This was built with Unity:
To support the Team Niven Architects – we used REALIS3D to produce real time visuals and this video. We got the finalised Revit file with just 6 hours to go but demonstrates just how we can use this powerful tool to produce rapid visualisation.
How many 3D models of buildings and plans of Belfast are there? Nearly every building in Belfast younger than 15 years old would have a 3D model of it. This includes architectural masterpieces such as Titanic Belfast and love-it-or-hate-it the Metropolitan Arts Centre. There is also a 3D model of City Hall. 3D model of BT1 and BT2. I know this because I’ve seen them. We also know that SIB are investing in the Colin region to create a townland. I’m sure they have architects visualisations.
The point of interest to me is that I would release much of these assets onto game asset stores. You won’t make much money off them so give them away. And make it so that Belfast is a location (for good or ill) in games. So that people who play these games are already familiar with the city. And make it that someone from the west of the city can explore the east of the city without pressure of fear.
And I’ll challenge anyone to a game of CTF Capture the Fleg on the streets of Virtual Belfast.