Chapter 12. Modeling Complex Environments (3D Cities)

This chapter brings together what you’ve learned so far to create a 3D cityscape that bounces to the beat and plays video on billboards—and then, as an added bonus, we’ll fly a camera around. Ready? Let’s go!

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When working with larger environments, it’s worth the effort to start with paper and pencil: Draw out a rough idea of what kind of cityscape you wish to create. Figure 12.1 is my example.

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Figure 12.1 Cityscape plan: Squares = buildings, long rectangles = ...

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