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a stand-alone software product that provides a conceptual design and modeling solution for creating 3D cities and buildings.

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Drawing oval in ArcGIS CityEngine

How do I draw an oval, or modify a circle to become an oval, using CityEngine? I have been able to draw ovals using CGA code but would like to just draw one using shape tools and modification tools.
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Obtaining city model for modification in CityEngine from LiDAR point cloud

In ArcMap I transformed the point cloud into Multipoints and then into Singlepoints and I obtained this model in ArcScene. Is it possible to transform these points into 3D objects? Finally, I would ...
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Shader is not working correctly / set(material.[]) is buggy

Concider this first Example: My CGA File: const dryWallCol = "Walltexture1/Drywall4.png" Lot --> primitiveCube(20,20,20) ...
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Projecting GeoTIFF onto shaped roofs using CGA rules

I am working with CityEngine 2019.1 and would like to project a GeoTIFF as a texutre onto shaped roofs of 3D-buildings. Currently I am trying with the following code which essentials are described on ...
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Aligning shapes to terrain in CityEngine?

I have a problem. As soon as I click "Align shapes to Terrain", my shapefile rectifies and falls down the edge. In the first picture(Border_Issue1) you can see that all shapefiles have the right size,...
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City Engine: Align Terrain to Shapes - Purpose?

What is the purpose of aligning the terrain to shapes, if I have already aligned my shapes to the terrain? In my understanding, the terrain is a reference surface, and therefore I wouldn't want to ...
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Automatic Roof Modelling on QGIS

I have an area that I am modelling using QGIS, I have each building outline, and I extrude it via qgis2threejs. I wish to add another level of detail and model the roof of each house, which doesn't ...
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Point to Polygon (rectangle)

I have a 2D data for a building, basically a GDB containing wall-polygon, column polygon, Glass-wall polygon. The Door layer inside the building is represented as a point. Is there any way to generate ...
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I have a Desktop PC with configuration described below. Is it enough to run ESRI CITYENGINE? [closed]

Model - Dell OptiPlex 3050, Processor - 7th Gen Intel Core i3 7100, Processor Clock Speed - 3.9GHz, CPU Cache - 3MB, Chipset - Intel B250 Chipset, RAM - 4GB, RAM Type - DDR4 2400MHz, RAM Slot - 2, HDD ...
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CityEngine: aligning a shape to terrain

I have three layers: 1-Parcels 2-Buildings 3-DEM I imported them all into CityEngine and I aligned parcels and Buildings to Terrain (DEM). I noticed that, in large parcels (see Figure 1), some ...
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Scaling issues when exporting FBX models from CityEngine

I have extruded a dataset of circles into cylinders based on values in an attribute table using CityEngine and I am trying to export this into an FBX model for use in 3DS Max as well as Infraworks 360....
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CityEngine Rule for Area [closed]

I have been successful at creating rules for already established footprints in CityEngine. However, I recently received a project to create a proposed commercial and residential development. I have ...
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Controlling the shape over another shape

I have been using City Engine recently, I started working on writing a rule file and I am having problem. I have created one shape where there is a Podium and tower above it I want to have enough ...
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Importing IFC file in CityEngine?

I am trying to integrate BIM and GIS. I have IFC file, I try to import the file into CityEngine, but I failed to do so, because its say that my ifc. Files does not have a projection. I try to select ...
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Export 3D layers automatically in CityEngine to FBX?

How to automatically export all layers in a scene in CityEngine to corresponding FBX? Is there a batch processing or a programming approach for exporting them to FBX?
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Dividing floors into different number of apartments using CityEngine? [closed]

Is it possible to divide each floor of a particular building into a different number of apartments?
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Giving colors to buildings in CityEngine?

I am new to CityEngine and using trial version 2011.2.I want to know how the colors are given to buildings? Cga rule file for buildings I have written is :- */ version "2011.2" attr BUILD_HEIGHT=0 ...
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How to extrude a polygon in a slope in CityEngine

I am going to extrude polygons in slope using CityEngine and would like to have horizontal roofs. As you know, when you extrude a polygon in slope, a sloped roof is generated. But in reality buildings ...
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Draping surface on custom data rather than built in elevation data for 3d web scene in CityEngine webviewer app?

When I publish a web scene from ArcGIS Pro to ArcGIS Online for use in a cityengine 3d web scene, all of my surfaces that I have custom elevations assigned to come out flat. As far as I can tell the ...
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CityEngine: Displaying points

I'm new with CityEngine and I'm currently trying to alter the display of a point dataset which are representing a number of sensors. I am unsure of how to alter their height (obviously I don't want ...
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Working with 2D building footprints and ArcGIS Pro / CityEngine

I've been trying for a few days now to create 3D buildings from my 2D building footprints. All the tutorials I've been through let me down right where it counts so I've decided to ask the pro's here. ...
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City engine web scene (large model)

I have a tag bit of a problem I made a 3d model of a city (about 21000 models) and using the city engine web scene viewer from Esri is slow and eats up a lot of resources unfortunately (and I'm ...
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Writing CityEngine code? [closed]

I'm new to CityEngine and struggling to put together code for a zoning rule that requires buildings to have a graduated height based on what's called the context transition edge. Max height is a ratio ...
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3DWeb Viewer issue

I have been putting together a textured multipatches, DEM, polygon data (road, pavement), point data (trees with 3d symbology) and have been trying to share my model using the export to 3d web scene ...
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Donut polygons getting filled when exporting to 3d Web Scene

I have built a model using ArcScene by draping 2D polygon data over an elevation raster and am having issues when using the Export to 3D Web Scene tool. The tool builds the model successfully, but ...
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How to load VRML data into CityEngine

I can't see whether Esri CityEngine supports VRML files directly, or how to load them if they're not supported (the online materials are more marketing-focussed than technical). Is there a ...
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Does QGIS data work in Esri CityEngine?

Does QGIS data work in Esri CityEngine? I have a copy of CityEngine Basic and imported a shapefile which have the street network and lots. Without ArcGIS I can't open data which have building ...
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Buildings missing texture in 3d web scene exported from ArcScene

A random sampling of buildings are missing textures. The models were made in Sketchup 8 and exported to COLLADA, then dropped in ArcScene. All of the textures are .jpg files. The models look fine in ...
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City Engine - 3D zoning envelope & street orientation

Is there a way to change the front & back angles that generate the 3D zoning envelope according to street orientation? Ideally there should be 6 cases which describe angular ranges and for each ...
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What are use cases of Esri CityEngine? [closed]

I would like to know the use cases of Esri CityEngine, and what distinguish this tool from the other standard GIS like ArcMap and QGIS? and in which fields could be used ?
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OpenStreetMap data into ESRI CityEngine [duplicate]

I am trying to download building footprints from OpenStreetMap so I can import them into ESRI's CityEngine but I am only able to download road files (as routes), as seen below. I am trying to ...
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Creating CGA rules in ESRI CityEngine?

I'm new in using ESRI CityEngine 2011. I read it's tutorials. It was very interesting and helpful for but there is no references or tutorials for how to create CGA rules. How can I find any tutorials ...
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