Drone2Map and City Engine

03-30-2017 09:43 AM
Occasional Contributor III

I have some imagery created in Drone2Map. Can I use those images in CityEngine? If so, how?

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Esri Regular Contributor

Hello April,

You have created a DSM with Drone2Map.

CityEngine does support import of image based terrain data.

Please follow the steps to create a Terrain Layer in CityEngine Help.

If you want to add 3D data from Drone2Map,
I suggest georeferencing the drone2map OBJs or FBXes in CityEngine.
1. use your DSM or "File > Get Map Data..." to download the surveyed area
2. import the drone2map export as static model (drag file into scene)
3. use the translation tool to fit the model into the map

CityEngine does not support import of SLPKs.

Occasional Contributor III

I have been able to get the two imported into CityEngine, but the Terrain and Texture keep appearing way above the grid in CityEngine. How do I move everything down to match?

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Occasional Contributor III

The grid is at height 0, so if your terrain is higher, it's normal to be "up there". As for the streaks, turn off smoothing, somewhere in the image options.

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Esri Regular Contributor

Maybe LR is referring to turning off Value filtering in the Inspector as in these other posts:

Remove border issues on terrain 

Terrain issue 

Value filtering is briefly described on this help page (in the table near the bottom):

Terrain Layer 

Here is the description from the page:

The filtering applied to terrain height and sampling. Choice of either none (pixelated), or smooth (linear) filtering.

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