Thursday, 6 January 2011

Project Galileo

I have looked at the various Autodesk Labs projects before and there is some fun stuff there which expands the functionality of their existing software in some interesting way, or is out of the blue cool.

Project Galileo looks interesting as any real-time city visualisation/design/simulation engine should be. Here are some of the preview vids:




Very cool, I am interested to see what some of the researchers do with the tech preview in FBE, on the face of it, looks useful for a range of things. Autodesk describes the product thus:
Project Galileo overview - an easy-to-use planning tool for creating 3D city models from civil, geospatial and building data, and 3D models. Galileo also enables users to sketch conceptual infrastructure ideas within the 3D city model. Using Galileo, planners, GIS analysts, project managers, and architects can help stakeholders better understand infrastructure projects and plans in the context of the built and natural environment.

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