This class shows you how to use Civil View traffic import tools in 3ds Max Design software to bring in traffic simulation data from PTV Vissim. We examine how to prepare your data in VISSIM, how to bring that data into 3ds Max Design using Civil View, and how to handle conflicts such as overpasses. We then talk about various ways to use this data once it is set up, including how to export from 3ds Max Design to another 3D package such as Maya® software. You also learn how to replace the imported data with actual vehicles from the Civil View Vehicle library and how to use your own car library.
- Accurately prepare or communicate how to prepare VISSIM data prior to export
- Properly bring the VISSIM data into 3ds Max Design via Civil View
- Identify conflicts such as overpasses, vehicles going the wrong way, and so on
- Replace/link various car libraries to VISSIM data and know what to do with them afterwards
With over 10 years in the 3d industry, Chip has done extensive work in the areas of civil engineering, industrial design, aviation, visual fx, and animation. Some of the clients he's worked with have included national and collegiate sports teams (in-game jumbotron animations), Garmin and Hot Shot (commercials), Learjet and Rayovac (photo-real concept renders). He is Autodesk Certified in 3ds Max and Maya. He has been a Tech Editor for the past 2 years for Mastering Maya book (Sybex). He has also taught 3d modeling, texturing, rendering, etc. at Kansas City Art Institute (kcai.org). He is also a member of ACM Siggraph and is President of the KC Chapter of AAUGA. Currently at HNTB in Kansas City, he is a 3d Team Lead responsible for oversight and best practices on many visualization projects utilized by their pursuit teams.