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koops65 Nov 20, 2012 3:28 AM

Second Life model of downtown Toronto
 
Here's a project I've been working on for some time now, making a 3D model of downtown Toronto. Still needs some improvements, but it's starting to look good enough now to post some screenshots. All of the latest proposals are included, as of last week anyways. :rolleyes:

Overview, from the northwest:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8...64b6ed3f_b.jpg[/IMG]

And from the southeast:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8...e23c5789_b.jpg[/IMG]

The CBD and Clubland:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8486/8...811e38c2_b.jpg[/IMG]

Yorkville and the north end of Yonge Street:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8...4e8e7dfb_b.jpg[/IMG]

Looking north:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8...5f118d09_b.jpg[/IMG]

Yorkville, looking south:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8...caeff2cd_b.jpg[/IMG]

Clubland, Southcore and Citiplace:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8337/8...c58690e5_b.jpg[/IMG]

Looking north from the lake, the traditional postcard view:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8...93e2836d_b.jpg[/IMG]

And now for some dramatic shots, stuff you can't do with Google Sketchup...

All of downtown, from the west, just before sunset:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8...645f8401_b.jpg[/IMG]

All of downtown, from the east, just after sunrise:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8489/8...5d8b2b77_b.jpg[/IMG]

Looking up at the towers of the CBD, at night:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8...05bae871_b.jpg[/IMG]

Looking west, at sunset:
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8483/8...4dfa83c8_b.jpg[/IMG]

JACKinBeantown Nov 24, 2012 1:44 AM

Looking good! Do you have them organized by date so you could show how the skyline will look now, 2013, 2014, etc?

koops65 Nov 24, 2012 8:48 PM

Thanks, no I haven't gone that far yet. I still need to refine it more, better detail on the buildings, the textures. And I have to add more buildings too. Right now the shortest towers are 113 metres, except for a few that are part of a complex. I plan to lower that to 100 metres, and eventually to 90 metres. Once I get that done I'll be able to start sorting them out by date, or by status.

koops65 May 7, 2016 7:39 PM

It's been 3 1/2 years since I first began to make the model, and it's far more detailed now, as well as 4 X the size it used to be, almost all buildings 35 metres and up are now included, as well as plenty of buildings even shorter. Also, there have been many more proposals and buildings built and U/C in those years. Not everything is finished yet. It's still a work in progress...

These screen shots are all views from various penthouses that have yet to be built:

One Yonge 1

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/EpOOwWx.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/jdQLDrf.png[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Oh4JONN.png[/IMG]

245 Queen E
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ZX9OSDn.png[/IMG]

Rosedale on Bloor
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/yeA8PMi.png[/IMG]

The One
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/b2Psz4f.png[/IMG]

1 Eglinton E
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/pX90FpL.png[/IMG]

Yonge / Bloor
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/xze6Dme.png[/IMG]

The East side
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/wlIG7Aw.png[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/VNah7Fn.png[/IMG]

The Waterfront and CBD
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/J0pcnYB.png[/IMG]

Dwils01 May 30, 2016 7:27 PM

Looks great Koops.

koops65 Sep 4, 2016 1:54 PM

^^^ Thanks!

Lots more changes, more buildings, many of the latest I'm adding are between 20 and 50 metres. All those shorter buildings really help to fill out the landscape, but there are so many of them... now I know why Toronto has over 2500 high rises listed in the database.

A few new screenshots showing some of the more recent changes:

Looking at the CBD, with 100 Simcoe just to the right of Shangri-La.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/mxKJ2U0.png[/IMG]

Looking NE, with 391 Yonge gone from the Yonge/Gerrard intersection.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/FEMD7jp.png[/IMG]

And an overall view of downtown, looking SW.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/8QbzOfa.png[/IMG]

koops65 Sep 15, 2016 11:23 AM

Toronto skyline views from the East and West:

Large file, 1920 X 580
Scroll -------->>>>>>>
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/DoJGXtt.png[/IMG]

Large file, 3800 X 768
Scroll -------->>>>>>>

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/OYA7cvY.png[/IMG]

koops65 Oct 1, 2016 12:01 AM

Two new renders today...

