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Exporting CityEngine Terrains to LumenRT

Question asked by alex_vasi on Jan 7, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2015 by natestocker

This question is sort of in relation to the "dynamically displaying buildings" thread:

https://community.esri.com/message/435693?et=watches.email.thread#435693

 

In an effort to visualize a large scene, I exported it to LumenRT. But I converted the terrain to a mesh before exporting and so I have to manually align it to the buildings. There is a second option in the LumenRT documentation that I don't quite understand:

 

"To export a heightmap-based terrain, you must add a shape proxy and attach a LumenRT Terrain rule"

 

I don't understand this: what is a shape proxy and how do I make one? Attaching the LumenRT rule I think should be no problem.

 

This is the link to the article:

http://www.e-onsoftware.com/wiki/LumenRT/index.php/Documentation/Export_Plugins/Esri_CityEngine_Plugin#Export_Using_the_CityEngine_LumenRT_Export_Encoder_.28CityEngine_2014_or_greater.29

 

Also, has anyone worked with LumenRT together with Cityengine to share some knowledge? Were you able to export an ENTIRE scene to LumenRT (from terrain to houses, cars etc.)? I am running into small problems along the way (such as exporting a scene to LumenRT, saying it is successful or getting a random error and than nothing shows up in the target folder where I wanted to save it)

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