CityEngine is a stand-alone desktop software application for the design, planning, and modelling of urban environments in 3D. The current release connects to the rest of the ArcGIS system primarily through data exchange, though this will become more tightly integrated in future releases.
CityEngine allows professional users in GIS, CAD, and 3D to:
Quickly generate 3D cities from existing 2D GIS data.
Do conceptual design in 3D, based on GIS data and procedural rules.
Efficiently model virtual 3D urban environments for simulation and entertainment.
CityEngine also provides advanced capabilities for the direct export of the generated 3D city models out to other software tools, such as data management/analysis packages (like ArcGIS), 3D editing software (like Maya or 3ds Max), geo-visualization tools (like ArcGlobe or Google Earth), game engines (like Unity or Unreal), high-end rendering solutions (like RenderMan), or web-ready cloud rendering services (like RealityServer).