How to import heightmap and texture data and where from?

03-16-2016 08:03 AM
New Contributor

Hi everyone,

I am very new to CityEngine and I am trying to do some visual analysis of a part of Newcastle for my dissertation. However, I cannot figure out how to import height data to create a terrain- the height dataset I currently have is a 5 metre DTM downloaded from DigiMap. I cannot figure out how to copy this to my workspace.

Am I using the wrong kind of data?

If so, what do I need to download and where from?



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Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Amber,

Welcome to the CityEngine community!

Your approach with the 5m DTM seems to be feasible.

Here is a tutorial that explains the terrain import workflow:

Tutorial 2: Terrain and dynamic city layouts—CityEngine Tutorials | ArcGIS for Desktop

Detailed information on terrain layers is given in the CityEngine help:

Terrain Layer