Thursday, March 25, 2010

Next Gen Urban Simulation and Visualization

I've written about next gen urban simulation in the past before but I stumbled across a video today which made me think more about the direction of 3d visualization and how it applies to urban simulation games.

The video creators shows the game engine of CryTek 2 combined with renderings from Enodo

Here's some renderings from Enodo projects which hint at what a next gen simulator might look like.

Bryant Park rendering, NYC: Example of daytime lighting, fauna, shadows, sims and graphics

NYC Public Library: mid to high poly models

Bellagio, Las Vegas: example of textures and realism

La Defense, Paris: example of night lighting and traffic UI

If a urban simulation game were to be created similar to this players would need to a powerful graphics card to run it and a very good computer. But with computers getting more and more advanced and can handle more graphic intensive gaming. We'll wait and see or build our own ;)

More next time

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