previous post on City 17, the fictional location for Half Life, we now take a first look at using the game engine for Architectural Visualisation. A Half Life user known as Kasperg has produced a model of the Kaufmann House by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Half Life Source Engine.
Using the Source Engine, as opposed to more traditional Architectural Software, allows the use of dynamic lighting and a real-time walkthrough of the scene in high resolution. The movie demonstrates the quality of Half Life for visualisation using both a standard walkthrough and half way through a fly-through using the Half Life 'Noclip' option.
*Update - see our Game Engines thread for visualising Architecture in Oblivion*
A higher resolution version of the movie can be download from here (wmv 57Mb).