We often get asked about producing rendered images and fly throughs etc, and indeed we have shown similar things at User group Meetings in the past. I got asked again today to produce some examples.
Attached below are some stills from an AVI I produced from an MX model. All of this was done using MX V8i Standalone, so you have the tools to do exactly what you see below.
Overall 3d View of the Models View 1 near the Start, bottom right of Overall View 2, near junction, top right.
View 3, just after bridge showing cars and lights View 4, Over view of Bridge
There's a certain amount of preparation you need to do to set this up, but you can put as much or as little detail on this as you like. The basic process is this.
Triangulate both the design and ground models.
Use Automatic Seeding to Group the Triangles. (Or actually any method you like for grouping the triangles ).
Customise Grouped Triangle style sets to include Materials and Group Codes.
Reference in other features if required, eg Bridge Deck and Piers, which are DWG's in this case.
Add Roadmarkings using macrolines or Microstation linestyles.
Place 3d cells to add detail such as trees, cars and lighting columns. (These are freely available, plus we have many examples).
Add lighting if so desired.
Use the Fly Through option to create an AVI file, NOT the MX 3d Model Viewer. ( I haven't worked out how to post an AVI to my Blog otherwise I would).
Additionally, you can also carry out the following, Use Saved Views, Publish to 3d PDF, Export to Google Earth.
The above screen grabs are fairly rough and ready, but didn't take me long to do, and as I say, you have all the tools available to do this yourself now. As with all these things, the more time you put in the more detail you can add, and the better the final results. With practise they get easier, quicker and better.
If you are interested in this in a bit more detail, get in touch with me as below. Hope this is of interest.
It look brilliant :) If I have some free time I will look at this a little bit closer! As said Darren maybe You have any example/tutorial? It would be very handful while starting to conquering the new (for me) functionality :)
Nice work simon, i knew of this functionality but haven't explored it yet. Would be handy if you have some literature on this. i.e tutorial paper/video or just some general notes. Would be nice if there is anything i could show to our clients & project managers.
is it possible to achieve these results within the drive through visibility analysis tool?
To date I’ve only been able to get smoothed views and any additional triangulated surfaces are displayed as heavy linework.
We are relying a great deal on this tool, creating videos etc, and would like to achieve better results.