree with others thoughts on the last expansive scenes....looks very life like....very interesting...thanks!

Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 09:55:00 am »
May 30, 2012, 09:55:00 am
very good congrats

Michael Betke

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 10:12:41 am »
May 30, 2012, 10:12:41 am
Yes the short storyline was to show some significant buildings like the monument and go from the small into the large showing all neccesary "stations".
The last clip is the best overview of course. :)
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gabrielefx

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2012, 06:03:34 pm »
June 02, 2012, 06:03:34 pm
the best animation that I saw here made with Lumion.

zero flicker
all objects are perfectly animated.

Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 05:40:48 pm »
July 27, 2012, 05:40:48 pm
why reflection of around so big ? watch to windows you will see)

Michael Betke

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Re: City Visualization finished (finally)
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 08:26:27 pm »
July 27, 2012, 08:26:27 pm
It's the tech behind Lumion generates reflections. It uses a cubemap and you can set one reflection point. So it looks a bit put of place sometimes. Maybe later versions of Lumion will improve this appearance.
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