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City Builder

This activity is bourne out of research conducted at the HITLabNZ, which is based at the University of Canterbury. This is a workspace on which is placed an virtual landscape. A two-buttoned pointer is used – one button toggles through the buildings available and the other button places the current building on the landscape wherever the user is pointing. In this way, a small city can be built quite quickly to illustrate concepts such as town planning, shading (and recession planes), facilities management or landscape design. Users can then fly into the scene and walk around their creation. details unavailable... gallery...

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