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Procedural city in Unity?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OneWayRoad, May 12, 2014.

  1. OneWayRoad

    OneWayRoad

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    It would be good if there is a CityEngine plugin or something like that for unity or better if they will integrate this inside unity. However im no coder but i really want something like that . So if anyone whos good at programming and interested into this please lemme know. If you make that plugin , ill definitely buy it :-D.

    theres a city engine sdk i found on the web:



    https://github.com/Esri/esri-cityengine-sdk/blob/win64/license/EULA.pdf
     
  2. S3dition

    S3dition

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    Have you checked the asset store? A procedural city builder is way too specific for Unity to implement. However, a procedural generation system attached to the terrain tool isn't a bad idea. Something that can distribute random prefabs using a variety of algorithms perhaps.

    It's not something you can't do yourself though, with a little research.
     
  3. Aabel

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  4. MD_Reptile

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    Got access to 3ds max 2011? Then get ahold of ghostTown city generator, this link takes you to more info on it:

    http://www.kilad.net/GTForum/

    Of course this can't directly be edited in unity, but it's pretty solid tool for city generation.
     
  5. OneWayRoad

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    what so bad about being too specific? isnt speedtree too specific, too? and it will come to unity soon enough
    anyways, i checked the asset store and it was no good its just some models you cant edit in realtime
    Buildr is good but its a building specific cant make roads though .:)
     
  6. Aabel

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    Try out the Houdini engine stuff. It's free for now and it works in the Unity editor.
     
  7. S3dition

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    Speedtree does much more than just procedurally generate trees. It allows you to create entire forests of flora with sensitivity to wind zones. A lot of games can use highly optimized flora. Only a few very specific games need very specific procedural building population. In the vast majority of games, structures are either placed by the level designer or the player.
     
  8. angrypenguin

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    There's an asset called BuildR which procedurally generates buildings, and does a pretty nifty job of it too. It's a solid step towards what you're after.
     
  9. RecklessGames_

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