Birds eye view looking Northeast:

[IMG]https://s6.postimg.org/rt8ktmwrl/Tor...l_09_30_16.pngimage search[/IMG]

A bit more dramatic this time, looking North on a misty morning:

[IMG]https://s6.postimg.org/tz2vo5081/Tor...ty_Morning.pnggifs upload[/IMG]

Enjoy! :cheers:

koops65 May 2, 2017 2:08 PM

More updates:

Overview, looking NW:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/xR2x9KJ.png[/IMG]

Looking North:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ZdurNmH.png[/IMG]

View from the CN Tower:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/boLEv3K.png[/IMG]

Looking South towards the lake:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Yu4Shl8.png[/IMG]

From the South this time, looking North:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Jgg4adQ.png[/IMG]

koops65 May 5, 2017 2:49 PM

A close-up of Yonge-Eglinton, from the NW:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/51kJU11.png[/IMG]

koops65 May 7, 2017 1:46 PM

Y & E from the other direction:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Pp0xJLV.png[/IMG]

Looking straight down Yonge Street, from Bloor to the lake:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/xHcIodT.png[/IMG]

The East side, with all those recent proposals added in:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Ir1ls6Z.png[/IMG]

Zoomed right in, looking over City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square:

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/vopbCUQ.png[/IMG]

koops65 Aug 24, 2017 5:08 PM

More updates... I've finished off large sections of downtown, but then I went and started adding more! :uhh:

A ton of updates still need to be completed, and lots more buildings added too, plus all those textures I need to create and upload, but with each phase I complete the picture gets more sharp and clear...

From the South:
Scroll ----->>
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/BJf4uK2.png[/IMG]

From the North:
Scroll ----->>
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/6414tNg.png[/IMG]

koops65 Oct 16, 2017 5:30 PM

Working on adding the latest One Yonge model to the render...

Classic view from the lake, with all of the major towers showing, including The One and One Bloor, YSL and Aura and the Chelsea Gardens twins, and the big ones along Lake Shore Blvd...

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/MzVEWRY.png[/IMG]

koops65 Oct 20, 2017 9:39 PM

Some new renders today... I've pretty much finished up the King West area, and have moved to Davisville and surroundings.

Looking North:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/vwVWngt.png[/IMG]

Looking South:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/z4eKvYR.png[/IMG]

Southcore and One Yonge:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/Tu4n0VW.png[/IMG]

Looking up Yonge from the Lake to St. Clair:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/Dufvp2A.png[/IMG]

YSL needs to be updated now...

koops65 Oct 28, 2017 11:05 AM

Downtown Toronto ~2024

Scroll>>>> (image is 1920 x 900)

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/a4gJObX.png[/IMG]

koops65 Oct 29, 2017 10:43 PM

Here is a more natural looking view, not zoomed in, and I updated YSL as well:

Scroll >>>>

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/8bD4iCD.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/KJQraau.png[/IMG]

koops65 Nov 7, 2017 3:48 AM

Scroll >>>>>> (1920 pixels wide)

Looking West

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/1MNpcrS.png[/IMG]

Looking Southwest

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/dAFBy3m.png[/IMG]

Looking Southeast

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/B5qdmeS.png[/IMG]

Looking East

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/7FG2UzA.png[/IMG]

From above

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/b2La37a.png[/IMG]

koops65 Nov 12, 2017 7:03 PM

From the Lake:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/DG9C2xm.png[/IMG]

koops65 Dec 2, 2017 1:33 AM

More tall towers added...

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/3shGnJ6.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/XbWMo86.png[/IMG]

koops65 Dec 13, 2017 4:35 PM

Looking Northeast from the Lake:

Scroll ------>>

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/fsajhZt.png[/IMG]

koops65 Dec 21, 2017 11:07 PM

So here is the CBD with the new Commerce Court supertall proposal out today, I'll work on those corners later...

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/mqBFoqK.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/HEUdv27.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/lrAFERF.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/KtbjdPG.png[/IMG]

koops65 Dec 27, 2017 9:03 PM

With a generic 415 Yonge added:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/r9b1XmG.png[/IMG]

koops65 Dec 28, 2017 4:43 PM

A few more:

Looking down from directly above King & Bay -

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/0PN0AJD.png[/IMG]

From the East side of the Islands -

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/O2lUBYG.png[/IMG]

koops65 Dec 29, 2017 3:20 AM

With the cancelled Oxford twin supertalls:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/i1TscqC.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/bte6YRc.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 3, 2018 5:45 AM

With 415 Yonge:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/6rUWxeD.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/wv6NCXV.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/mOT3F6D.png[/IMG]

Mighty_Borlaug Jan 4, 2018 4:38 AM

Wow Koops, this is very detailed for Second Life. How many corners do you have to cut with prims and textures to make this happen? Do you have to spend a lot of currency for custom texture maps?

You've put the blood, sweat and tears into this. Congratulations on your progress :)

koops65 Jan 4, 2018 6:16 AM

Thanks! I sell buildings and use that income to buy textures, or I make my own from the drawings I make for the diagram section of SSP. I don't care about the prim count right now, even though it's approaching 3000. I plan to convert it all to mesh and cut the prim count down by 3/4... I still have several hundred buildings to texture as well as many more to re-texture with some HQ stuff.

