I read your reply to @Amit which goes back to 2012... just want to double check if the same is true for CE 2015.
I have similar problem and want to use Lidar data to capture roof details of buildings beside the average height.
We recently released the Local Government Schematic Scene solution. This solution allows you to create LOD2 buildings (roof forms) out of building footprints and lidar. We use 3D and Spatial Analyst to extract information from the lidar such as eaveHeight, Building Height, roof form, roof direction and then use CityEngine rule packages to create the LOD2 buildings.
You can download the solution here:
Gert van Maren
Esri software solutions
First, thank you for the solution.
I downloaded it but noticed that there aren't any instructions. Would you mind describing the recommended workflow? I don't need step by step details but I believe a description of the general process would be very helpful.
Township of Langley
The instructions are on those Local Government pages as well under the Get Started tab.
Just pick the scene you would like to start with on the left - Basic or Schematic. Keep in mind that the quality of the roof forms that created in the Schematic workflow, greatly depend on the resolution of the Lidar data and building footprints. We recommend 3 feet or less point spacing for the Schematic Scene workflow.