What would have Pompeii looked like in 80 AD?

What would have Pompeii looked like in 80 AD?

This 3D reconstruction of ancient Pompeii is quite neat. Generated with Procedural’s CityEngine, it shows how quickly a 3D city can be created using a plug-in, and eliminate the time-consuming tasks of manual modelling and design often required in games, post-production and architectural visualisation. It is also up to 10 times more efficient at creating urban environments than existing packages. It is completely brand new to Escape Studios – no need to say we are quite excited about it.

CityEngine is a versatile package, you can use it to create building interiors with floor layouts, staircases and interior asset objects as well as cities.  This Pompeii design is based on real-world building footprint data and architectural information from archaeologists. For an even more impressive 3D scenario of a futuristic city, check out the 3D city example NYC 2259, the extrapolation of New York City 250 years into the future, inspired by Luc Besson’s great sci-fi movie The Fifth Element.

Check out more demos or ask for a personal live demo to get a quick overview and see how the CityEngine fits into your production pipeline. If you are a student, you can get discounted pricing as well.

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3 Comments Mark Cass

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Mark Cass
Mon 1 Feb 2010: 11:34am

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  • Isabelle Duarte:

    Hi There,

    Thanks for your comment. We took your suggestion so seriously that we thought we'd put a brand new post up to respond to your question. Watch this space, it'll be posted very soon. Let us know if it answers all your questions.


  • Zeropuff1234:

    You give enough about the package but you do not advertise enough what it could do.

  • Zeropuff1234:

    This is great except what about the people? The mounain had just erupted and surely it could not have been built so quickly. That's a whole city. If it's empty then there are no people to build no city so it would be left under rock, and ash making it not look like that. Your explanation below just gives info on the sources you used and not about the video you're showing. But all the same it is impressive.

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