From the lake:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/7rh2xhD.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 10, 2018 7:00 AM

Here are a bunch of close-ups:

Yonge & St. Clair
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/2Vvi6h5.png[/IMG]

Yonge & Eglinton
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/3495UqN.png[/IMG]

Yonge & Gerrard:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/YDOSfeG.png[/IMG]

Yonge & Bloor:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/5Y6kJyK.png[/IMG]

City Halls, new & old:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/0WPlxTr.png[/IMG]

The Entertainment District:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/gBq2KQl.png[/IMG]

Southcore:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/GdHj5Ss.png[/IMG]

A few views from the East:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/as419iM.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/yiSlwVk.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/4V28ZoY.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 12, 2018 11:19 AM

From above the islands:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/fOaZVcB.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 15, 2018 5:03 AM

Yorkville from Queen's Park

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/CResuJb.png[/IMG]

Yonge & Eglinton from the Northeast (most of the tall tower construction still has yet to take place)

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/SzPULqV.png[/IMG]

Looking Northwest from Bayside

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/ddxmdO7.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 18, 2018 6:01 PM

Wide view:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/r9NpUKz.png[/IMG]

Same viewpoint, but with the camera position raised to a simulated couple of thousand feet:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/66Xdy9d.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 19, 2018 5:19 AM

The view from the Island Airport:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/m8jRJ37.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 23, 2018 7:38 PM

The view from Casa Loma:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/9g1EjkH.png[/IMG]

The Core:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/Mohgaku.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/1SQhZps.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 30, 2018 10:51 AM

From the other direction:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/jq7U2wL.png[/IMG]

koops65 Jan 31, 2018 1:49 AM

Two more from a low angle:

From the West

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/yCrGnsK.png[/IMG]

From the Lake

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/vIolNmx.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 1, 2018 7:05 AM

Here are a few more:

The view from the top row at BMO Field:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/AIHNmPL.png[/IMG]

The view from Polson Pier:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/hZXqaDe.png[/IMG]

High Level:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/B3ZeSxQ.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 8, 2018 5:48 AM

A bunch of new ones...

From NPS:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/WdPCah0.png[/IMG]

Wide-angle looking South:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/N2lqszp.png[/IMG]

Overall:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/SRQlMVB.png[/IMG]

View from the 309 Cherry penthouse:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/DczQ9Ta.png[/IMG]

View from CN:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/TNTaNnl.png[/IMG]

Wide-angle looking NE:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/iJmM3n2.png[/IMG]

View from the Island Airport:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/3vjJtV7.png[/IMG]

Tons of Tall Toronto Towers:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/uCogkKn.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 10, 2018 10:48 AM

Playing with atmospheric effects:

St. James Town
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/b0cw1pB.png[/IMG]

A foggy smoggy morning
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/zZLCTwp.png[/IMG]

Overcast
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/5M3uud7.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 14, 2018 5:36 AM

Here is the Entertainment District with the revised Theatre District Residences:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/2QBZHfc.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/KMeUirj.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 14, 2018 9:07 AM

From Polson Pier:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/DDyS96F.png[/IMG]

Looking straight down Yonge St. The tiny dark building dead center is 2 St. Clair West.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/2VaJAJ6.png[/IMG]

Highriser_P_28 Feb 14, 2018 7:58 PM

This is really nice. Do you plan to model lowrises and other small buildings there?

koops65 Feb 14, 2018 11:22 PM

I already have. The short buildings are approximately 6 floors or 20 metres. There are other even shorter buildings if they are big and/or important. In time I'll add even more low rise stuff...

koops65 Feb 15, 2018 10:13 PM

I just discovered this has tilt-shift...

Centered on YSL:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/BY68Em5.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 16, 2018 7:31 PM

A new look at downtown, from the Eastern side of the Islands, including a 65 floor 30 Bay St, 270 metres tall...

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/5qsTW8z.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 17, 2018 8:11 PM

A stormy day in 2025:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/oXDyLc0.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 19, 2018 6:07 AM

Insane density at Redpath & Broadway:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/aQjiSAo.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 23, 2018 1:15 AM

64 Prince Arthur
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/oj2205f.png[/IMG]

New Toronto Courthouse
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/oBbZW9l.png[/IMG]

Looking Down
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/vizEIyr.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 25, 2018 1:47 AM

Regent Park:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/fvvrha4.png[/IMG]

Bauhaus Condos:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/uKVgv1Q.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 25, 2018 3:56 AM

637 Yonge:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/siiWoDK.png[/IMG]

koops65 Feb 27, 2018 4:29 AM

The Hub in 3D:

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/LHGE0vd.png[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/mJGMLtA.png[/IMG]


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