[Geowanking] rendered 3d scene
brian at beruna.org
Thu Mar 3 18:46:14 PST 2011
Great example, getting offtopic, this is why a lot of user interface mockups
use sketches and neutral layouts to focus on arrangement vs font, etc
Could easily affect range berm proposal depending on how it affects
sightlines, horizon, etc. This is why a lot of planners use tools like
3DNature's because you can add in trees and vegetation not possible in a
GIS. We have flood control projects that are beautiful parks with trees and
waterfowl. The ditches and gates are cleverly concealed.
Risk is if you draw it one way, it gets approved, then don't deliver
On Mar 3, 2011 3:51 PM, "Marc Pfister" <MPfister at enplan.com> wrote:
>> Brian Russo wrote:
>> This can actually be worse the nicer the visuals are, because many
>> laypeople see a pretty map and assume the data is good when in fact
>> there is generally no correlation between data presentation and data
> This reminds me of something where too much realism became a problem for
> We were doing some visualization studies for a housing development and
they were rejected by the client (a county) because the house models we were
using were too stylized and they didn't want the architectural style to
influence public opinion ("Not more bleeping Tuscan tile and stucco!").
Having crisply rendered grey boxes looked way too weird, so the compromise
was to have an architect/artist hand draw and watercolor(!) over the boxes,
so they had a form that seemed very preliminary and indefinite while still
showing what the houses would do to the visual character of the area.
> Now for a berm on a gun range, you probably won't have that problem....
> - Marc
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