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Forthcoming Tutorial: The Rendered City

Have you ever read a book on architectural visualisation or 3D modelling and still been left in the dark about how to create all the stunning images featured inside? Maybe its just us but we are often left frustrated with books/tutorials that don't quite live up to the hype.

As such we are thinking about putting together a new series of posts looking at creating and rendering your own city, complete with lighting and overview textures. Modelling a city in packages such as 3D max can seem like a daunting task but with the right steps images such as the one above and below can be achieved from scratch in just a few hours.

Our second part of 'Greebling a City' will go online soon with the Crysis tutorial frustratingly moved to next week due to frequent crashes with their new SDK.

Next week we have news of how to get hold of our booklet - Digital Geography: Geographic Visualisation for Urban Environments - which acts as an overview of the latest work via the blog along with a number of tutorials on how to create panoramas, google maps and visualisation in google earth.

The full book on Digital Urban will be available in the summer, if you have a tutorial you would like to see either on the blog or in the book, do let us know via the comment box below.


  1. If you haven't already, check out Podium... its a great plugin for sketchup that produces some nice renders


    clay rendering:

    and an excellent photoreal render:

  2. Anonymous6:29 PM

    I would like to see the tutorial about texturing these city buildings created with greeble plugin. how to texture the full greebled created city in max.
    Thanks. This is great effort and my whole greatest words are for you.Keep it up guy, 3D community is thankful to you for providing such information. Ali

  3. Anonymous6:53 PM

    i love everything but i'd love to see how to apply texturing and renderng then , the road texturing too

  4. Anonymous1:01 PM

    its good tutorial,but we need tutorial about greeble texturing...

  5. Tushar Srivastava7:13 PM

    the previous 2 tuts were great, excitingly waiting for the 3rd one with texturing the whole city, actually i'm also looking forward to you guys for the rendering it too....for full archi. project......your help and tips are great......
    thanks for making such awesome efforts.


  6. martin1:37 PM

    Great, now all we need is a texturing tutorial, or anything to go even deeper into the details.

  7. where are the max files for this tutorial