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Old 04-06-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just finished my second year of uni and with it my first proper mel script, its a city generator and was for a project set at uni, hope you like...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8B5U97x8e8

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Nice one chris, looks like you've got the start of a potentially very useful tool
Have you had a look into procedural city generation and L-systems? I had a look into it as a potential tool while at uni but am in the big world of employment without time for maya at the minute

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knew I had the links, here you go:
http://www.vision.ee.ethz.ch/~pmuell...gine/Documents
(documentation on procedural city, building and facade generation)

http://www.introversion.co.uk/blog/archive.php
Look at the 'Its all in your head' threads as it shows the development of a procedural city generator for a new game called subversion

http://algorithmicbotany.org/papers/#abop
Free downloadable book on L-systems written by the guy who developed it, Lindenmeyer.
I think that the paintfx tool also uses a variation of this for creating differing random plants.

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Hey,

Thanks guys, wow thats some interestin stuff simon, ya would love to develop it further but also need to find a job at mo, admittedly mines just to try n work of sum uni overdraft, but also limited on maya/mel time, will try n develop some more scripts over the summer and have them posted in the next few months.

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