Processing, Lumion, CityEngine, 3D Max and a touch of Jazz

One of the questions in modelling a ‘living city’ is how to combine aspects of agent based modelling for crowds, traffic simulation and 3D cities without a work flow that takes weeks and a high end graphics house.

Processing Output in Lumion

Processing Output in Lumion

Using the intriguing P5 to Max script it is possible to control 3D Max via Processing and a local server connection, this opens up a raft of possibilities for visualisation and urban scenes based on real data.

As a quick example we used the default processing P5 scene and created the clip below, it also allowed us to test the various configurations for lighting and weather in Lumion:

We will be exploring the possibilities of Processing and 3D Max further over the coming weeks…