January 16, 2012, 07:03:17 am
Manually modeling it currently, all depend on our skills, toolset and model library.
It always the disastrous when we need to change terrain slopes and roads. Our model always being end up a mess.
Siteworks look great:
But it cost $$$ and some based softwares like Revit, which seem unreasonable if you are not currently using it. And Revit scripts are quite slow, not possible for any real-time. But it do keep original terrain infos and update autometically when you change roads, retaining walls, underground floor etc.
SiteOP is even more novelty and ideal software for architects, landscape architects :
Again, quite $$$. Quite standalone, but they even do export to SketchUp for vis in their demo!. Not reasonable if you are just going for environment, not doing a lot big site-planning.
Imagine some SiteOP or like plugin in Lumion. It will be super-niche software any architects want. I remembered I've read SiteOP interview that even Autodesk is not their threat. Mostly, we seem to needed just presentation functions from its without much datas. Quite simcity