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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Esri CityEngine lets you create, as the name implies, cities, quite easily. As a bonus, it lets you export these creations in various formats including FBX files which can be imported into 3D game engines including Unity. You can very easily add VR support for the Oculus Rift to Unity 4 Pro.

To follow along with this tutorial we will need a few things:

  • Esri CityEngine 2013: 30 day trial license may be available

  • Unity 4 Pro: for Oculus Rift Support, 30 day trial license is available. You should be able to get away with the free version if you only want to add a traditional FPS camera.

  • Oculus Rift SDK: free but will need to sign up for a developer's account

  • Oculus Rift Developer's Kit: Needed to view in virtual reality though you can still follow this tutorial and navigate the city via a regular monitor.